Dear friends…the shades have now been pulled down to another day…one that seemed to be similar to my yesterday. In the early hour of the morning, I take my daily dose of Ibuprofen…just so my legs can get out of bed and walk to the bathroom. From there…I turn on some lights…and once more sit in the living room and visit with my husband for a bit. Once it’s time to get up and get around for the day…it’s also time to once more walk on legs that struggle to take me, to where I’m headed.
Once I get around in the bathroom…it’s off to the office I go; to say good morning to Jesus…along with a little prayer, as I begin my time with Him. Even though the scenery outside my window can change from day to day…the pain continues to remain the same…only to pick up, from where it left off the day before.
These thoughts tonight aren’t meant as a complaint; but rather, they are reminding me that I am making it through it all. I may walk different than others…and it may take a little time, to tell the muscles to go; but they do eventually take me to my destination.
You know…in a similar way, life can make us feel as if everything outside our window is different, while each day continues to bring the same pain or heartache that we experienced the day before. We can feel as if life is so much of a struggle; that we are barely making it; but when we stop and see where we are right now; we do come to realize that we are making it.
As we continue our visit, I would like to share a Bible verse with you; that God has laid upon my heart tonight…and it’s found in 2 Corinthians 4:16…and we read… “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”
You know…the situations that we face in life can make everything around us feel, as if life is either the same old way everyday…or it can make us feel as if we are slowly wasting away. I know with me…I feel that quite often, due to the struggles I face with chronic pain. In fact…there are times, when I feel much older, than what I actually am…but you know…I was thinking tonight; that God has to be at work within me, even though I don’t always feel Him at work within me; otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to make it through each day. Seems like we tend to focus more on the struggles and how difficult the problem is; that we don’t even see that we do make it from one day to the next. If we could only see the distance we’ve already traveled, rather than what’s still ahead of us; then I don’t know about you; but I would think that this alone would give us hope to keep moving forward, rather than losing heart and giving into the problem.
You know…I have days, when I just would like to crawl into bed…close my eyes and forget about this life of pain; but then I stop and think…that would only be a way of escape. When I was going through a lot of deep heartache in my life…I remember saying to someone… “If I would have known, what I was about to face in my life; then I think I would’ve went and hid somewhere…but you know what…this all-knowing God that I serve, would have known where I was hiding…lol.”
Anyways…life is so much fun isn’t it? We never know what will happen from one day to the next; but one thing I do know…God will always be there for me…and that will never change.
Well…time for me to relax and prepare for bed soon; but I sure have enjoyed my time with you tonight…and I’m sure that I will sleep a little easier…getting some things off my chest, while communing with the best friend I could ever have…Jesus Christ!
If you’re awake…have a great night of rest…and may God’s peace surround you throughout the night! Take care…and I’m sure I’ll see ya soon!
Goodnight…and God bless!
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