This was composed not so much as a sermon, but a message from a young preacher just about bed ridden from his broken leg, and just as his confidence to get about was mounting, a viral strain kept him from the pulpit again. I wrote this from my heart through what the Lord had been revealing to me the past few weeks. I hope it can be a blessing to you, and please consider the sense of physical incompacity at 27 years young and how difficult it can be to accept. God is a gracious, merciful God.
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lam3:22,23
He is all powerful. We are powerless. He is the epitomy of strength,beyond earthly comparison. We are nothing. The strongest man alive is still sustained soley by God's grace. The best athletes, the richest figures in this world are still subject to God's mercy. God's patience shine through all the fornicators, murderers, perverts,corrupt politicians, that He still gives breath. Our physical state is most directly affected by the mercy and grace of God than any other factors. Carefullness, good hygeine, exercise, cautiousness, healthy eating are all signifigant, but ultimately God almighty decides what we can handle, endure. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Cor 12;7-9 God wants the glory out of our lives. He wants us to praise him with each and every breath. Praise hm in good health, praise him in poor health. Each day we should thank him for the health we have, and the grace that has sustained us through all. Our spiritual state is directly realitive to our devotion to Christ, His Word, and His altar. No physical impairment, no financial concern, no other inconviences determine where we are with Lord. So we must ask ourselves,are we prepared through our relatioship with Christ to still praise Him when we are physically weak? Will we testify of his goodness and mercy when things don't go our way? Our we drawing peace and joy from our time with Him? Will we sing his praises when everything we touch falls apart? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom 8:34-39
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will NEVER LEAVE thee, nor forsake thee.