Monday, 26 January 2015

The Heat saps our strength

Wherever you are in the world right now, tell me what's the temperature? If you are in the Northern Hemisphere then you are probably enjoying a cool spell. In Pietermaritzburg we have been frying over the last week. Temperatures have been soaring into the upper 30's, with the humidity taking this nearer 40 degrees - it is hectic.

The one thing that heat does, is that it saps all our strength. One just feels lethargic and unable to do the things you would like to. David understood our situation well...

Psalm 32:4 - " strength was sapped as in the heat of summer."

I think LIFE can be a lot like the heat that drains us. Life can drain us too. Situations we face can caused us to feel emotional/spiritually drained. It is like we have no respite from the heat - Life just bears down on us.

The good news is that Christ offers us some shelter from the heat - Jesus promises to be our shade and protection. Psalm 121:5...

"The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand;"

And in the end of it all, there will be no heat what-so-ever. Awesome news!

Revelation 7:16 - ‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat.'

Living in Grace

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