(Proverbs 18:14 KJV) The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
Why am I writing this? Why do I try to structure my day so that I can spend time with the Lord and in His written word before I enter the maze of employment? Experience has shown me that I can often make it through the day without a lift but that over time I get worn down to a frazzle. It comes out in depression and frustration. I can easily have my “spirit” (7307) “wounded" (broken NASB) (5218b) over time. The only way to prevent that is by a daily dose of “snake oil”.
The difference does not come over night. It has been so hot and I have been traveling so much that I have not walked consistently for weeks. I noticed yesterday that I was starting to breathe heavy as I went up the stairs at work. It is beginning to catch up with me and I know that if I don’t get back into discipline it will only get worse.
So? Don’t go frantic if you didn’t read your Bible this morning but be concerned if that is an ongoing pattern in your life. The relationship we have with the Living God is one in which there is flexibility and understanding but certain things are important to our own health.