Our bones are the structural support of our bodies. Inactivity weakens our muscles which weaken our bones. Exercise moves the muscles which put pressure on our bones to strengthen them. How does this apply spiritually?
Psalm 31 was written by David. Verses 9-10 express the health impact from his troubled emotions. They say, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; my eye wastes away with grief, yes, my soul and my body! For my life is spent in grief, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.”
David also wrote Psalm 38. Verse 3 says, “There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your anger, nor any health in my bones because of my sin.” Verse 7 says, “For my loins are full of inflammation, and there is no soundness in my flesh.” Verse 8 says that it is because of the turmoil in his heart. Verse 10 says, “My heart pants, my strength fails me; as for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me.” Psalm 51:8 says, “Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones You have broken may rejoice.”
To recap: note the words of his inner turmoil that affected his health. There is no cause for inner turmoil to the one who has put their faith and trust in the Lord. However, we must actively resist all temptations. We exercise our minds through daily reading God’s word. His word presses against our unresolved issues to bring them into the light. As we confess them and release them to Him, our inner strength is renewed.
Let me write another recap from Proverbs 3:5-7. When we trust the Lord with all our heart, acknowledge Him in all our ways, fear Him and depart from doing anything in our own strength, the result is verse 8. It says, “It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.”
I like to visit Job 21:23-24 in the Amplified. It says, “One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet; his pails are full of milk (his veins are filled with nourishment), and the marrow of his bones is fresh and moist.”
The strength of our bones comes from inner peace no matter what our circumstances are. Inner peace is the fruit of trust. Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trust in You.”
Do you have health challenges? No drug, supplement, or healthy food will bring healing IF you have unresolved issues in your heart. Worry, doubt, fear, unbelief, unforgiveness, resentment, bitterness, anger, negativity, a critical spirit, or a buried offense are sin. Unconfessed sin destroys our body which is the temple of the Lord.