Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nothing But...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I discussed about being weak, after being sent home from hospital in June.

I should let you know that due to needing physical healing, I have not been able to do something this summer, that I normally do.

It has literally broken my heart, that I have not been able to go into my apartment building's outdoor pool.  If I were healed, I would be able to do it.

What do I normally do in the pool?

Most people just go in the pool just to cool off.  Or, relax.

Me?  I usually go into the pool to exercise. 

No, I don't swim many lengths.  But, I do normally exercise in a way that most people do not.

When I did this last summer, it helped me get stronger after having that severe reconstructive surgery, in London a couple years ago.  Plus, it always seemed to help me feel like I was able to do much more.

But, this year... I have truly lost out.

You may recall me letting you know that for quite a while, I couldn't drive.

In fact, even when my daughter, P drove me for appointments, I couldn't get into her vehicle without her help.  Or, even into mine, even though I was a passenger and not a driver.

P had to help me, by lifting both my legs into the vehicles.

Why? 

The day before I was released from hospital, my leg swelled up to about twice the size.  It was as hard as a rock.  I could hardly stand up, or walk.

This contributed to me being unable to do much for myself, at that time.

Going through the health problem that still is not healed, hasn't been easy.  I've felt like I've just been suffering, in many ways.

Even so, I trust my Lord, and believe He will heal me. 

Thinking about this, brought to mind Philippians 1:29, " For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;"

Yes, I believe on Him.  But, I also suffer... and believe I suffer for His sake.

Why?

If you read God's Word, the Bible... you'll know that God told us that we will suffer in our lives.  So, we shouldn't be surprised about suffering. 

Especially, since He is honoured by us, even when we suffer.

Suffering... isn't easy.  Nor, is it fun. 

However, when we understand that He loves us, and provides for us, especially while we're suffering, we can feel nothing but thankful to Him.

Yes, that's how I feel.  Thankful.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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