One Step Forward Three Steps Back…No More Than I Can Bear

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. – Proverbs 3:5”

Living with a chronic illness is like drawing from a deck of cards. Each morning, you wake up and draw a card. It might be a good card (full of energy and strength) or a bad card (experiencing pain and muscle weakness). Unfortunately, this week, I pulled the latter. It has been a rough week packed with appointments and tests.

Often, I feel every time I take one step forward, I take three steps back, due to pain and muscle weakness. Throughout this journey, I have listened to others struggling with an autoimmune disorder or read about their stories. Some are giving up as they have lost all hope. At times, I experience anger and frustration as well.

Then, I focus on the fact that I am not alone in this fight, and God will never give me more than I can bear. I have found that my biggest opponent is myself. Each day, I choose how I will play my card. So, how will you play your card today?

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