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Looking Intently At Our Lives

Sometimes, our grief to our trials or illness can overwhelm us soo tremendously! I watched “I Still Believe” tonight. I sobbed uncontrollably for the entire two hours.


Suffering with chronic illness is very difficult. There, often, aren’t words to sum up what a person (even a true follower of our Savior Jesus Christ) can experience.


Over the past few years, my health has continued to decline. And, it’s hard. It affects my life as a whole, my relationships, my ministries, how I serve.

But, our God – despite all these wordless variables – y’all He is so good to us!


Tonight, I am reminded of some regrets I have in my life. As a single and childless woman, I am reminded of things, which will bring with it – consequences (for lack of a better word). When I am old and gray, I will face elderly years that will be different because I am choosing to forsake earthly pleasures like marriage and kids.

I turn 33 in August, and those choices seem to be more on my mind. I am not getting any younger, but I truly believe there are many blessings on the road ahead. Guys and girls: When we choose to make Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, He will always see and reward our every sacrifice – to truly seek His face!


31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Matthew 6:31-34, NLT

But, there is something else that is different and more valued. If we are going to think about potential regrets, we have to look intently on the heavenly blessings:

Most importantly, I have been given eternal life with God through His Son Jesus Christ and eternity will be far different as a result. Not only am I His child and choosing to walk with Him, many others will be greatly influenced… because I chose to walk with Jesus and continue to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I am choosing Jesus Christ.

I am choosing to minister to others, from this place of hurting.

May the Lord be glorified in all we say and do!

He is able to do more than we could ever think, ask, or even imagine. Because of who He is!

Here is some Jeremy Camp for you guys, from his “Stay” album!

And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

Matthew 6:30

By Gracefully Overcoming

Gracefully Overcoming is my corner of the web to share my journey with chronic and mental illness, , and how Jesus keeps reminding me who I am in Him. I can always be found at: www.gracefullyovercoming.blog/