divineinsight:BY HUMPHREY MTANDWA
A person who uses a walking aid puts pressure on to the aid, allowing it to carry the weight of the body. This allows the legs to use less force to enable them to walk and have mobility. A walking aid can assist someone who has problems with legs and needs some form of support to aid them as they walk.
The Bible refers to our daily lives as a walk. So as we go through each day the Bible calls it a walk. A question which arises is what if one has difficulty or pain in this walk, what does one use as a walking aid, What does one use as his aid to bring relief and allow them to have easier mobility. What is this walking aid and how does one acquire it?
If a walking aid is something that is used as a support, who and what could this support be and why does it seem so difficult to access this help? So many people have some form of pain in their walk (lives). The Bible speaks of God as our support. But how can one use God as a walking aid? Walking aids are used when one has some sort of injury. But these walking aids vary depending on the person’s injury. God has that same nature. To a person who needs healing, he is Jehovah Rapha. To a person who is in lack, he is El shaddai.
I remember when my wife was hospitalised because of complications with her pregnancy, God introduced himself to me as “El kanno” I had no idea what that word meant so I looked it up and I found out that it meant the God who watches over me jealously. God was saying to me during this time of pain he would be the God who watches over me jealously.
God is always speaking, but at times we fail to hear him. Though he had spoken, I quickly forgot as my wife’s situation got worse instead of better. When one has a walking aid it is easy to assume they don’t have real need for it until they try walking without it. The battles that came against me the next few months as my wife was hospitalised were the hardest battles I fought. Without God as El kanno, I would have never made it.
At seven months she was losing water in her womb (amniotic fluid) and the gynaecologist who was assisting her could not figure out what was the cause. All types of tests were conducted and he could not stop the flow. With each drop it endangered not only her, but the unborn baby. We decided to take communion and for seven days we would break bread on the hospital bed and prayed that no life would be lost.
As I sat with my wife I felt strong, but when I was alone would break down in tears to God. I was broken because as a man of God people don’t expect you to lose faith or question what God would have said. At times, because of how cumbersome a walking aid can be, a person at times tries to walk a few steps without the aid, but the pain draws them back to the aid. I knew without God I would not make it and being totally dependant on him, I still had no idea how he would come through for us. I kept standing in faith, holding on to past testimonies of how he had been faithful. Days passed and my hope seemed to drown with the days, but he had said I am El kanno.
God bless you.
l Humphrey Mtandwa is an anointed minister of the gospel and teacher of the Word based in South Africa. He has written several books including The Enoch Generation, Truthfulness and Theophany. He blogs at mtandwa.blogspot.com and can be contacted via e-mail or WhatsApp on +27 610286350.