Feeling Kind of Frisky
Through the oppressive heat of the summer, I observed on my daily dog walk that Waylon and Willy would sort of just drag around, doing what they needed to do then just plop down on the ground and pant.
I was feeling about the same way and doing about the same thing. Then we had a little respite in the heat, and enjoyed some cooler mornings.Then it was a different story. Then my little furry friends were very frisky, running and jumping around and rolling in the grass together. I did not exactly run and jump and roll around in the grass, but the cool mornings were refreshing, reminding me that although we might have some of our hottest weather ahead of us, the cool mornings of fall is just around the corner. It seems like the season change is always welcome.
Our God is a big God. With him, and by believing him, all things are possible (Mark 9:23; 10:27).
Some scriptures that I have been embracing for my general overall condition in the “oppressive heat of life” (of getting older every day), are “Restore” and “David recovered all” (Isaiah 42:22; 1Samuel 30:18,19).
Another one that I keep in mind and quote often is “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:28-31).
I would like to testify that last Friday morning I woke up with no pain from a condition I have been dealing with for a long time. At this writing, four days later, I still have had no pain from something that has been daily, and increasing. For all that I myself have done, nothing has given the relief that I have been experiencing these last few days. It is like the cool mornings and a respite from the oppressive heat, making me feel kind of frisky, but cautiously thinking, “Can this really be”!?!
Well, if we preach the Word, we ought to believe it! God wants only good things for us so much that he gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ so we could be blessed in every way. God said he would confirm his Word with signs following (Mark 16:15-20).
So let’s just expect it and give him all the praise and glory!
Jackie Calhoun is a contributing writer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.