“It is lamentable that peace does not come in capsules.” So wrote a doctor in 1963, the year I was born, in the first printing of his book None of These Diseases. S.I. McMillen, M.D. was born in 1898 and lived to be 92. His many years as a caring physician had brought him to this frustrating reality—peace does not come in a pill. He witnessed many physical health problems stemming from a lack of peace.
I have referred back to Dr. McMillen’s book many times over my medical career. His book has been a sort of guidepost that I often refer to when sorting out health problems that have roots stemming from inner turmoil. He combines medical science and his faith beautifully. Similar to medical books that I have read from the late 19th century, a person’s basic need for peace was the same in 1870 as it was in 1963 as it is in 2022.
Peace does not come in a capsule. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled…” (John 14:27).
When I was experiencing physical health problems in my younger days, the capsules I was prescribed helped a little. The healthy lifestyle changes that were recommended helped a little. It wasn’t, however, until I asked Jesus for help… rest in my soul… that my symptoms resolved. Gone. He gave me peace of mind and peace of heart, a peace that surpasses understanding. It didn’t make any sense. I was cured. And happy. And at peace. And no medication side effects!
* Watch for my new book Holy and Wholistic Health! It should be available within the next 3-5 weeks!