Monday, May 22, 2017

Are you a defender of the weak?



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Proverbs 18:14, “The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, but a broken spirit who can bear?” (NASB)




The writer is saying that the human spirit given by God is resilient and helps people get through all kinds of sicknesses. But when the spirit itself is wounded or broken, there is much to endure and no inner resource to help endure it.

The word spirit is used here of the person’s inner being. If your spirit is broken, then you cannot endure the daily routine of life,  you cannot sustain sickness. Proverbs doesn’t offer a solution for this dilemma, nor does it go into reasons why the spirit may be wounded. It simply makes a statement: When the healing mechanism is what needs to be healed, that’s a serious problem. A broken spirit, whatever the cause, puts a person in the category of not being able to go on with life in a normal fashion. 
When I have a severe patient and my spirit is broken, as well as my mind, I am devastated, harassed and full of terror all the day long. People who say there is no such thing as a mental illness are not only ignorant of science but they disrespect the sufferer.You might say that when Robyn and  I became weary of people questioning us"what was wrong," we wrote a book about our own experience with depression. Please see our book, 

https://www.amazon.com/Broken-Minds-Healing-Youre-Losing/dp/0825421187










 





 I especially liked the verse, " You are a defender of the weak."







"Everlasting God"

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary

You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles
by Christ Tomlin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZouTpqt4P_M