Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Tuesday to you all! I truly hope that your day is off to a good start…and I pray that no matter what you face in this life; that you will always know how much Jesus loves you…Amen!!
After a couple good days of health; last night I once more began to plummet down and experience pain and extreme tiredness. One thing I know for sure; is that pain and tiredness do have a way of taking a toll on a person very quickly, which can make that person feel as if they have come down to nothing. Moments such as these always seem to take me back to a lot of loss in my life; for it was during my early teen years that I began to experience much loss, due to the leg problems that I have faced…for over 50 years of my life.
As the doctors tried their best, to correct a problem in both knees that was brought about through birth…it seemed that their methods only failed, as I began to experience more dislocations...and the more I experienced dislocations…the more I lost out on the things I loved the most…like riding a bike…ice skating and tennis.
As life continued on, there were other moments of loss, such as not being able to have children…and even later having my driver’s license taken from me, due to the rod I now have in my right leg.
You know…it wasn’t easy at first, to understand why God would allow so much loss in my life. Even now, my mind still attempts to wonder off and take hold of questions, such as… “Why does my health only seem to worsen with time?” Even though Satan has a way of using these moments of weakness, as a means of twisting up my thoughts…God sure has a way of stepping in…to remind me of all that I have truly gained through these moments of great loss.
The Bible verse that has helped me the most, during these times of struggle; is found in Philippians 3:8…and we read… “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,” You know…I remember reading this Bible verse many times as a young girl; but never did I imagine that I would actually live this verse. Through these hard and difficult times of life, I did come to see that each moment of loss wasn’t pointing me to a place of defeat; but rather, it was leading me to something even greater.
Many times in the past, I’ve seen my heart as chambers or rooms that were occupied by dreams and deep desires for the future. Through time, I also came to see how that heart could become empty, as if these chambers of the heart would never feel or experience life again; but through those moments of great loss, I came to see that the emptiness that took place within the heart wasn’t meant to remain that way; but rather, it was meant to make room for more of Jesus and the wisdom He longed to store up within my heart…a wisdom that would later be used to help and encourage others in need.
So many times, we feel as if loss and the struggles we face in life, only point us in the direction of defeat; but I have truly come to see that moments of loss are only meant to make room for something even greater.
One thing I can say today; is that life is not always easy…especially for the one who is truly devoted to Christ; but when we can view our hearts and lives through the eyes of Jesus; then our eyes will always be filled with hope and something greater than loss.
Have a very blessed day…and may God always help you to view your situation through His eyes, rather than your own…Amen!!
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