You will sustain him on his sickbed

41 Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
2 The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive,
And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
3 The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness;
You will sustain him on his sickbed. – Psa. 41:1-3

The Lord delivers, preserves, keeps, strengthens, and sustains those who are sick.

Sickness Can Be An Opportunity For Worship

“God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.” – Psa. 47:8

Sickness can be an opportunity for worship. I know that sounds counterintuitive, but hear me out.

Sickness, ailments, and infirmities reveal our frailty. They expose our human-ness. All too often we think we are invincible. We think we are the ones in control. We place ourselves on the throne of our own little kingdom.

God never gets sick. God never has an ailment. God never has an infirmity. He is God. He is sovereign over all things.

When we are on our backs, it forces us to look up to The One really on the throne. It corrects our perspective. It propels our worship.

God Is In Control

“I am the LORD your God, Who divided the sea whose waves roared— The LORD of hosts is His name.” – God (via Isaiah 51:15)

God Is In Control.

God is the wave-maker.

God is the sea-divider.

God quiets the sea when it’s billows roar (literal translation).

The might of Jehovah is seen in the storm-waves of the sea (Ellicott).


Why, oh why, would you ever depend on anyone else?

God Is In Control.

Bonus: palindrome!