Season of HOPE…Hope Renewed!
It’s the season of HOPE.
What better HOPE is there, than Christ?
No matter what we’re experiencing, He has been there… and has conquered it for us.
It literally keeps me going everyday …
I told you when I ran my 5K in October… I kept thinking about how badly I felt, and how my body was just screaming to stop – but my heart wanted to continue… so I did. I reminded myself of Jesus – and all He suffered and endured, to save us.
Surely I could endure this silly race in pain, or these past years of undiagnosed celiac – with myself and my kids … or even this insane year of appointments where everything that could go wrong – has ….
It seems like NOTHING, comparatively… and it hushes me.
So, how do I mentally go about it?
I run everyday, the same way I ran that 5K…
One step at a time.
So… I don’t actually RUN… but I remember:
Life isn’t about being the fastest in any aspect… WHY are we in such a hurry? The Truth is, sometimes God wants us to SLOW down. So whether you’re losing weight, or staying fit – focus on the journey – not some “quick fix” for the sake of vanity. God wants you body, mind and spirit – living for Him.
Life isn’t about comparing across… we compare up – and compete with ourselves above all… after all, God only made ONE you. Be the best YOU that He created for His unique purposes. Celebrate how He made you unique, embrace that.
Life isn’t about feeling defeated. It’s about having and eternal HOPE – greater than the circumstances you’re in. Remind yourself daily that the devil is just waiting to devour you… remove anything in your life that makes you feel defeated… Whether it’s a food you feel like you can’t resist, or a person who is unhealthy to have in your life.
I’m SO thankful for that HOPE.
It’s been necessary to help me tie my shoes on when I didn’t feel like I could work out, but needed to try anyway.
It’s encouraged me to continue cooking healthy meals for my family, when I really wanted to cry that take out pizza wasn’t an option.
It’s been necessary to continuing to try to find that Dr. who will help me… and continuing on all of these follow-up visits and blood tests that yield no solid answers.
That HOPE helps me to repeat my story… one more time… and pray that “this time” is the time someone is going to know how best to help me.
Today I visit a NEW doctor. A naturopath doctor… and once again – my eternal HOPE, fills me with a hope that this time… MIGHT be different. That this year, would end on a note much brighter than it began… and I could be the wife and mother my family needs.
I’d love it if you prayed along with me!! God bless your week as you strive to be Healthy for Him!
“Delight yourself in the Lord,
and He will give you the desires of your heart”
Posted on December 17, 2012, in Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Change, Our Struggles and tagged auto immune disease, celiac disease, gluten intolerance, healthy for him, Hope in Jesus, naturopathic doctor. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.