You know, over the last couple of days, while trying to rest and heal from the fall I had on Monday, I’ve honestly felt pretty “helpless” in a lot of ways.
I’ve had to depend on Jason to help me up, to pick things up for me off the ground, do the dishes, take care of the animals, and all of the other household things, plus running our business.
I don’t like that! Haha I don’t like being in a place of dependence to that extent. I don’t like not being able to do my normal things. I’m not very good at telling people what I need, it’s usually easier for me to just do it myself than to figure out a way to explain.
I’ll tell you one thing, I think I’ve grown a new appreciation, a gratefulness for something as simple as being able to sit in a chair. A new appreciation for being able to sit at my desk and edit photos and do my work.
So, as the Lord is healing me, and He is, I am doing better each day… but I’ve had to take a step back and rest and allow myself to be in a place of “helplessness”, in a place of weakness. It’s easy to become frustrated, but somehow yesterday I felt much more peace than I did frustration.
“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.” – Psalm 54:4
I love how the Lord can take a bad situation and do that thing that only He can do — pulling something good out of it, pulling something “better” out of that bad situation.
I’m believing He will, and I’m believing it has already begun.
“Lord, what are You wanting to do in all of this? What are you wanting to show me?”
There is something about that thing that kind of stops us in our tracks, that thing that makes everything come to a screeching halt. Sometimes it’s situations like this, sometimes it’s a snow day…
So I’m looking for that, I’m looking for Him in all of this, and choosing not to focus on limitations. I’m looking to see what He pulls out of this – that thing that makes it even better than it was before.
I’m going to make the best out of this.
“In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.” – Psalm 18:6
“I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.” – Philippians 4:13