A POSSUM’S POSE

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.       Isaiah 40:28  KJV

  Possums are known for their ability to play dead. When this happens, the possum’s body wilts, its tongue flops out, and its heart rate declines. After about 15 minutes, the animal revives. Interestingly, animal experts do not believe that possums purposefully play dead to evade predators. They faint involuntarily when they become overwhelmed and anxious.

  We maybe in a place of weakness and despair because of our rebellion or because of difficulties of life. Although anxiety can steal our strength, God can renew it as we lean on Him. He neither faints nor is weary, and He is willing to reach down and revive us when we can’t take another step.   

From Our Daily Bread

Thank you God for reaching down and lifting us up when we are overwhelmed or anxious.   Amen