Dear God’s Child

I know you’re frightened by the way you feel right now. You wonder how you can possibly do anything in your shape. Especially when you never know when this condition is gonna rear it’s ugly head. Your body, heart, and mind are being rocked to the core. However, you know you’ve experienced far worse before.

Remember all those days you literally stayed in a bed or bath from sun up to sun down? Remember when you thought you might go crazy any minute? Remember when getting through any day without a complete nervous breakdown was a rarity? Remember when you wondered how you could ever keep ministering to others in such a debilitating state? Remember the days gone by when I showed up and always saved the day?

Well, didn’t I prove my faithfulness to you time and time again? Recently, hadn’t the good days far out weighed the unbearable ones? Aren’t you still much better than you have been in the past? Haven’t I shown you that no matter what happens I’m still with you? Just as I turned all the other pain into God stuff. I will continue to use even the seeming bad stuff to accomplish God stuff. I will do this both in you and through you.

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.” 1 Peter 4:12-13

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