Strengthen the Weakened Knees
August 28, 2013
One month ago tomorrow, I twisted my left knee. I had lost my balance, and all of my weight shifted over to the one leg. Although I didn’t fall (which would have been better), the damage was done.
I went to the emergency room and, subsequently, an orthopaedic specialist. They think that I have torn the meniscus cartilage in the joint. And although I believe that God is going to completely heal me, I am scheduled for an MRI on Friday morning.
It has been, to say the least, a very trying month. I believe, however, that the Lord is teaching me patience, endurance and perseverance during this time. But I am resolute in my belief that the “stripes of Jesus” are for our healing.
After dinner tonight, as I sat on a picnic table by Lake Brim (on the border between Oakland and Winter Garden, FL), I found this verse of Scripture that was a real boost for me. The writer of Hebrews wrote: “Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed instead” (Hebrews 12:12-13). This was just the right word at the precise time that I needed it. Thank you, Jesus!
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