Hebrews 12:12–17 (ESV)
Do Not Grow Weary
Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. 14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one
will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; 16 that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright
for a single meal. 17 For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.
When I think about drooping
hands and weak knees, I think about how often we try to handle our problems ourselves and call God in when we are stuck in a hole. We need to take care of ourselves, physically, mentally and spiritually. We are to strive for peace with others,
and holiness. We do not cultivate the Holiness, but it begins at the foot of the cross. It is Jesus who forgives, heals, and restores. We are sinners and we repent to the one who carried our sins to the cross.
I pray: I repent of my sins and that I too often try to handle things myself. Help me to cultivate praying hands and strong knees through prayer. Amen.