The Lord sustains him on his sick bed; in his illness you restore him to full health.

Psalm 41: 3

David had been ill; he was weak and his spirit was getting down, for he just didn’t have the energy or the desire to go about the business of life. Additionally, he was facing the usual array of challenges and threats that seemed to plague his life and that seem to haunt most of our days, also. Enemies, opponents, and even people that he thought he could trust were obviously wishing him ill. This is a hard time and place to be in, and it is the sort of place where life takes everyone.

Sometimes the sickness is of the short term physical kind, at other times it has a long duration, and some illness is of the heart and of the soul; whatever form it takes, it all can take us to a place where we just can’t keep going on our own. Maybe that is the point that God wants to get across to us. There simply are issues in life and times of coping with them that require something more powerful than what is contained in the boxes, bottles, and blister packs of magical medicines at the drug store; for these are the times when we need to start our healing process from the spirit and let God’s healing Spirit bring us the strength to deal with the current situation.

Whether it is a cold or the coldness of loss, regret, and fear that are grasping your heart and wrapping your mind in its grip of confusion and uncertainty, the Lord promises a cure. When we start looking closely at who God is and at how He works in our lives, He brings clarity to the mind and strength to the heart. God’s word brings His promises, His Spirit brings hope, and His loving grace provides healing for all that is causing distress.