I definitely need to make this one into a picture and frame it! I'm in a season with my conditions right now where I have never felt like as much of a stranger in my own body and brain as I do right now. It's kind of like watching a horror movie, and you're screaming at the girl making the stupid choices, "aw, don't go down into the basement you idiot!!" Except, I'm not making those stupid choices and I'm staying as far away from the basement as I can, and arming myself with every weapon I can find but, the boogeyman still finds a way to wreak havoc on me and destroy my body. That's the chronic illness game unfortunately. We're rarely in control of any outcome from how our meds will work, being able to lose weight, what we can eat, whether we can accept plans, being able to exercise, whether or not we can work. It's definitely lots of feelings of frustration and sometimes yes, I get a little angry at certain situations. I've personally lost a lot at my young age including my nursing career. But...I have never, and nor will I ever, feel hopeless. I may "feel" like things are out of control, but they're not. 'For God has said, "I will never leave you, I will never abandon you."-Heb 13:5
'God is within her, she will not fail; God will help her at break of day."-Ps 46:5
'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.'-Mt 11:28
'The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in Him.'--Ps 28:17
I could write a hundred more! I know this "season" will pass and things will settle down, they always do. God has many names, many attributes and my situation makes me reflect on so many of them. Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord who heals; Jehovah-Shammah, the Lord is there/my companion; Jehovah-Shalom, The Lord is peace; Jehovah-Jireh, The Lord will provide; El Roi, The God who sees me; El Sali, God of my strength. All my strength comes from Him.
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