I don’t know how many of you believe in God, but did you know that God talks about Parkinson’s in the Bible? Check it out!
David tells us in Psalm 21:7 that ‘through the unfailing love of the Lord, we will not be shaken. I am sure he meant to spell it ‘shakin”!!!
Then, take a look at Psalm 16. In verse 11 it talks of the fact of the Lord always being at our right hand and because of that fact, we will not be shakin’! (Again, note the misspelling of the word.) I find this verse speaking to me so personally as my PD is on my right side! Isn’t it amazing how God is so personal?!
David brings up Parkinson’s again in chapter 62. In verse 6, he speaks of God being the only place he is able to find rest. Isn’t that so true? Don’t we try to find rest where often it can never be found? We take another pill only to realize it just didn’t do what we had hoped. We consult another doctor, another specialist, only to realize that they really don’t know anymore than the last guy we put our hope in.
David said in chapter 62 that God alone is our rock, our fortress and it is only in Him alone that we will not be shaken. Now, I know that David is really not speaking of PD, but he may as well be, for in our diseases, our afflictions, our distresses and despair, David reminds us that God alone is the rock that we can stand on and find strength. He alone is our fortress, the One and only One who will hold us up and while I know that David intends ‘shaken’ to refer to as fearful, stirred up, nervous, anxious, distressed – don’t we tend to shake more, increase in tremor activity when we are shaken? Therefore, it seems to make perfect sense that David is truly speaking of PD! For, when we allow ourselves to succumb to the stresses of life, such as PD, we are shaken! We do not stand firm and find our strength in the Lord and often are shakin’! I know that describes me!
You may think I’m crazy. But, God is speaking to the hurting, the wounded, those afflicted with a disease they never asked for. And he speaks to us clear to the end, where in Revelation He gives us great hope: He will wipe every tear from our eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain… (Revelation 21:4)
Don’t miss that!
Not just mine. Not just one. Not just those that are shed in silence. But every tear. Because, there will be no more death, no more mourning, no more crying, no more pain. Like the tears, the pain will be wiped away.
We will dance upon feet that are sure of each step and no longer fear a fall. We will rejoice and sing with voices loud, where once others strained to hear. And we will lift our hands in praise without pain. And we will no longer be shakin’. Or was that… shaken?