As many of you know by now I started this blog due to an illness that has dragged on for two years. I have had a few up moments followed by many down moments along the way. Yesterday started as a down moment, another cold!! Before I had CFS I hardly got colds now it happens a lot. I was feeling like I was going to struggle today and I sighed, “I am really fed up of this”.
Then I picked up the Bible and read Psalm 27:14
Be strong and of good courage let your heart be stout. Wait for the Lord.
I read and underlined these words that seemed to apply to me today. Be strong and of good courage. I need to pick myself up and put my focus on how God wanted me to deal with this, with courage. “The Hebrew word here means, “be strong.” That is:
Do not faint.
Do not be dismayed.
Still hope and trust in the Lord“. (Barnes notes)
So I sat down and decided to meditate on these words.
The Lord has allowed this time in my life Ps 23: He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
Meditating on the word reminds me of soaking in a bath, mulling over the words letting them speak to you, allowing them to refresh your spirit. Just as a bath refreshes our bodies.
Psalm 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
Joshua 1:8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.