Do you ever feel stuck?
Like you just cant seem to get back to “normal”
no matter how hard you try?
I’ve been feeling stuck in a sickness rut for about two months now and I’m so over it!
My Dr. told me today that within a few days of taking my third round of meds
I should be feeling as good as new…Ummm, that’s what you said at my first visit!
Well, I can hardly blame her that my out-of-control asthma & bronchitis
led to pneumonia, which led to me feeling icky since Christmas
and that my lungs need one more round of steroids to completely clear up…
I’m crossing my fingers & earnestly praying that my Dr is right!!
During this downtime, God has sent some much-needed encouragement via
some ladies whose blogs I read daily.
They each have different writing styles but God uses their words to touch me and
to encourage me to keep pressing on…
The first blog is by Ann Voskamp ~ A Holy Experience
Ann is a homeschooling Mom who lives on a farm in Canada…
She has a best-selling book One Thousand Gifts…
Yesterday Ann’s post was:
When You’re Ready for More than Hardly Surviving Your Life
The title got my attention right away!
I love how real and honest her writing is:
“Malakai wore his suede shoes through the snow this afternoon and they puddle this sad, soggy mess of ruin in the mudroom.
Three packages have been sitting in the mud room for two weeks waiting for just one person to finally make the 4 mile pilgrimage to the post office.
There were no clean underwear in the top drawer on Friday morning and tell me, what do you do there, just standing in your flimsy towel?
What saves you all the time from going a little bit insane?”
I giggle when I read her words, but I also want to nod my head & cry out -
“Yes! I am not the only one who feels like I need to be put in the nut house
almost every day!”
You can read the entire blog post here to find out how we can
go from desperately seeking someone or something to save us from our messes…
to counting the gifts that God has given us & quenching the never-ending thirst…
The second blog is by Emily Freeman ~ Chatting at the Sky
Her most recent post: Searching For What We Know For Sure: An Introduction
was quite thought provoking for me…
She says: “I’m in a season now where I’m taking the things I thought I knew for sure and holding them up in my hands, walking around with them, asking questions of them and sometimes, setting them down on the table and asking God if I need to go ahead and leave them behind.”
Hmmm, I think that sound like a good thing to do, especially at the beginning of a new year, when you’re setting goals and contemplating the year(s) ahead…
Are you feeling “stuck”?
If so, I hope you’ll take some encouragement from the ladies above as I have…