Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery. Exodus 6:9
Feeble minded ~ the anguish of spirit the Israelites felt while in Egyptian bondage.
Lord, thank you for showing me who the feeble minded are. I’ve been confused. I know some who are continually depressed and angry because they are living out the consequences of their sinful choices. But they aren’t feeble.
Oh, but there are others whose yoke is heavy under your providence. Their story has not yet turned. Like the children of Israel under the yoke of Egyptian slavery, they long to see Your face and experience Your hand of deliverance. It is not time yet for them. They don’t know why and they travel the fine line of trust and unbelief.
You said, “We urge you to admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.” I Thess. 5:14 I can be so impatient with them. Forgive me. I remember the many days I was feeble minded. There was no way I could have hastened my release from the wilderness. I was fragile. My faith was tenuous. I could barely lift my head.
So for each one who is under the hand of Your testing, testing for their ultimate good and Your glory, I ask for divine intuition to know how to strengthen them. Is it a prayer? Is it an embrace? Is it a listening ear? Is it empathy? Is it sharing my own story of feeble mindedness? I know there is no formula, Lord. Each one needs something only You know. I will not be effective to show them Your heart unless You speak to me to tell me what they need.
Give me Your eyes for them. Give me Your heart for them. Give me insight how to be Your hands of healing and encouragement. Make me a gentle, wounded healer. Make holy intuition my constant companion. Amen