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!


  1. 'Heavenly Daddy I ask that you heal Peggy from any pain or disease. It is NOT Your will that we be sick. So I am claiming in Your Word by Your stripes we have been healed and no weapon formed against us shall prosper. It was finished at the Cross! We give You all the praise and glory. Amen!'

  2. Praying incessantly sister. He is faithful...

  3. I am so sorry, Peggy. I have a moderate case of osteo-arthritis that causes pain periodically, so I can relate somewhat, but I cannot imagine the intensity & frequency of what you're enduring.

    Your tenacity is amazing, Peggy. Knowing you've traveled a rugged road & are now facing this with such determination just blesses me, even as it hurts my heart for you. I praise God for your faithfulness; and for His to you!

  4. Hi Peggy,
    We are in the same boat hun...your post here inspired me to write about my pain too...You are not alone and Jesus will hold onto you tightly through the pain...I know this without a doubt. Come on over to my blog when you feel up to it and email me if you need to talk about it OK.
    ~Gentle Hugs & Blessings~

  5. Lisa, Thank you for posting about your pain on your blog. I read it and it encouraged me and let me know how I can pray for you. Praying for Jesus' healing for both of us. With love, Peggy

  6. Hey sister Peggy! If only that "frozen coffee drink" can take away our pain, I would love to buy you one! ;)

    Take care okay? God bless and thinking about you in prayers right now.

  7. Peggy, I am so sorry. I've been praying for your Carrie and her family and now will start praying again for your back using my healing scripture prayers. So glad Jesus is a doctor also and our healing source!

  8. Came back by to give you a hug and let you know I am thinking about you....

  9. Passing by to let you know you are thought of in prayers. God bless and protect you and strengthen you sister!

  10. Stopping by to let you know I am thinking of you and praying for you. Please let me know how you are doing Peggy.
    ~God Bless~ Lisa