Finding New Strength
I believe it’s critical we don’t just talk about our problems, but always recognize the praiseworthy. Well, considering my present health and past days I’ve got much to celebrate. I’ve now had four bearable pain days in a row. I’ve not had one night of terror and got decent sleep everyday. Praise God, my days have not just been consumed with pain as my only identity.
God has kept my spinal cord stimulator regulated. My entire nervous system is being kept in check. My legs still feel heavy, but they aren’t aching. My lower back remains sensitive, but has allowed me some normalcy. My heart and my mind just feel real positive. I can finally say the pain is not just ruining my life.
I believe there are many reasons for this calmness within me. One, my meds and my stimulator are working. Two, I really have learned to rejoice no matter the circumstances. Three, I really do see my struggle as a divinely allowed season. Fourthly, I can truly say I’ve rested everything in God’s hands and sought to trust Him with it. Perspective matters so much when you’re dealing with any pain. I truly thank God for the strength and relief in my body, mind and soul the past four days.
“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)