For a disciple of Jesus Christ, sickness becomes a tool in the hands of God. Job was brought to a new awareness of God through his sickness; and Paul enjoyed more of God’s grace through the thorn in his flesh. My first reaction to becoming ill should always be, “Lord, what is Your message in all this?”
Does Jesus want me to always be well? Not until He has accomplished His purposes through my sickness, for having strong, healthy bodies is not God’s first objective for His children; godliness is (1 Timothy 4:8).