Unfortunately, that means more medical tests will be conducted. More pain. More bills. More possible diagnoses.
As my mind swirled with itemized lists of everything that needed to be done, I felt anxiety begin to wrap tightly around me and squeeze all hope from my pores. Tears stung my eyes as I gulped a deep breath and inwardly uttered a prayer so common for me: Lord, I'm not sure I can take another step right now. I'm so weary. Please remind me of Your faithfulness.
When my mind begins to form fearful scenarios of what my, or Grant's, future could look like, I try to quickly replace such thoughts with prayer, scripture and memories of all the times God has provided and proven His steadfast love and faithfulness to me and my family. I am reminded time after time that God's promises and blessings are ever-flowing... and never-ceasing.
I also like to sift though photos filled with images of joy and God's glory. To me, the pictures I take are my stones of remembrance:
And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant had stood; and they are there to this day. -Joshua 4:9 (read more here)
It brings me great comfort to look back and remember how God has been a constant rock and fortress. It gives me courage for the days that lay before me.
I am uncertain of how this particular trial will turn out, but I am certain that I will be adding another rock to my pile.
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"Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, Thus far the LORD has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12
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