If we say, we will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore, come and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. (Taken from II Kings of KJV of the Bible.)
There are times in our lives when we come to a state of desperation. We are too miserable to stay where we are, even though circumstances and situations say we cannot proceed. It feels that if we remain in our current state, we will die. Afraid to stay, yet afraid to move.
Whenever times like these arise, an internal struggle takes place. Pressure causes us to look at the pros and cons of where we are. If the mental lists prove that we have nothing to lose, we are more prone to step out (even if fear grips every part of our beings).
The leprous men knew this feeling. They reasoned, “Why sit we here until we die?” They knew that immobility at that time would lead to physical death. They therefore stepped out; and as a result, they were blessed.
THOUGHT TO PONDER: When you get sick and tired of being sick and tired, you’ll move.
Excerpt from Nuggets of Faith