My physical challenges seem to amplify suddenly ,making life almost unbearable . Drawn into the whirlpool of able bodied people is fearsome. I take refuge in God 's Word and tightly holding on to His promises brings relief and comfort. Yesterday the thorn in my flesh pierced very hard and I took shelter under
For he wounds, but he also binds up;
he injures, but his hands also heal.
If the Lord had not been my help
My soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.
"God treats you the way one mother treated her young son, Timmy. She didn’t like the idea of his walking to school alone. But he was too grown-up to be seen with his mother. She did her best to stay calm, quoting the 23rd Psalm to him every morning:
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”
One day she asked a neighbour who walked with her daughter to follow Timmy to school, but to stay at a distance. After several days Timmy’s little friend said, “Do you know that woman who follows us to school? “Sure,” Timmy answered. “That’s Shirley Goodnest and her daughter, Marcy.” My mom reads about them every day in the 23rd Psalm She says they will follow me all the days of my life. So, I guess I better get used to them!
You will too. God never sends you out alone!"
Taken from Fearless
By Max Lucado