The Strength Of My Life

I’ve been awake since 4am. No, I’m not an early riser. Yes, I’m still very sleepy. My aching body just has me lying awake again. Nothing unusual with this nerve pain feeling like ice running throughout my body. However, this nauseating feeling is something you never get over. God just keeps taking me through.

Recently, my health situation has been as consistent as I’ve known since dealing with this brokenness. By God’s grace I continue to overcome my limitations. God continues to use the pain to accomplish His greater purpose. I love how God is working, but I always hate what the pain does to me. I’m as comfortable as I can be while living consistently uncomfortable.

Pain is never welcomed. Yet, it may very well be one of the most unifying humbling forces. We all deal with it in some form or another. It reveals our humanity and desperate need for God’s help. It often leaves you with only two options of coping. You can either turn to drugs to temporarily numb the pain. Or you kneel before God asking Him to carry you through the pain. The struggle is real and only with God’s strength can you make it through the pain.

“The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” Psalm 28:7

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