Listen to this devotional:
Psalm 6:2 – Have mercy on me and be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am weak (faint and withered away); O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled. (AMP)
Only two years ago, tests showed my bones to be normal for my age. Last year, hubby had chemo treatments, a triple bypass, and a valve repair. At the same time, we were dealing with a myriad of other problems.
These issues evidenced themselves in my body as a sixteen percent bone loss. My doctor says that bones break at a 30-40 percent bone loss. Whew!
So my bones are not what they were. A beloved family member pointed out that none of me is what it was! (People consider these jokes to be funny when you have hit the big 65 and they have not!)
Now I am on a strict treatment program that consists of medications and calcium supplements. Yuck.
Surely there is more that I can do, I thought. I knew that God's Word is alive and active and sharper than a two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). I always pray specific Scriptures aloud for specific things. For instance, when I need emotional healing, I pray this one:
Psalm 41:4a – Lord, be merciful and gracious to me; heal my inner self. (AMP)
God kindly gave me today's verse, Psalm 6:2, for my bones. Depending on the version I use, those bones can be vexed, in agony, dismayed, troubled, or aching. But bones they are, and they are in danger. Daily, I ask God to heal my bones, and I remind Him of Psalm 6:2.
As we ask ourselves what our needs are today, we can take comfort in the fact that the God who made us can give us something from His Word, full of power, to pray into our situation!
Prayer: Lord, speak into our lives. Give us the courage to speak that Word aloud in believing prayer. Amen.