Isaiah 35:3 - Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way.
Life can be hard especially for those who are suffering from a chronic health condition. But with a little effort from those who are healthy, we will leave no one behind. We can be the ones to strengthen the feeble and unsteady, and lift the burden off another soul. We have tools in our toolbox that we can use such as a wrench in the form of a phone call to check in on a friend, a screwdriver in the form of a card to encourage your friend to keep going, a hammer in the form of a DVD taken to a friend in pain to help them forget their sorrows, a saw in the form of offering to babysit a friend’s kids so they can take a nap or a handful of nails in the form of stopping by to visit with your friend who just needs someone to be there and listen. God can point us in the right direction, with the right tool to lift the burden of a housebound individual.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.