Faith for difficult days
I wanted to share a blog post from a friend who is going through significant health issues. I believe she has a ministry to encourage us all, and especially those who are going through significant medical issues. Please consider sharing her blog with someone you know who is struggling with similar issues or concerns–chronic pain. http://restministries.com/
Posted by Cheryl Hamilton on December 2, 2012 at 11:36am
Some days, when I first wake up, I think today is going to be a good day. I feel good today. Then I try to get out of bed and I can’t straighten up because of the pain in my back. Still, I press on and get ready to leave. Bathing is not easy any more, even on some of the better days. By the time I am dressed and ready to leave the house, I am often already exhausted. I feel strongly that I can’t give in. It is just too easy to crawl back in bed, under the heating blanket, take a pain pill, and try to get some relief.
How often are we faced with something, and we take the “easy” way out. We are unwilling to stretch our faith and trust that God has a plan. He does! We can’t see it most of the time and we just don’t give the necessary effort to receive a breakthrough. God wants us to exercise our faith, so that it can grow. We need to believe just like the demoniac’s father in
Mark 9…”I do believe; help my unbelief.”
When our day seems too difficult for us to navigate, we just don’t have the energy or the willpower to press on; reach out to our Heavenly Father and trust that He is in control. He has a plan for the challenging and difficult days, as well as the good days. Dear Father, God, I do believe and where it’s not enough, please help my unbelief. Help me grow in all the things You have for me and help me to reach out to others in need.
Rest Ministries and HopeKeepers Sunroom (her blog spot)