I suffer from multiple chronic health issues. Because of them I have spent much time in doctors’ offices, labs and hospitals. One of the disorders I am lucky enough to be afflicted with is very rare and there is no cure, so playing a lab rat became my second job. Well you know the saying, when you get sick and tired, you get sick and tired, SO I got sick and tired!!! I decided to live a healthier life, give up smoking, lose some weight and start moving (exercising). I refer to it as moving because when I embarked, I realized how little I was moving and it actually was the beginning of my regime. No, seriously – getting my butt up from in front of the computer and actually walking more… moving…
By GOD’s grace, I was succeeding and not only moving but I started to feel better. But every once in a while – my green monster shows up just to let me know it is still there. Prayer has been instrumental in keeping me from going down the “woe is me” path. That is a very easy road to follow.
In my new days of fitness and being like the regular folk and actually even going to a gym, I had a set-back (literally) my back went….. I spent most of yesterday in bed. I also was in heavy prayer AND praise. I woke up this morning in a good amount of pain, moved through it and felt better as the day went on.
After working through today, I find myself in pain and fatigued. One of the lovely effects of this green monster of mine is extreme fatigue. I do not take a day for granted where energy is provided.
Times like this have a way of testing my faith. I know that GOD is holding me up and walking me through this. I also know that the negative mind game that the evil one plays…. I am forever saying “Get thee behind me Satan” my GOD brings me through it, my GOD gives me the strength to sustain me!!!
SO I say ISAIAH 40:31 – For those that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY AND THEY SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT!
Sometimes I say that OVER and OVER again!!! So, I am a slow learner, GOD loves me anyway!
What are you suffering with? What is your thorn? Do you sometimes feel that you get up and then get pushed down? Is it two steps forward and three back?
I understand….. I feel that way but I tell you – this may sound crazeeeeeeeee – PRAISE JESUS! Yes, sing praises unto his name. The worse you feel the louder you sing. Now I am not telling you to go running through Kohls or Walmart and practice this….. but even if you are at work and hurting, in your head… sing praise to the LORD! I promise you that you will see miracles, your outlook WILL change and healing begins!!!