Waking up walking into walls. Dragging my body around my house. Barely getting through each day. Needing help with my kids. Unpredictable symptoms come and go without warning. My body is against me. It is frustrating, upsetting, and hard. Waiting to see doctors to figure it out and praying for answers.
As a Christian, how do I live through difficult circumstances with joy?
I choose it!
Each day I get up and remember I am a daughter of the King. He knows my body and exactly what is going on with me. He has gone before me and He follows me…He never leaves me. He gives me the strength to make it. He blesses me with help in a time of need. He has set me free even in this.
Grace even in times that make me want to give up. He is there offering me joy!
Joy in another day to love Him, love my kids, love my husband. Joy in making meals when I can. Joy in laundry, sweeping, and scrubbing. Joy in walking, playing, and living each day. Joy in being a mommy, wife, sister and friend. Joy in it all!
So when my brain starts getting foggy, my balance is off, and my body is overcome with fatigue I think of all the reasons He has blessed me in the present and I smile through the limitations, frustrations, and tears to remember I can choose His joy through it all! Joy that I have Him. That there is always victory in Jesus and He is everything.
Today I choose joy that only comes from Jesus! Freedom in the One who has set me free. Living in the promised land and not in chains no matter what circumstances are trying to tie me down.
Presently choosing joy…today that’s me!
Join me in linking up with Lisa Jo Baker in writing imperfectly for the fun of it! Only five minutes on the word present!