Some of you may know that I am prone to bouts of chronic fatigue syndrome or c.f.s. as it is known and I am in one at the moment. These can be challenging times when I don't have the energy to do much but instead feel really unwell and as if I am pushing a great big boulder up a very steep hill to do the simplest of things.
What do I do to cope? I pick up my special journal where I have a list of all the healing and strength scriptures - there are quite a few - and I read them and pray them and take hold of them. I don't know why Jesus doesn't instantly heal me. I don't have the answer to that. All I know is that He gives me the strength to endure. At really bad times I may get very down and give in to self-pity but that road leads to an even worse place. Then I make myself get that journal again and turn to God. He hasn't instantly healed me but He has given me comfort and strength to endure and I do feel better. I also feel closer to Him. In fact there is often a preciousness in these times as I feel His Presence and I know that I will soon (however long that may be) be out of this particular bout and one day it will be my very last bout of c.f.s.
I realised that c.f.s. may stand for chronic fatigue syndrome.
But C. F. S. stands for CHRIST FURNISHES STRENGTH
Here is my journal page, a very simple one because when I am not well it is too much for me to be at my arty table for long and I do it mostly in my comfy armchair with my feet up:
The writing is some of the healing and health scriptures which I find so helpful.
If you too are struggling with your health in any way know that C.F.S. - Christ furnishes strength.
I pray that as you read these scriptures your pain will be eased, you will find strength, you will know rest and that you will healed in Jesus' mighty name.
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