You may not have ever noticed but I have some trouble with sinus allergies. It can get pretty rough in the fall and in the spring and in the summer and even sometimes in the winter. So, I began taking an over the counter antihistamine to help manage this condition. But this year, I have not been able to stop coughing. There’s just this kind of on going tickle in the back of my throat, which causes me to clear my throat or cough. When you’re in the business of speaking, it is a problem.
I finally broke down and agreed to go to an allergist to see if there is a better solution. In order for the testing to be accurate, guess what they had me do? Yes, stop taking my medicine for a week.
Sometimes our symptoms have to be bad enough in order for us to discover the real solution to our problems. I guess that is the way it is with our sin problem. Until it gets bad enough for us to do something, we won’t do anything about. In order to get to the real solution the problem has to be at its worst.
Acts 3:19 says, “Repent therefore and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”
You can put a band-aid on your problems and never really solve them, or you can self medicate, but the master physician is the only one who can heal you, if and when you repent.
“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus.”
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®)
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