Hebrews 12:12 Get a Grip
So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees.
This is God’s definition of perseverance. Everyone understands what taking a “new grip” means. It means you haven’t opened that jar yet, try again.
It is easy to not persevere, especially now. I am very, very, very, very frustrated at the inconsistent and arbitrary response to disease lately. We are approaching one year of a very restrictive and unfriendly lifestyle based on the concept that what’s going around is contagious and we can’t all go to the hospital at once – then that turned into shut everything down until there’s a cure. What?
The Bible has a plan for everything, and the plan for illnesses is to quarantine the sick. (See Leviticus 13) We should persevere together and make sure people can earn a living, first graders learn how to read, and grandparents get their snuggles. Instead, we all are persevering alone. Today I am so frustrated that perfectly good twenty year olds can’t get jobs or dates or legitimate degrees. How many people feel like I do right now: What’s the point? Why did I bother waking up? Today is just as stupid as yesterday.
So take a new grip with your tired hands... Ok.
Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
29 He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
30 Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.. (Isaiah 40:28-31)
I’m not waiting for a cure. I am waiting on the Lord.
Ok. I am persevering today with you. You give me strength and patience to deal with insane leaders and ridiculous experts. Thank you for being with me. I love you and thank you. Amen.