Not One Feeble
As time goes on I find more creaks and groans in my body on a daily basis. I find it takes considerably longer to come from a squatting position to upright.
When I at one time never looked for a place to sit down until the sun was going down, I now find a chair a welcome place when the sun is high in the sky. Change takes place, life goes on, and we draw on grace and find God’s provision.
We can choose to meditate on the problem, or we can meditate on the solution. My thoughts are once we have identified the problem, it’s time to meditate on the solution.
So I find it interesting and refreshing to fan my expectation with the fact that when Moses led the people out of Egypt (out of the world, or out of the natural, in Bible typology), it is stated that there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
Scholars conservatively estimate the exodus from Egypt consisted of about 2.4 million people, and some scholars estimate about 5 million people. They had been enslaved under an abusive tyrannical rule for 430 years, but when God brought them “out of the world” to enter the promised land, he gave the grace and provision so they came out with silver and gold and not one feeble (tottering) person was among those millions of people (Psalms 105:37).
I also observe that the moment a person’s body is cut or injured, the body is programmed to instantly start healing itself. God has set things up in an order of healing and restoration. Jesus came on the scene healing all (Matthew 8:16,17). The early church healed all (Acts 5:15,16). The Word promises those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength and mount up with wings as eagles and run and not grow weary and walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31).
So I find it to be increasingly important to me to “lay hold” on the Word of God in the face of my “situation” and look unto Jesus the author and finisher of faith, and know that what God did for the people of Egypt, he will do for me. Everybody believes what they want to. I will believe God wants me well and living a vibrant life of love, power, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
Jackie Calhoun is a contributing writer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.