When Peter addressed the crowd after the Holy Spirit descended on he and the others, Peter uses a very interesting phrase. It can be found in Acts 2:26b, “my flesh, too, will dwell in hope”. I think back to when I accepted Christ as my Savior and honestly I can’t remember my flesh dwelling in hope, even though I had a new found joy like never before. I was not yet disabled, so maybe I wasn’t paying attention. Did my flesh live in hope and I just didn’t know it? Now, after being disabled for so many years, I realize that my flesh living in hope is not the same as being pain free or whole. I have dreamt of running, pain free, with friends and family who have either passed or are older here and now. I didn’t even enjoy running when I was well, but it’s funny what you think and dream about. My flesh does indeed live in hope! I long for the day that I am healed, but I am not concerned about whether that day comes in this life or the next. I just enjoy the hope I have in Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
What about you? Can you truly say that your flesh dwells in hope? Is your faith such that you can live and wait on the Lord, or are you frustrated and waiting to be healed now? Is being healed an obsession, or do you just have hope?