“You’re just not breathing well.”
My husband’s words were spoken with compassion, but lacked the urgency and concern of a year ago.
This time last year, I wasn’t doing well at all.
Getting through the day was my prayer every morning and at night I thanked God.
My health has been steadily improving and most of this week I’ve functioned better than I have in a very long time.
It was yesterday evening when my husband’s words encouraged me to do nothing but rest.
Although, my health has not returned completely, I understand it may never go back to the way it was.
I am so thankful for what I am able to do.
To keep house, cook, and homeschool is such a blessing.
For I have learned God is the reason I can do anything.
All my abilities, including breathing, are solely a gift from God.
2 Samuel 22:33 KJV — God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
Therefore how my body reacts to each day is under God’s authority and whether I’m feeling well or poorly, I can rest in His Sovereignty.
Philippians 4:13 NKJV — I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Never before have I realized how much of my “doing” is all because of Christ strengthening me.
It’s not about how much I accomplish in a day.
It’s not about me “doing good works” for God.
It’s resting in the truth that every breath, every breath, is taken because Christ strengthens me.
Same goes for the strength to walk.
Every beat of my heart, is because God has given me life and the strength to live another moment.
Which means I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
And I’ve never been so thankful for the gift before.
To God be all glory and honor and praise!
He is truly worthy of all praise and worship!
Psalm 13:6 NKJV — I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for breath. How great it is to have the ability to walk and talk, to hear and see! God, You give me so many things, and I’m sorry for being ungrateful to You for my life, I’ve not always realized what abundance You have provided. Lord Jesus, thank You for saving my soul. Thank You for the Bible! How blessed I am to read Your Word any time I want. Jesus, may my life reflect You. For You are incredible. I love You, Jesus. Amen.
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I think of the old hymn “Breathe on me breath of God, fill me with life anew…”