As most of you know by now, I am recovering from a couple major surgeries from back in January and February. It has been a long journey since then. Because of complications with my ostomy, I have have had recurring bladder infections, and these infections have been making me very sick. Like in the bed all day, I don’t want to move, kind of sick. This has been happening over the last couple of months and on Friday I woke up with the same heaviness that I always feel when a new infection is starting, and I knew it was going to be a rough day. So for the past few days I have not felt the best, but it is in these times that I feel the Lord’s strength and grace the most. When I have no strength left He is there ready for me to take from Him. I have had the song, “When it Hurts (Praise Song)” by Hillsong United on repeat this week. Some of my favorite lines from it are, “Even when my strength is lost I’ll praise you/Even when I have no song I’ll praise you/even when it’s hard to find the words louder then I’ll sing your praise.” This has been my prayer to the Lord for days.
I have also been reminded in the last few days of John 1:16 which states, “For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” Grace upon Grace! I just love that. It is never-ending and there is always enough supply for whatever circumstances we are facing. I know I am not the only one struggling today and I am praying for you my sweet reader. If you haven’t done so today, take a moment and reach out to Jesus. Pray for Him to give you His strength and to lavish you with His grace upon grace. I promise you that He will not disappoint. He will meet you right where you are and give you His peace to get through your current situation.
If you think of it would you please say a prayer for me tomorrow morning? I have an appointment with my urologist in Charlotte. Please pray for them to give me some answers regarding what is going on, and are able to provide me some help and relief. Thank you so much, friends! I am so thankful for you all.
Take a listen to the song mentioned above here, and be encouraged!