“‘The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’ -Numbers 6:24-26
Recently, while trying to cope with the profound fatigue that plagues me and other challenges of living with chronic illnesses, my childhood best friend reminded me… it’s the little things. So, in an effort to look for those little things…
I may not have the energy to go for a jog, but I can walk the block with my family.
I may not have the stamina to run full speed ahead in a family game of soccer, but some days I am blessed to kick a soccer ball around with my kiddos and play the goalie in a shorter soccer match.
I may not be in a fast-paced career anymore, but my body is more at rest and moving at the pace it needs to be right now.
I may not know the future, but I have the present.
I may not think the most positive thoughts at the moment, but I have His Word to give me hope.
I may not always be able to calm the storms of anxiety that afflict me, but I have a God who is bigger than my fears.
I may not see the sun shining, but the Son is always shining down on us.
I may not be living the life I imagined, but God has a plan for me-and His plan is far superior to mine.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11