Life is worth living, no matter how difficult your life may become. A key idea in this series of devotionals, "The Blessed Lame Man," which is based on II Samuel 9:6-8, 13, is that, "We should be mindful of humility, blessings, and lameness."
In this devotional, let's focus on how the hope of God makes life worth living. Whatever the cause of our lameness, if we stay alive, we remain eligible for God to make away for us (see Gen. 18:14).
Jonathan’s son did not look at his lameness, the death of his father, the death of his grandfather, and conclude that life is not worth living. He did not look at the other children playing, running, and having fun, while he suffered from being lame in both feet, and conclude that he should kill himself. No, he kept on living.
Death, depression, and despair robs us of possibilities. Living, on the other hand, holds the possibility of God blessing us beyond our expectations. If we keep living, there is no telling what God may do.
He is able to heal and restore our lameness. And He is able to bless us, in spite of our lameness. He can cure our addictions, and He can give us energy to fight them. He can put our families back together again, and He can give us peace in the midst of divorce and custody battles. God can give us money, and He can give us a good job or a profitable business.
So then stay alive, in spite of your lameness. Keep trusting God, in spite of your lameness. God can still do great things, in spite of your lameness. As long as God sits high and looks low, life is worth living, no matter how lame you are.
Self Examination 1. With God’s miracle making power, can you see that life is worth living, not matter how difficult things may be?
2. Can you also see that those who don’t have a right relationship with God can so easily give up, when things get too rough for them to handle?
3. What are you going to do to stay strong in this area?
Prayer Great and awesome God, the One who makes life worth living, in spite of the many challenges that I may face, it is to You that I pray. Thank You for giving me hope beyond what I can see.
I confess that I have behaved too many times like I had no God looking out for me. Please forgive me. Help me to live like I believe that life is worth living, not matter how difficult my challenges may become. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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