Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Worth It All

"You crown the year with a bountiful harvest, even the hard pathways overflow with abundance", Psalm 65:11. This has been the most difficult year of my life, health wise, but it has also been a year of overflowing blessings. I suffered with severe upper back pain for a year and a half. After 3 specialists, 2 chiropractors, numerous pills, pills, and more pills with an injection or two thrown in, the last thing left to try was breast reduction surgery, which I had on July 31. And my back pain is gone, praise God! Alas, my front hurts awfully bad right now, but that will heal. Praise God there was an answer for my back pain! It's been hard, and still is, but this past year of enforced quietness, stillness, sitting, sitting, and sitting has resulted in more time basking in God's presence, in prayer, in the Word. And that has been worth all the pain. "For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever, and He will guide us until we die", Psalm 48:14.


  1. Though the answer to the back pain was also not comfortable I pray for your continued healing. I' m glad you are getting relief with your back. May your blog title always inspire you as you look to the Lord's strength...Onward to wholeness...
    Great to hear from you. God bless & protect you sister Peggy.

  2. Hi Peggy,

    Thanks for visiting and your kind comment!
    Beautiful Psalm; Psalms always blesses me with praise, comfort, and thanksgiving! :)I am glad you have found relief and pray that you will recover quickly in His strength.

    Blessings and hugs,

  3. So thankful that you are in the process for relief! I have watched my husband deal with chronic pain and realize how incredibly wearing it can be.

    Thanks for sharing once again, for pointing your readers to Jesus.

    May you continue to experience God's presence in such real ways.

  4. I am having difficulty with commenting at some blogs, I believe you are one of them. (see my latest post) Anyway, I have a way around it, so I am sending you a big hug here dear. Blessings.

  5. It's amazing how pains come and then go...really glad that back pain is over and praying the front one you're having goes as well asap.

  6. Oh my goodness, Peggy. You really have had a year! I'm so glad the surgery was a success, and pray your healing is swift & complete. I also pray the year(s) ahead are your very best ones.


  7. This is wonderful news, Peggy. It is an answer to our prayer pact for sure. I'm still praying for total healing and hoping it comes quick!

    May He pour out His anointing of those sitting times of prayer!