From the pen of Dr. Sam Jones
The Bible is an amazing Book. Throughout my life, it has been a steady source of comfort. Please accept my invitation to read the Bible more. Reading the Bible will increase your knowledge of God and how He works in our lives. This knowledge will equip us to manage life's unexpected events.
Have you had one of those days, months, or semesters when you felt you were traveling life down a dead-end, one-way street? Have you experienced pain or been so lonely that you couldn't put the feeling into words to share with others? You prayed hoping tomorrow would produce a better day but each tomorrow produced more pain and the loneliness became even more difficult to bear. Have you had the horrible feeling that your family members, friends, church folks, co-workers, even God didn’t care or understand what you were experiencing? You felt like you had been robbed of all joy, peace and purpose for living. If you have had this feeling then you are not alone. The Psalmist had this above experience and concluded “...no man cared for my soul” (Psalm 142:4).
The Bible informs us in Revelation 12, God has given each person in the church two wings. Two wings to fly, to soar like an eagle to a place of comfort when you are experiencing the above events in life. But Satan, the dragon, is on a mission to destroy the faith of those who are associated with the woman (church) who gave birth to the man child. One way Satan is able to destroy our faith, and rob our lives of peace and joy is to break or wound one of our wings. Those who have or are experiencing the above symptoms or feelings are people with a broken or wounded wing. They are so unhappy with life because they can no longer fly (they no longer have peace). They once soared like an eagle, but now with a broken wing (loss of health, loss of a family member or spouse, loss of employment, problems in marriage, problems with a child, etc. ) they can’t fly.
One of the many messages in the Bible for those experiencing or feeling the above symptoms is God really cares for us. He not only cares, but He wants to help mend our broken wing so that we can fly and find peace. Allow me to share three things from God to help heal a broken wing. First, take every one of your problems, put them in a bag, and then throw the bag at the “feet of God” (cf. 1 Pet. 5:7). Second, stop “telling the story,” that is, cease feeling sorry for your situation, cease telling everybody the same old story and live. Third, spend some time reading the Bible and allow God to talk to you. Again, please accept my invitation to engage in the FHU Bible Reading Program to increase your knowledge of God’s word and to equip yourself to heal a broken wing.