Thursday, November 8, 2012

Body Three, Spirit Two

Today #NHBPM prompt is, "Write a letter to your health."





Dear Body, 
I know you are only a shell for the real me. Overall, I am trying to keep this in perspective. God gave you to me for service and I want to get to Heave having used you up to the best of my ability.
I know you are just a tool and I'm, overall, OK with that. The things you do to complicate my days on earth aren't fun, but I know are only temporary.
But there are days when I am overwhelmed by the reality that the cracking of a shell simply hurts. Emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, and physically, it is crushing some days! There are times when I want to just say, "I'm done."
I'm only 40, yet I've already lived through three more major health issues than many people endure in a whole lifetime. It gets old sometimes. Even if only temporary, the trials feel so long and daunting, sometimes! If I've already managed so many big things in such a relatively short time, I don't even want to consider what might yet be coming!

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. - Matthew 6:34

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18


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Today I am thankful for my amazing husband, who has been though so much the past several years, yet continues to choose me. Happy birthday!

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First Published Book: Hannah's Hope : Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss

Book-in-progress on drawing on the fruit of the Spirit in times of trial: Harvesting Hope from Heartache

Next book-in-progress: 6 strokes at age 39, Stroke of Grace

Future manuscript in the plans: Given Me a Thorn, the apostle Paul's story as applicable to living with chronic illness