It has been a long three days over here.
The days have been filled with pain and sickness and for the time being I still am not seeing a break.
While there are many difficult and tiring symptoms for my health issues (and its treatment), the times of daily/nightly unrelenting pain is some of the most difficult. (I am sure so many of you can relate.) It's hard to keep from feeling extremely discouraged and (for me) tearful after the pain continues day in and day out. I long to escape this body for a few moments of respite but, obviously, that is impossible.
And so I cry out to the Lord for help. It hurts to even breathe and I ask (with little strength) for His mercy during this time. "... Heal me Lord for my bones are in deep agony." (Psalm 6:2b) I cry out over and over again.
"Surely you are my help; you are the one who sustains me." (Psalm 54:4) Because you sustain me Lord I can take another breath and have encouragement for the minute and hours before me.
"You are my God, have mercy on me Lord, for I call to you all day long." (Psalm 86:2)
One day at a time friends, or sometimes, like these last few days, it is more like one minute (or hour!) at a time. Keep pressing on friends, keep pressing into Jesus.
He will sustain us, even through the pain.