The body. Your body. My body. His body. Her body. The struggle is real. We all have to work with what we were born with. Sometimes we wish we had blond hair, had blue eyes, were taller, were skinnier, had no diseases, or….had all of our genetic information in the correct amount and order.
No matter how imperfect you think your body or someone else’s body is, it is perfect in God’s eyes. God has a purpose for your body. It can carry His spirit and be used to do the works of God or simply show the works of God through others. It can give others the chance to be God’s hands, feet, and mouth.
Zoey’s body is considered imperfect by the slew of doctors and medical professionals that we rely on for help, and even sometimes by me in a weak moment, but then God opens my eyes to the brilliant miracles He can perform through her and His good works that people are able to do for her. God can make his presence known in a tangible way by using her weaknesses and mine too. He can show His strength. So, for Zoey’s sake, I cling to 2 Corinthians 12:10:
“Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”
My hope is that one day Zoey will also cling to this most important verse from the Bible as she becomes more aware of her afflictions. I hope that if you are experiencing bodily hardships, that you will embrace this verse, too. Never let your outer man weakness or decay destroy the strength of your inner man which houses God’s spirit. Be Weak Therefore Strong.