Life is full of change. There are wonderful events like weddings and the birth of a child but all too often we’re confronted with devastating circumstances; news that your spouse has lost their job or our loved one has died can turn our lives upside down.
For instance, one minute a week ago I was closing my drapes, and the next minute I was on my bedroom floor. I wasn’t hurt but I couldn’t get up so I pushed my Lifeline necklace. When the operator answered my call, I told her I had fallen and needed help to get up. While I waited, I scooted myself over to the sliding glass door so I could lean against it. After the paramedics came and checked me out they asked me to walk into my dining room. To my surprise I walked about half my normal speed. Over the next few days, while I recovered from my newly acquired aches and pains, I continued move at a snail’s pace.
My little granddaughter was crawling all over my house the other day. When she toppled over she gave a cute little grin and got going again. I used to be like her. My falls usually haven’t hurt me like this one did so I just get up and go about my day. This one however affected my confidence.
Life is full of ups and downs, physical and mental. The accumulation of pain we go through in our lives can diminish our resilience. Yet God promises in Isaiah 40:31.
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.