“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.” (2 Corinthians 4:16, 17)
When will my pain and sorrow go away?
Yet it accomplishes nothing to ask when.
Seems like I keep hoping for a better day.
When will I feel like myself again?
I sometimes may want to ask, why me?
But then again, I say why not me.
I have to note You never asked why
Your beloved Son had to die on that tree.
Those times I can’t even get out of bed,
can’t even find enough strength to stand…
It is especially during those times
that You hold me in the palm of Your hand.
Although right now I may not be
the awesome me I wish I could be,
there is definite purpose for my life,
at this time, I’m not able to see.
Because Your Son led by His example
that we can handle good along with bad.
The wise Job continued to praise You, Lord,
during a time he could have been sad.
So like the apostle Paul, I’ll finish this race.
I will keep my eyes focused upon Your Son
I’ll accept my life with dignity and grace,
till this battle with my body, I’ll have won.
Perhaps one day, the scales will fall away
and my eyes will be able to see
that I have passed my earthly challenge
that You, Lord, have set for me.
And I will finally be the me…
You knew I could be.
Prayer: Dear Lord, At times it seems like my body is falling apart, and at times I feel so hopeless. Help me to call upon that inner strength that comes only fromYou. At these times in my life, help me to trust and call upon Your strength when my own is not sufficient. Amen.
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When it seems like pain and sorrow are your only companions, what tactics do you employ to help you to rise above and finish the race?