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​A Wise Doctor Treats The Patient, Not The Disease

By Robert Harris

February, 2017

How many times have you asked yourself this question, “What is wrong with me?”

You have to be careful whom you ask that question to. If you ask our enemies, they will tell you right quick what’s wrong. Your enemy can point out ever hair that is out of place. He can point out every T that is not crossed and every i that is not dotted. If you listen to your enemy, one of two things can happen.

First, you can become depressed and throw up your hands and say, “What’s the use?!” That’s the position of the fatalist. But – if your enemy has a point and you correct the point that he is making, you can’t help but be a better person.

The second person you can ask this question, “What’s wrong with me?” is yourself.

Most people are their best physician. This is true because, in reality, they alone are the only one who actually knows what is wrong. If you go to see your doctor, he will ask you, “What do you think is wrong with you?” Then you describe your feelings and he works from there.

A wise doctor does not treat the disease, but he treats the patient. When you are willing to face yourself, most of the time, you have the answers for all of your questions. Then you have another high court of appeals you can appeal to – and that’s to God.

You can come into the presence of the Lord and say, “God, what’s wrong with me?” Submit yourself for Him to make changes in your life. That which is wrong can be made right and life can be worthwhile.