Pressed, Perplexed, Knocked Down
It’s been a long day and it’s only halfway over. Got some very disappointing news earlier that continues to put my entire family on hold. Some closure that I thought was soon to be discovered has once again been delayed. I don’t know why every door around me seems to be on lockdown. Only God knows why I’m presently trapped on this island of distress.
After an earlier doctor visit I did receive a medication that should help my severe case of Neurodermatitis. This comes after battling total body itching all night until 4am this morning. Seriously, it’s like behind every curtain is one more painful surprise. Even still I’m overjoyed by my prescription of Hydroxyzine. It may add some extra drowsiness at first. But, anything that can possibly calm this itching is well worth taking.
I believe its safe to say that my wonderful wife and I are totally battle weary. Yes, we trust God with the present and our entire future. However, in countless ways we feel stuck at the bottom of a well under water. So many things are being hindered by my health issues. So many extra burdens are upon our hearts due to my health. I had know idea that God planned to write this book called“Faith Walking” by taking me step by step through endless pain. So, I’m giving God the pen and letting Him continue to write my life story in a way that brings Him the most glory!
“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.”
(2 Corinthians 4:8-10)