7 Things Sickness Tries To Steal From You

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James 1:17

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

Matthew 7:9-11 AMP

“Or what man is there of you, if his son asks him for a loaf of bread, will hand him a stone?

Or if he asks for a fish, will hand him a serpent?

If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!”

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

“And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.”

1 Peter 5:6 NLT

“So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.”

Acts 5:13 AMP

“And none of those who were not of their number dared to join and associate with them, but the people held them in high regard and praised and made much of them.”

2 Corinthians 12:7 AMP

“And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given me a thorn (a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to rack and buffet and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted.”

1.         Sickness steals time.

James 5:15

“And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”

James 5:15 Personalized

“And the prayer of faith shall save <<YourName>>, and the Lord shall raise <him/her> up; and if <YourName> has committed sins, they shall be forgiven <him/her> .”

2.         Sickness steals joy.

Matthew 6:34 TLB

“Jesus said, “So, don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time”

Matthew 6:34 MSG

"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

James 1:2

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.”

Psalm 35:27

“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.”

3.         Sickness steals hope.

Romans 15:13 NLT

“I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace while you trust in him. Then your hope will overflow by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13 AMP

“May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.”

Psalm 130:5 NLT

“I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.”

Psalm 39:7 NLT

“And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.”

Psalm 25:5 NLT

“Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.”

Psalm 94:19 NLT

“When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.”

“When doubts filled <<Your Name>>’s mind, your comfort gave <<Your Name>>  renewed hope and cheer.”

Job 11:18 NLT

“Having hope will give you courage. You will be protected and will rest in safety.”

Proverbs 23:18 NLT

“You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.”

Romans 15:13 AMP

“May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.”

4.         Sickness steals money.

Proverbs 6:31

“But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.”

5.         Sickness steals energy.

Proverbs 3:23-26 TLB

“They keep you safe from defeat and disaster and from stumbling off the trail.  With them on guard you can sleep without fear; you need not be afraid of disaster or the plots of wicked men, for the Lord is with you; he protects you.”  

1 Peter 4:11 NLT

“Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.” 

Proverbs 3:21 TLB

“Have two goals: wisdom—that is, knowing and doing right—and common sense. Don’t let them slip away, for they fill you with living energy and bring you honor and respect.”  

6.         Sickness steals dreams.

Psalm 34:19 NCV

“People who do what is right may have many problems, but the Lord will solve them all.”

7.         Sickness steals love.

John 10:10 AMP

“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”

John 10:10 NLT

“. . .My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”

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