After 21-days asleep in the hospital in January, I awoke to find that the muscles in my arms and legs had wasted away.
It has been said that every day of unconsciousness, the body loses more than 10-percent of their muscle mass. I’m living proof of the truth of that statement.
Since being discharged from the hospital in late February, I have been fighting to get my strength back. For a while, it looked as though a complete recovery was in the offing. This week, however, my weakness has returned. My doctors and physical therapists said these days would come, but I thought they were all behind me.
This setback has made me feel terrible. But, I remembered something in 2 Corinthians 12 that made me stop feeling sorry for myself. The apostle Paul wrote, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong,” (2 Corinthians 12:10).
Sometimes it is only when we are weak (physically or spiritually) that people can see what is really important to us. I hope that people will be able to see Christ’s strength in me despite my physical and spiritual weaknesses.
Remember, someone is watching you. What will they see?