The Cure for the Terminal Condition of Sin
The Evangelical Christian Voice in Chiropractic Since 1953
The Evangelical Christian Voice in Chiropractic Since 1953
The 2024 CCA Auxiliary Scholarship
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Auxiliary Scholarship Second Place Award - 2024
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Rachel Murata
When I think about the many stresses in this world and the suffering that individuals go through, I am brought to the word “hope.” As a Christian, hope is everything. We have hope in the glory of God (Romans 5:1-2), the hope of heaven (Revelation 21:4), and the hope that is Jesus Christ (Romans 8:17). This is what allows us to endure suffering in this world. I know that if I can remind my future patients of hope, then they might find encouragement amidst the stresses of this world.
Hope can be small and large. I can encourage my patients who experience acute traumas of hope with healing and time. I can encourage them that there can be healing, and I will do my duty as their chiropractor to co-manage. I can encourage patients to bring in family members that feel let down by other forms of health care. There also may be patients who need daily hope. This reminds me of Lamentations 3:22-23 which expresses grief met by the steadfast and faithful love of the Lord. God presents us with new morning mercies. This reminds us that each day holds hope of its own. The Bible extensively talks about hope for the believer. There is a future glory that Paul compares to our present sufferings. He says in Romans 8:18, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” He then goes on in verse 24 to explain that, “For in this hope we are saved…” as we wait for heaven and our adoption with patience. Hope is foundational to the believer and frames our circumstances in light of eternity. When we think about our future glory, the stresses of this world become smaller and smaller. It changes the way Christians deal with these stresses and it even encourages the non-believer. I also acknowledge that encouragement for each patient differs from person to person. I plan to pray for my patients and ask God for discernment about the best way to adjust and love them. I can support my patients by praying for a peace that surpasses all understanding and intercede for them (Phillipians 4:6- 7). I know that my practice will belong to God with a purpose to further His Kingdom, so I believe that
the Holy Spirit will be present. This will be evident in the way that I serve patients. I will pray for God to create an atmosphere of peace in the clinic. In my practice I desire that the love of God would be felt by my patients. I want to encourage my patients with the real hope of Jesus that does not waiver with suffering, trials, or tribulations. With anxiety and stress plaguing our communities, we need a hope that sustains us on a deeper level and a peace that only comes from God. I plan on encouraging my patients on every visit, giving them the gift of hope and peace. Rachel Murata is a student at Life-West University and plans to graduate in December of 2025.
“How Can I Encourage Patients in this Stress-filled World” by: Rachel Murata Life West University
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