Silver Linings

April 26, 2013

Friends, I'm writing for Bridging the Gap this week. My post is about a condition I struggle with off and on. Although I'm currently in the "off" stage, I wrote this in the midst of my struggle last winter.
Pain. I hate it. And I live with it. It showed up in my first pregnancy. And then it showed up in my second pregnancy. And now it recurs periodically, usually triggered by intense stress. I'm currently in the midst of an "episode,” and it has been crippling my back and leg everyday and night for two months.
I try not to complain, but it limits what I can do with my kids; it limits my physical activity; it limits my quality of life. One recent night as I laid awake amid spasming back muscles and sore hips, I prayed the verse I have returned to over and over and over again: Romans 8:28. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
And so, that sleepless night, I told the Lord, "I know you can heal this pain, but, please, until this gets fixed, if I can do any good in the midst of this pain, in this midst of this struggle, let me do it."
You can read the full post here.

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