Hello everyone! Thank you all for praying for our kids! Both kids are feeling great, praise God! Our daughter is back to school and our son is staying home with me today just to give him one more day of rest. They will both be back to school like normal tomorrow.
I would like to send out another prayer request. I wasn’t going to talk about it because I am tired of talking about my health issues, but things have been turning for the worst for me. I have been suffering from some problems related to Celiac. I won’t get into the details, but I need prayer for healing for it. Celiac also weakened my muscles and bones, so when I do physical things like shoveling snow I can hurt myself a lot easier. I think I did something to my lower back last time I shoveled snow because it has been hurting like never before. It hurt so bad this morning, I could barely walk to the bathroom when I got out of bed. I am exhausted and the issues and my back have been getting worse over the last couple weeks.
I am only 40, but a lot of the time I feel like a young man in an old man’s body. Celiac really messed me up and the disease is way worse than most people know. It goes way deeper than gluten free. Sometimes I get discouraged and deal with the anxiety having a chronic illness causes. After I turned 40 last summer, I started thinking a lot about what it is going to be like for me when I am old since my body is so broken (if I make it to old age, God willing). I have to constantly give that worry to God or else it crushes me.
I’m just not as strong as I used to be or should be at my age and that bothers me a lot. I wish my kids could have seen me healthy and strong. I give my weaknesses to God and ask Him for strength. I am asking for healing once again even though every time I ask I hear the Lord tell me, “My grace is sufficient for you.” I am coming before Him again and approaching the throne of grace with freedom and confidence. His answer might still be no, but I need prayers for healing. Please Lord Jesus, heal the issues that Celiac has caused and is causing to my body and please heal my back, amen.
When I am weak, I am strong! Thank you for your prayers!
May the power of Jesus rest on us and may we rest in His power!
Grace and peace to you all!
“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 Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
2 Corinthians 12:9-10