My Heavenly Father is so gentle with me. He has been speaking to me about making some serious changes in my life concerning health, diet and sleeping patterns. It’s not like I’ve been ignoring Him. It’s just so hard to make these changes. I was talking to a friend the other day concerning this season of my life, and I admitted to her that I’ve never really asked God to come into that place — that place that over eats due to stress, worry, boredom, fatigue and anger. That place that is so filled with physical pain that exercising is excruciating. That place that stays up late because she feels she has to “do” those things that she can’t do all day because she works full time. And I admit, I like to catch up with all of you in those late night hours as well.
But the honest truth is, all of these bad habits are putting too much pressure on this now over middle aged body. I am feeling an urgency to get healthy. Whatever that looks like. I want to be around for my grandbabies one day. But it hasn’t been easy. It’s been darn right hard. I feel like the journey is so long and that I may never reach the finish line. But then I hear His voice,
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
He never intended that I walk the journey alone. He promises to give grace and strength, but I have to invite Him in. Today, I am so thankful that God loves me enough to not leave me in my current state. I know that with Him, I can do all things.
Grace Gifts 276-286
276. The grace to accept change.
277. The grace to embrace difficulties.
278. Good friends who help steer me towards health and wholeness.
279. For Trader Joes and Sprouts!
280. For the wisdom to listen to what my body is telling me.
281. For yummy alternatives to dairy – coconut milk and almond milk!
282. Coconut ice cream to soothe my late night cravings!
283. For bento lunch boxes!
284. Creative ways to pack healthy lunches for the kiddos.
285. Resting in His love.
286. For Emily’s book, that I won on a blog, and can’t wait to read!
I am linking up with A Holy Experience today, where we share our gifts that God has given to us.. Will you join me there? Or just leave a comment below and tell me how God is giving you the grace to accept change or embrace difficulty in your life today.