2:53 – PT For The Body. FT For The Soul
#faithbites #faithjourney FT
PT stands for physical therapy or if you ask anyone who has gone through it, it stands for Pain and Torture. I have had PT many times in my life to recover from injury or surgery. It is usually a long process, many visits, and pain as you work to strengthen your weakened or damaged body part. On Wednesday I went to my first PT appointment. It hurt, felt good, and was sore afterwards, but I saw increase in motion. If it works for the body, what about the soul?
If we admit we are broken and injured, then why aren’t we all prescribed FT, Faith Therapy?
- “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on the wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
- “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39
- “Let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16
What does faith therapy look like? We know that hope in the Lord will give us strength. We also know that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Finally, we see if we come boldly to the throne of grace, we will have the grace and help we need.
Just like PT, FT is different for each person. Not only does it look different, you have to exercise it in many ways. For instance, going to worship is a type of FT, but is it enough? If you have knee surgery, it’s not just one exercise you do, but many different ones to strength different parts of the knee. Likewise, your FT should include a variety of activities to improve your spiritual injuries: worship, prayer, personal reflection, scripture reading, fellowship with other believes, and others as it works for you.
My knee will eventually get better if I go to PT. But I also have to do the exercises at home. Likewise, going to worship is part of your FT, but you have to continue working on it when you get home.
Do you have a faith therapy regimen? Can you share it with others? Is it something you can stick too? Just like exercising daily, doing PT, or any other thing worth doing, you have to have a plan and keep on working on it.
Dear Lord, help us to realize we all need faith therapy. We are broken children, who need direction from you. Give us the patience and vision to keep up on our FT every day. Give us the skills to help others develop their FT regimen and be there for them. In your heavenly name, Amen.