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!