love is enough

The last few nights left me grasping for my sanity.
My health took a turn for the worse, which caused me to need to be up between every half hour to every hour and a half at the most around the clock.
I don’t do too well with two things. Lack of sleep two nights in a row, and blood.
Combining the two had me dazed and   wondering why this again.
And then I remembered what God told Paul when he asked God to take away the thorn in his flesh. If I were Paul, I would be asking the same thing. Because I have for the past 30 years. Asked God to take these conditions from me.

Here is the scenario between Paul & God from 2 Corinthians 2:7-10 in the Message translation:

Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,

My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.

Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.

Oh, did i ever get the message! (pardon the pun)

I may have this condition right now because God is able to strengthen me within in a way I would not otherwise be willing to depend on Him for, unless I had this thorn.

For He has kept me going, beyond what I am physically, emotionally, spiritually & mentally able to do on my own. There have been days I could hardly walk, yet I have been able to keep working despite the discomfort and pain.

So I thank Him for this gift today.
I believe He does want to heal me.
Until He does, I thank Him for the strength and the grace He gives me new every morning.

The gift of His presence, reminding me I never walk alone.

He is more than enough for whatever I face.

I am living proof of His kindness.
His love for me helps me move forward, knowing He is for me when I feel like my body is against me.

May Holy Spirit continue to prompt me to get His messages sooner versus later!



Just me. Blogger, writer, singer, worshiper, wife, mom, coworker, friend, daughter & child of God with a passionate, grace-soaked, hope-filled, wonder-gazing & great-full heart! Finding hope in His Presence every day because He calls me Beloved!

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