10 Responses to When we are Weary of the Invisible Fight

  1. Thank you, Debs. I found myself praying along with your prayer. I find His peace and rest is as necessary to us as the very air we breathe in order to cope. I, too, am guilty of sometimes saying “I’m fine” when I’m not. Sometimes it feels like I’m lying, but I don’t always feel like explaining. Many people who say “You look good” can’t always understand or believe what struggles a person really has. Praying God will give you strength for each day. I’m sure it’s not easy to still be working outside the home. You must get so weary of pushing yourself.

    • Yes Trudy – it is difficult to push myself but I am able to work at home and I only work 2-3 days a week. I am learning who to say “I’m fine” to and who gets a full explanation. Its the greeters on the door at church that stress me out – so I have been going 10 mins late to avoid them and leave in the last song. I know its awful to avoid people but when I feel stronger I will go on time. My friends at church understand. I’m glad the devotional helped you . Many blessings
      Debs

  2. Just what i needed today. Some health setbacks even thought i try so hard to be well, and well-meaning friends who want me to be, and say, that I’m miraculously healed like the woman at church who was healed from stage 4 cancer. I get tired of answering, “I’m not feeling well.” Or saying, “yeah, I’m great” because I know that’s what they hope to hear. Or the ” but you look great!” comments that imply that I’m either faking it or not as sick as i say I am. Or, lately, I’ve been getting a LOT of advice from people about how I could fix the problem or how I should feel about it. These are all people who love me and they mean well. But yeah, this devotional and the video helped a lot today. Thank you!!

    • Glad the devotional helped you. My prayer for you is that you will find the right words to say on each encounter and that you will find peace.
      Debs

    • Trudy…I can totally understand about your tiredness at explaining, whether it is about your condition or what your set back is or anything for that matter
      I was talking to a friend yesterday and she said to me
      ” Lin, you don’t have to explain anything to me.”
      At first I thought…”Am I doing that?”.
      Then a second later, I knew I had gotten into the habit of doing so
      I am going to ask the Lord to help me save my breath and my energy.
      Ultimately, He is the ONLY One who I need to discuss anything with
      …and if I pause and thought about it, He never has asked me to explain or justify anything
      I don’t say that lightly, that I can change in an instant, but I want to try
      I also do not negate the power of a “few” trusted friends God knew we needed sounding boards
      I pray that you too will come to a place where you don’t have to justify yourself
      You sound like such a sweet person
      Lin

  3. Tracy
    YES…YES/..YES…I hear you loud and clear as I have been in such settings
    …the comparisons…
    …the assumptions of knowing God’s will for you…
    …feeling the rejection, and yes judgment…if you are still not OK
    It is a challenge but I just want to encourage you, that it sounds like a situation where you can say
    ” Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”
    As far a suggestions of Dr’s, medications, herbal remedies, aromatherapy, holistic therapies…
    I don’t discount or totally disagree with what’s suggested
    …but I can sometimes go dizzy with “advice”
    Some of it can be sound and may help, but there is SO much pressure to believe “Their way is the BEST way, or the ONLY way
    I need to find my own way and have every right to do that.
    I pray that you will find peace, yes appreciating that they care, but also knowing it is your body.
    Even the Lord, gives you free will and a choice
    Hang in there
    I said a prayer for you as I know the pressure you can feel with certain people who have made you feel so uneasy.
    Lin

  4. Great message Debs & that verse is a fave of mine. Thanks 🙂

    Facing “the day one hour at a time” helps me on those toughest days too. I guess that being unable to go on outing at all, except to my medical appointments, has some advantages….. I don’t get comments from others or need to explain myself. Only those very few people that come to visit get to see me & I’m flaked out on my recliner, so it’s pretty obvious I’m exhausted! WHEN I improve…. yes I remain hopeful…. then I hope I’m prepared well for gracious replies with help from messages like yours. Lotsoluv Kerryn

    • Kerryn – I do pray that you will be able to get out and about a little bit more. I think you are great at coping with being in all the time and how God speaks to you so you can share in your devotionals. Whatever season we are in with our illnesses it is encouraging to be able to share with each other what has helped us along the way. Thanks for commenting
      Debs

      • Thanks for your lovely words of encouragement, Debs. 🙂
        It’s definitely encouraging to be able to share with others on RM who “get it!” God bless. Lotsoluv Kerryn

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