Brick Walls Everywhere You Turn

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“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.’ ” (Mark 10:27)

Have you ever felt that no matter which way you turn, you run into a brick wall? I know I have. It’s not only with my health, but also with most of the things happening in our lives right now.

As my husband’s health deteriorates, I begin to think about what will happen when and if he loses his job. Disability isn’t enough to keep us going.

Brick wall.

We’ll lose medical insurance. Disability will take years to get on even if he does get it.

Brick will.

Our adopted children will lose the insurance they need to see the doctors they need.

Brick wall.

I’m no longer able to work. My degree and all the hard work seems to have been for nothing.

Brick wall

I could work out of my home but I need money to get me going.

Brick Wall.

I can’t get up and clean the way I used to. Our house desperately needs cleaning, not straightening – cleaning. We can’t afford to pay anyone.

Brick wall.

We have so many house repairs that need to be done. Yet my husband is unable to do them.

Brick wall.

I can no longer drive. How do we get the kids to their activities?

Brick wall.

Money. Health. Insurance. Medical. Family. Home.

No matter where we turn – we slam into another wall.

I’ve been looking at the walls and forgetting something.

When all before you seems impossible – look up.

Yes, there are many seemingly impossible situations surrounding us. Yet I know that God is the God of the impossible. Today, I have a choice. Do I want to keep focusing on the problems, or focus on the only real solution?

For today, I choose to look up.

About the Author
Deni believes that the only true way to deal with chronic pain and chronic illness is to bring them to the feet of her Lord and Savior. Her multiple challenges (Ankylosing Spondylitis, Porphyria, Celiac Sprue, and Atrial Fibrillation to name a few) have taught her many things about herself and her Christian walk. It is her fondest desire that her lessons may be helpful to others as they walk the path of chronic health challenges. She can be reached at EncouragingWords@me.com. Her website is http://www.pathwaysforchange.com/Encouragement.

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3 thoughts on “Brick Walls Everywhere You Turn

  1. Fiona, Thanks for you note! It is so easy to forget we have choices, isn’t it? So much depends on our focus!

    Blessings,

    deni

  2. Pingback: It Is What It Is – How Do We Accept The Realities of Illness? « Chronic Illness Pain Daily Devotionals

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