I suffer from asthma and many other breathing disorders. As my life progresses, each breath I take becomes harder. I find myself getting short of breath after just a small amount of exertion. When I need to use my inhaler I’m usually gasping for air. It’s a feeling of helplessness that I can’t really explain. Once I’ve breathed in the medicine, my symptoms usually subside and my breath returns.
Do you ever feel like you’re suffocating under the pressure of every day living? The weight of getting through it all can be oppressive. When our breath is taken away and our airway seems to have tightly closed, we become helpless, out of control and fearful.
There are obstacles that seem to close in on us. We walk the walk, follow the rules, stay on the righteous path, yet there are still problems. We get an overdue bill. Our relationships are a mess. We can’t’ seem to muster up the energy to get through a normal day. We get a bad report from the doc. We hear of friends who are ill and passing away. Gloom and doom surrounds us. At times it feels like we can’t breathe. There are no instant cures for momenta like that. Sucking in some oxygen or taking a pill is not going to resuscitate you. What we all need at that moment, is the life giving breath that only God provides.
His Holy Word is filled with remedies for every malady. He has erased the sin from our sick souls. He has redeemed us by is precious blood. We have the confidence that these old bodies will be renewed when we reach heaven. We are more than special to Him, because He laid down His life for us. If God loves us that much, we need to start having a better opinion of ourselves.
We can be crushed by the problems or we can push them aside with the power of God. Alone we will feel breathless, overtaken and hopeless, but with Him at our side, we can conquer anything that comes our way. He is our lifeline and the things we face today will be gone in just a little while.