Proverbs 4:20-22

New English Translation

20 My child, pay attention to my words;

listen attentively to my sayings.

21 Do not let them depart from your sight,

guard them within your heart;

22 for they are life to those who find them

and healing to one’s entire body.




A cure through medicine rests on the natural

Healing by The Lord on the super-natural

So in using medicine does one trust in man

And in the second on faith as that’s more factual


But does not all the healing come from God

Doesn’t He decide who will have more days to live?

Isn’t there a time-line silently set for everyone?

For the taker and the giver in truth and in myth


If your hope is pinned on medicine alone

Instead of the power of God and medicine is all you trust

Struggling with your health, something appears so wrong

Disappointments will come, like confusing love with lust


Won’t God lead you to medicine through Christian Doctors?

Or even some of the ones who kill babies in the womb?

Are spices, herbs, and fruit so much different from medicine?

And is not dependency on these also very well understood?


Matthew 5:44-45 New English Translation

44 But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be like your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.


Is trusting than on medicine not truly depending also on God?

To thank God after being healed through all types of provisions

The things God provided long ago when He put things into motion

To work altogether for good for humanity and the Christians


If healing was the only objective or the purpose of sickness

Possibly the cure through medicine would make it all complete

But to await His way and time in quietness before the Lord

As then the Spirit of Healing is the Spirit of Holiness indeed


Jan Wienen

This poem is about: 
My community
Our world


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