Hello everyone! Happy Friday night! Well...we've reached the end of another week and we're still alive and kicking. Maybe I better phrase that a little differently...we're alive. After the day I've had, I don't think I'm in the mood for any kicking. Today was my house cleaning day and you now what...it's amazing how a simple chore can turn into a long and drawn out event...at least that's what happens with me. Since I don't have a lot of time during the week, I try to sneak in a few extra things, with my Friday cleaning...that is at least what I think I will do and then when hours have passed, my legs begin to tell the story, of all that I put them through...lol.
Anyways...it's been a good day and much was accomplished! I thank God that even though I live with chronic pain; that He is always there to keep me on my feet...and I'll tell you what; He always seems to have a way of showing me; that I can truly do all things through Him, which strengtheneth me.
I would say that about an hour ago, I was in a lot of pain; but I have learned one thing...the best thing to do, when in a lot of pain; is to connect with God. I don't know about you; but when I connect with God, in the midst of pain, I seem to experience a peace that calms everything down. I truly believe that God only created our minds in a way, where we can only concentrate on one thing at a time; so I figure that if I'm concentrating on God and a writing; then there is no room for the pain to pass through.
As I have lived with a chronic condition in my legs, since the age of 7, I see where God only allowed these moments to enter my life, so I would always find the need to lean on Him. Through our journey together, I have learned much; but the thing that I have learned the most; is to always remain focused on Him. It's amazing how pain or any other problem can try and distract us from God. Satan seems to work full force into making the trial so difficult; that we end up giving into these difficult moments; but through the many years of pain and deep heartache, I have learned that there is a way to rise above these moments and experience a peace that can calm the most troubled waters in life.
I truly believe that when we look up to God, rather than out to our problems; then God is going to have our attention, rather than the problem. From there, God will lift us up above the problem, where we can remain closely connected to Him, until He is ready to walk us out of the problem.
You know...how are we ever going to know that we can do all things through Christ, who gives us the strength to do them, if we only remain closely connected with our weaknesses? I have found through experience that when I would let the problem have the best of me; then I was also losing out on all that God could do through my problem.
No matter how much pain I've experienced today...it's been a good day because God has been there. He has been my strength today and has kept me standing and walking, through all that needed to be accomplished in this day and tonight, I choose to walk beyond the pain and not point blame on God, for what I'm experiencing...but instead, I choose to thank Him, for being there for me and bringing me through a challenging day. What a God!
Well...I have a couple things to finish up before my weekend; so I will let you go for now. I pray that you will have a great night of rest...filled with sweet dreams! May you always feel the loving arms of God wrapped around you...no matter what you face in life and may you always know how strong of a God He can be for you each day!
Have a great night and God bless!
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