Have you ever felt like Bear in the picture above? Ready to give up? Fully surrendered?
Well I have, and today was one of those days, in a year that has had plenty of them.
This morning, my rheumatologist added one more prescription to the plethora of medications I already take, to try and limit the pain I have, associated with fibromyalgia.
When I went to the pharmacy to pick up my ‘scripts, the sweet pharmacy tech, who knows me by name, said in a quiet whisper, “Are you all right? I don’t remember you ever needing so much medicine before.”
“No, I’m not all right,” I said with a faint smile. “I have fibromyalgia.”
Her sympathetic look almost made me cry right there at the check out counter.
There is a scripture I have struggled to understand, because, I never quite got it. No matter how modern the translation I used to read it. It’s sort of right next to the expression, “Strong in the broken places.” What does that mean?
Each time he (God) said, “No. But I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people.
…for when I am weak, then I am strong – the less I have, the more I depend on him (God).
2 Corinthians 12:9–10 The Living Bible
Casting Crowns has a song that talks about this.
Now I think I get it…a little bit. It is only when I am weak, broken, defeated, whatever, that I can focus on the fact that anything I am able to accomplish, is accomplished only through the power of Christ living in me. It isn’t anything I’ve done on my own.
Christ is my strength, my shield, my shelter. He is the lifter of my head. In good times and bad.
I wish you well.
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