Support, sustain, uphold, carry: what do these words all have in common?
Aren’t they words that speak about something that is weak, something that is small, something that needs to be held?
There are so many times in the journey with chronic illness when we are left feeling the depth of our smallness. Sometimes the temptation is to fight against that, to be the strong one who can overcome any obstacle.
But what can we do when the strength has given way and there is no fight left within us? Our Lord tells us in His Word that HE will hold us and He will sustain us. Even to our old age and grey hairs, He is longing to lift us up and bring the true refuge we so desperately need. He will hold every prayer that we lift to Him.
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.Psalm 46:1 NIV
A Scripture prayer for every week this month–that is what these Prayer Prompts are meant to express. On the days when I feel too restless to pause, it is such a help to read along with prompts and thoughts pointing my heart to still the rushing and to listen to what God would say. And so, I eagerly invite you to come with me over to the Chronic Joy Ministry Website, to read, to ponder, and to pray the Scriptures that point us to the true Refuge we have in Christ. Will you join me there?