Got a headache? Just grab some Ibuprofen and you’ll be fine! That is, unless you are unfortunate enough to experience some of the side effects of Ibuprofen pills. Side effects of this simple pain killer include rash, dizziness, nausea, heartburn, stomach cramps, ringing ears, indigestion, loss of appetite, nervousness, depression, numbness in the hands & feet, blurred vision, double vision, stomach ulcer, cold sore, dry mouth, drowsiness, and in some cases (of all things) head pain. Nearly all drugs have a long, comical list of side-effects that make you wonder if you really need the medicine at all. When you have a headache and you reach for the ibuprofen you really want just one side-effect: a cured headache.
No doubt that many of us turn to Scripture in order to find the cure for many of life’s headaches. Not many things can cause a headache quite like an uneasy mind. In Isaiah 32:17, Isaiah offers the medication for a mind without peace, “And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.” If you want real peace, try taking a heavy dose of righteousness. I can guarantee that you will find peace. Jesus Himself said, “Seek first the kingdom of GOD and HIS righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” If you seek righteousness first, Jesus Himself guarantees that your needs will be provided – whether physical or spiritual.
If you’re having trouble finding peace, try using the prescribed medication.
And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. (Isaiah 32:17)