Encouraging Words Blog
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10, NIV)
My surgery was "easier than expected" (according to the urologist) and I am back at home. Although my kidney stone passed right before the surgery, the high level of pain I was still experiencing convinced the doctor to go in with a scope all the way up and through the kidney to make sure there was nothing hiding in a "nook or cranny". …
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night.
The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Do you, like me, ever wonder what you have left to give? I can no longer do the work I loved. I can no longer pursue so many dreams. How easy it is to focus on what I can no longer do. I have to consciously fight that urge, and look to what I CAN do.