The purpose of medicines is to make one feel better. Hopefully, it will heal the body and lesson the pain. However, medicines cost money. A lot of money.
Did you know God has an alternative plan? A merry heart.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. (Proverbs 15:13)
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. (Proverbs 15:15)
Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. (Proverbs 12:25)
The result of a merry heart is to, Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. (Philippians 4:4)
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001