For the last 3 weeks I have been suffering with a tremendous amount of pain. Pain to the point that I have trouble even walking. God healed me of rheumatoid arthritis but I still suffer from another type of arthritis which causes me intense pain. This January has been one of the mildest and wettest in 100 years and the temperature has gone up and down every day. One day it can be -16 Celsius and the next day plus 6 Celsius and raining. My body has had a very hard time adjusting to it. I know those of you who suffer with pain like that can sympathize. I have been trying very hard to keep discouragement from creeping in. I haven’t always been successful.
God is teaching me through this. I have pride in an area and it needs to be broken. I have trouble letting people know I have a need or when I need prayer. I would rather suffer in silence then let people know my weaknesses. Shame on me. The other night I actually thought I was dying the pain was so intense and yet instead of picking up the phone and calling for prayer I just rode it through. I was chastised by my pastor for it a few days later. I’ve grown up with the mistaken belief that I should never be a burden to anybody and it has cost me a lot. What else is the body of Christ for but to carry each others burdens?
So I am asking for your prayers. My body is extremely tired and I am anxious to be rid of it but not until it is the Lord’s time. I trust God and where ever He leads me I will follow. I just want to be His servant and yours.
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