My Superpower

Little did I know, that years down the track, this old injury would give me a special superpower!

Psalm 16:1-11

Reference: Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure. (Psalm 16:9)

Explore: When I broke my finger in 1991 it was a huge inconvenience. I had my whole dominant hand plastered for weeks and had to endure months of physiotherapy to get movement back in the broken finger.

Little did I know, that years down the track, this old injury would give me a special superpower!

Whenever a significant cool change comes through, altering the weather quite dramatically, my finger will ache. It’s like I have my own barometer in my hand that I always carry with me! It may not give me the exact forecast but it’s pretty accurate in predicting changing weather.

Application: Our bodies are amazing instruments. They have been created in such a way that they give us signs and indications.

Sure, you may not have a special weather forecaster in your hand, but I can assure you that your body gives you different signs. Not being able to sleep could mean that you’re stressed, an upset stomach may mean that you’re allergic to a particular food, and itchy eyes indicate there’s pollen in the air.

It is clear that God created our bodies in an incredible way. That’s why I love that in Psalm 16 it speaks of our bodies resting securely in God.

There are times when I am stressed, worried and anxious and I don’t feel like I’m resting securely. But once I realise these feelings and hand them over to God, the bodily change in me is quite significant.

While our bodies tell us how we are feeling, they can also tell us where we’re at with God. If we place ourselves firmly in His arms then, no matter what we’re going through, we will feel hope and peace.

Prayer: Lord God, I have to admit that there are times when I lack faith and troubles swarm over my whole life. Thank You for reminding me that the best place for me to be is close to You. Amen.

What is your body telling you today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.