Ever have a morning where you feel that perhaps the only thing you could accomplish today is getting out of bed? Today was such a morning for me. Undue amounts of stress have incited a flood of bad dreams, one pair of very stiff shoulders, an immune system vacillating on the verge of a full blown cold, and a generally very stiff and uncooperative body. But I did finally get out of bed. Sometimes it’s not because I’ve actually gotten enough sleep but because I need to escape a bad dream. Thankfully, the next couple of days will hopefully be a time where I can “re-center” and be focusing on the Christ’s birth.
I sat on my couch today with a cup of chamomile tea, trying to get my shoulders to uncoil from their vicious, curled up state. My joints hurt, I have a headache (not a great way to start a day), and I thought of this verse.
Hebrews 12:12, “Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Make level paths for your feet, so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.”
When I am fighting my earthly body to try and get on with my day, it’s easy to feel like there are a million obstacles in my path.
Make level paths.
I thought this verse seemed appropriate especially since Christmas is this week.
Psalm 31:24, “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”