Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” – John 5:14 (NIV)
Have you ever gone to a chiropractor to get your spine adjusted? Perhaps you went because you were experiencing pain in your extremities. The pain may have even subsided the moment the adjustment took place or it may have taken several visits to get relief. Nevertheless, studies have shown that a misaligned spine is linked to common health issues.
One of the most intriguing links of a misaligned spine and a common health issue is colic in infants. At first glance, you may wonder how a misaligned spine could have anything to do with colic. It may be viewed as an isolated issue until we come to understand how the two are closely linked. It is said that the nerves controlling the stomach and brain are intricately connected to each other and as a vertebra presses against the nerves it creates secondary issues such as colic.
Sin is similar to vertebral subluxation as it causes secondary issues in our lives. As we step out of alignment with God’s Word, secondary issues begin to arise. Many times it even appears that the secondary issues are random isolated events. The trick of the enemy is to get us to become so focused on getting relief from the secondary issue, to the point that we ignore the sin issue. Many times we go as far as blaming God for not fixing our issue at hand, all the while He is waiting on us to turn away from sin.
Lord, I realize that every issue in my life is not a direct correlation to sin but it is a good place to start when I am looking for a solution to chronic issues that I am experiencing. Help me to address and adjust the sin areas so that the pain caused by the secondary issues will subside.