According to a 2006 report in the St, Petersburg Times, each season an NFL player spends on a team’s roster their life expectancy declines by almost 3 years. This article suggests the National Football League is killing their players and is turning a blind’s eye. However, you don’t have to participate in a professional sport to feel run down. The wear and tear of life strains individuals in a different manner.
Financial stress, mental fatigue and overwhelming emotions can sap the energy of hard working souls like the summer sun. Meanwhile, any type of accident, unexpected illness or trial can result in a crippling debt that some families never recover from. If you reach this state, only a higher power can make the most of a run down man. Colossians 3:17 and Philippians 4:13 provide a glimmer of hope to prop up these weary bodies.
Knocked down, humbled and fighting to stay alive, maintaining a positive outlook isn’t easy. Nonetheless, footprints in the sand reveal that God has carried people through the storms in life. When you don’t have the strength to tarry on, wings like eagles provide a boost of energy, Isaiah 40:30-31. If you’ve ever found yourself confessing, “I can’t go any further,” the power of Christ thrives in weakness, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. Therefore, if you want to make the most of a run down body, lean on prayer to lift you to new heights.
by Jay Mankus