Becoming a new and better you is one of the greatest gifts chronic illness and pain have to offer.
We are all always waiting on something. All before us have waited and all after us will. God and His goodness are worth waiting for. Even Jesus is waiting on God the Father to make his enemies like a footstool for his feet (Psalm 110:1). You are not alone in your waiting.
Looking for ways to beat the heat this summer? I know I always am. One of many aspects of my health is that my body can’t seem to regulate its temperature very well, so it’s always a struggle for me to stay cool when the weather climbs into the 90s and even more so when it hits triple digits like it’s supposed to this weekend.
Though I’ve struggled with this for years, it never occurred to me that beating the heat would be a common goal for those with other illnesses. I recently heard from a friend with chronic pain. She found that the summer inferno has dialed up her fatigue level, and I can totally relate. Looking for relief, she asked if I had any tips to combat the fatigue. I didn’t have any magic pills to give her, but I did share my tricks for staying cool and would like to take a moment to share them with you as well.
A good reminder for the strong days and the weak days…
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
I’m still grinning from watching this. Seriously funny and hit the nail on the head!
We all need unshakable Hope in front of us…