The verses of Scripture that have been particularly special to me since being ill are Isaiah 40v28-31. It is not our physical strength or abilities that really count – it is putting our faith, hope and trust in the Lord. Then, as a result, we can look beyond our problems (however real and frustrating they may be!), knowing that we are in His care, under His shadow, and will ultimately be with Him in Glory. His everlasting arms are always underneath us (Deuteronomy 33v27); His everlasting love always surrounds us.
It is an interesting fact that when an eagle flies into a storm it tilts its wings, which enables it to soar upwards and thereby fly over the storm. This is of course a lesson and encouragement for us – to look to the Lord to guide us through, and over, whatever the circumstances are that we find ourselves in.
“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
If you are not a Christian, the Good News (“Gospel”) found in the Bible is that “God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5v8). If we come to God through repentance and faith alone, trusting alone in what Christ has done, we will know forgiveness of sin and the certain hope of eternal life in Heaven.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3v16).Postscript