Good evening everyone! Well…we’ve reached the end of another week and I hope that your day was a good one! Today, I spent most of my day repairing my house, after a full week of everything! I want to tell you tonight; that I am so very, very thankful for the strength God gave me today! There is no way that I could’ve made it without Him!!
I’m sure you know how it can be in the morning. The alarm goes off…you sit straight up in bed, like you’re trying to figure out what’s next and then you think to yourself…oh no…time to get this body going and start another day. Reality begins to sink in, as you try to convince a body that would rather remain in bed, to get up and get the day started. You know…it sounds a little like me every morning. Oh how I thank God; that He knows our weaknesses…flaws and whatever else attempts to keep us from life.
After getting up and around, I made my way to my office, where I prepared to spend some time with God; but before doing so, I stuck my cold toes under a blanket. You’re probably not going to believe this one; but I go barefoot all thru the autumn and winter…that is inside the house. Yep…due to my leg conditions, the feet can’t stand the socks, so I’ve got it worked out just fine…I make sure that I’m sitting with a throw or blanket nearby and in no time, the feet begin to warm up. You know…I think that I have come to really see life differently, with these bad legs. It’s amazing how a person appreciates and sees life in a more thankful way, when they have to improvise for what they can’t normally do.
I remember a time, when I was outside weeding my flowers and the neighbor lady came out and saw me bent at the waste, with my head almost touching the ground. She thought something was wrong and came running to me. I told her that I was ok and that I had spent most of my life bending at the waste, since I was unable to squat. The good thing about all that; is that I got limber over the years and now I can actually touch my hands…both sides on the floor and my head isn’t far from the floor either. Hmmm…I was just thinking…if we could only see the good through the bad; then the bad would no longer seem bad…right? Right!
You know…no matter what I’ve walked thru in life and no matter how bad it’s gotten lately; I am so…so very thankful that I have God as my companion and friend because if I am honest with you…there are days when I’m so tired of the word pain. It seems like “pain” has been my middle name, for so many years…but I’ll tell you one thing; that pain is what has drawn me closer to God and that pain is what has given me a heart to write and care for others; so in that way, I know that I can get thru this pain, with God’s help.
I have come to see how easy it is to recite Philippians 4:13, which reads… “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”…but to actually believe this verse and live it, can be a whole different story. Sometimes I think to myself…how is that we, as Christians say we believe in a powerful God; but yet, when we are put to the test, this verse only becomes a bunch of memorized words.
One thing I have truly come to see; is that there are no limitations with God. In fact, I’m sure that we will never truly see how far we can go with Him; but at the same time, why not see how far He will take us…just by simply anticipating and believing in what He can do.
You know…maybe we may not always be healed of a health issue…like me or maybe something will totally take us down to nothing, while we wonder how we will ever overcome this weakness; that has just entered our lives; but one thing I know…if God says that His strength will help us to do all things; then why not give it a try. I have come to see that our faith alone can take us way beyond the difficult moments and can cause us to rise so high above despair.
Well…I’m about talked out; so I will let you go for now; but I truly enjoyed this time with you! I pray that you will have a restful night…surrounded by the loving peace that only comes from a loving God!
Until next time…I pray that you will have a great weekend! Blessings so much on your day!
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