Monday, May 28, 2012

Restore Me

Pain Envelopes my body Winding its way through Seeking to get beyond My hardened heart And close enough To the hot healing Touch of Jesus To melt into My heart And restore me to wellness. Thank you to my blogging friends for your prayers. I am still in constant pain. I have an appointment in the morning with a pain management doctor. I pray he can do something to help me. I know Jesus is my only real Healer and I can feel Him working on me spiritually as well as physically. It warms my heart to know that women across the country I haven't ever met are praying for me. It means so very much to me. God Bless you all!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hard Times

I've been having a hard time getting my blog done lately. I don't like to complain about my problems but instead want to glorify God with my writing. But everything is a tremendous struggle for me right now.

I have severe pain in my upper back area from a bone spur in my neck pressing on a nerve, plus I was diagnosed Wednesday with polymyalgia rheumatica, an inflammatory arthritis disease

So I'm a mess, puddled at the feet of Jesus, begging for greater grace. I honestly have to sit in my chair after breakfast each morning and pray for God to give me the strength and grace to get up and take a shower and get dressed. And if it's a day to wash my hair, that takes another measure of energy and power.

But praise the Lord, that is exactly what He does for me. He says in 2 Corinthians 12:8 "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness". I am finding it to be true that because of Christ, "when I am weak, then I am strong", 2 Corinthians 12:10.

I've had some hard days this past week, days when I didn't think I could live with the pain and sickness another minute. When I drop my hope on the hard edges of life and it shatters into pieces, then Jesus picks up the pieces and puts them back together, ties the hope with a red bow and gives me a big hug of grace. And I can make it another step, then another. He never disappoints. I will appreciate prayers for my healing, dear friends. Thank you so much!