I’m weak today. I’ve been sick and in need of medicine for a few days now. I can tell I’m getting there…but the progress seems slow moving.
I folded a load of laundry this morning and felt ready for a nap!
I love to read, but in this state it just takes a few sentences to make me doze off in slumber.
My usual energy is simply not here. The smallest of tasks leaves me shaking.
And as I ponder this all encompassing feeling of physical weakness it makes me think of how truly weak I am on a day to day basis.
I take for granted my physical state. My heart beats, my lungs breath in and then out, my blood pulses through my body, my eyes see, my ears hear, my brain acts and processes and I just go on day in and day out never thinking about it. Until it’s not there.
My brain feels foggy today. I’m not able to think that straight or that deep today. My cough hurts and I feel bruised on the inside from all the coughing.
The truth is I am weak.
I’m weak physically and spiritually.
To heal physically it takes rest, following the Doctor’s instructions, lots of liquid, and healthy foods. When I’m in this state, I have to force myself to eat something. Nothing sounds good to me. Nothing sounds appealing.
My mind knows however that I will only get weaker if I don’t eat.
And so I eat. I choose small portions with boosts of nutrition.
I drink liquid. I hydrate my body and flush out the toxins all in the same way.
God made us mind, body, and soul.
It’s all connected. When I’m not feeling well physically it affects the other parts as well. I get overly emotional. Anything can make me cry.
And even though I know it’s a lie…I can think to myself…”will I ever get better?”
“Will I ever work in my garden again?” “Will I ever play and run with my grandchildren again?”
I know I’m exaggerating, but remember I’m sick!
The truth is that we are all sick…spiritually.
We need to feed ourselves with the nourishing Words of Truth that are found in God’s Word. There might be days that we don’t “feel” like reading His Word, but it’s nourishment. We need to follow The Great Physician’s Orders. We need to keep ourselves hydrated and drinking from the well that never runs dry. We need to rest at His feet and place our burdens there. Trust Him with life’s turmoil.
And though the progress may seem slow,
The progress will come, and one day we will wake up and feel strong again.
Strong in Him.
He is our strength.
Only in Jesus can we truly be made whole.
Only in Him can we truly be healthy.
Only in Him can we find rest and peace that passes all understanding.
Only in Him.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.”
“If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water.”
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.”