So then, brace up and reinvigorate and set right your slackened and weakened and drooping hands and strengthen your feeble and palsied and tottering knees,
Early in Hebrews 12, we are encouraged to accept the Lord's discipline in our lives as He strives to make us pleasing image bearers of Himself. I love verse 12 in the amplified version. The writer says it how it is. So many times after difficult days, I have drooping hands and feeble knees. I feel like my strength is gone and I am tempted to excuse myself from the challenge. But the writer of Hebrews leaves no room for excuses. He simply tells me to brace up my weak arms and strengthen my tottering knees. It seems to me that He intentionally uses the illustration of our arms and knees because it is with our arms that we worship and serve others around us and it is with our knees that we battle for the souls of those we love. Yup...when the going gets tough and I want to crawl in bed...I am beckoned to reinvigorate my worship and outreach while I strengthen every real avenue of prayer I have available. So...tonight that is what I'm asking for...Arms and Knees that will glorify the One who truly is worthy!