My struggle with severe arthritis has been an interesting one. I would see commercials about arthritis and think that it was not so bad as far as ailments go, but I was so WRONG. Please forgive me those of you who struggle with or have a loved one who struggles with arthritis. There are days I can only stay laying back or sitting on my couch because the pain is so bad. I am sometimes giddy when I can walk after a bad spell. This truly has changed how I live. There are things I used to do that i am not able to do now.
I have always thought of the verse, “Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.” As a victory over a foe. You know when someone is speaking badly about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ….I think or say, “One day every knee shall bow and tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.” But lately I have learned it is a victory of a different kind to me. It is a comfort verse for me. Now I cannot kneel. I would love to sometimes, but I cannot. This verse has become a comfort to me from the Father. He is letting me know, ” I know you cannot kneel now, but a day is coming when every knee will bow and tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.”
There is a time time coming when the deaf will hear and the mute will speak. There is a time when those who cannot bow will be able to with joy not pain. There will come a time when you will be able to kneel before me again. But until then know i understand you are kneeling in your heart. But the day is coming my child…. And what a better way to be able to do that than in the praise of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.