It’s hard to type this morning.
When I was younger I hurt my shoulder — and had two surgeries to correct it — yet, now as I’m getting older my shoulder and neck area will periodically get inflamed. I’ve had stints where I’ve had to undergo physical therapy for months, and then more months where it doesn’t bother me. Over the past week I’ve felt pain creeping back into my shoulder and neck. And now? I can’t lift Samuel. I can hardly move. In fact, in the middle of the night it wakes me up.
It’s hard to do life with pain.
Even though I know that it’s temporary.
When I focus on the pain, or that my fingers are partially numb, then it is so easy to get discouraged. So I try not to. But, I know that today will take more strength then I have. I know that it will be much easier for me to be short, or snippy, or down.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
As I verified the Scripture this morning I was directed to another verse.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest in me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Today I need that grace. I praise Him in all things.
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. (1 Timothy 1:12)
So today I walk forward resting in him.