Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rain, hail, wind, sunshine

That is the weather here today.  Plus thunder and then it does it all over again... It got me to thinking..... my symptoms are much like that.  Just when I think I know what is going on---- it changes.  Locations, severity, etc.....

It makes me tired.  And I can see why.  We are creatures of habit.  We like things to be the way they have been.  Even when we are really "down" at least we know where we are.  But when we have ups and downs and inbetweens constantly, it is hard to deal with.  I'm there right now.  I pray for strength daily and while I have had "enough", its getting harder and harder to find. 

I know that all people experience constant change.  It would just seem that those who are not ill have a lot more ability to adapt and adjust.  There are times that the smallest things will put me over the edge.  In my "before" life, they would have been of no consequence, but now... they are huge.  Like changing weather patterns... they do affect the way I feel.  I am not sure if I need a coat, an umbrella, boots, or sunglasses.  Just as I'm not sure how to address my symptoms when they are in constant motion.  Whew!  There are days I just want things to stop and wait for me to catch up.  But alas, that is not what the plan is...

So once again, I turn to Jesus and He holds me close so I don't fall off this life that is before me.  I hold on tight and pray and He hears me.  And He does.  Even when I can't hear Him, I KNOW He is with me.  He has made that promise to me and I have hung onto it.  He gives me my hope in the midst of life.  Today and everyday.

So hang on and enjoy the ride!  We will come through this and we will be victorious. I know, I know, how will that happen?  It will be a different path for each one of us.  But it will happen!!

Blessings to each of you today and thank you for being in my life.



  1. Praise God that we are always victorious through our faith in Jesus! Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. Our valley walk gives us the strength and wisdom for the mountain climb. Without that there is no victory at the top. What is our victory? We shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is. I John 3

  2. Elaine ~

    I certainly go through the same things. I know we all do. It's great when you have something to hold-on to and uplift you, as you do with your faith!


  3. Boy, isn't that the truth, Elaine - with all the unpredictability it's hard to get on one track and stay with it. Having to constantly adjust expectations and self-care and everything else can be incredibly wearing - we want to be able to set the cruise control at some point... As you say, being anchored in God's love makes a big difference, just to have a center of loving stability.

    I love how you link this to the weather, which is all over the map lately! Great metaphor. :)