Psalm 73:4-5 - They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. They are free from common human burdens; they are not plagued by human ills.
Jealousy and envy can chip away the happiness we have in our lives. This applies to not only our general lives, but when we battle a chronic health condition. We can become jealous of the lives of people who don’t face the battle of pain every day. Why do others not face a daunting life of pain? Why do we have to? Realize you’ll never find peace or joy in your life if you keep looking at healthy people’s lives. And just because they look healthy, it doesn’t mean that they or someone they love battles pain. God wants us to live with more satisfaction in our lives by focusing on how we want our lives to go, and include showing others we care about them whether they have a health problem or not.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.