Cuts Right Through Me
Waking up for me lately has been very painful. The cooler weather gets my strong attention around 4am. For the next few hours my body screams for mercy while my mind tries to continue sleeping. This tug of war continues until I’m finally forced to get up.
I hate this feeling more than anything. Somehow the throbbing in my lower back nerves sets off a fire throughout me. It feels like ice is running throughout my veins making me very nauseous. Somehow, this chilled weather cuts right through me. In fact, it exposes my humanity to the fullest.
None of us like to be cut down to size. After all, you don’t really know what you’re made of until something cuts right through you. It’s only then you realize how merciful God has been all along. That you can’t even walk unless He is holding your hand. The pain sets off an alarm within you. This alarm reminds you where your true strength and help come from in life.
“This High Preist of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faces all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come BOLDLY to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it the most.” (Hebrews 4:15-16)
“The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.” (Habakkuk 3:19)