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Doctors and Sneakers

But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Yesterday, I took the time to write about how we need to be faithful to God regardless of the circumstances we are in.  I would like to take the time to expand on this, as this last weekend and even today I have experienced God’s faithfulness in my life once again.  His faithfulness has not come in that nice little package with the bow on top, but it has come with the perfect amount of strength I have needed.

This last week I was struggling with a bad migraine and some severe neck pain from post surgery.  I was praying that God would give me enough strength to get through the weekend for a book signing I had on Saturday.  I knew that I wanted to reach lives and see God do great things.  It’s not enough to just show up and sign books.  I always want to be fully engaged with the people I meet and be able to share words of love that God would have me share with people I meet.

Saturday morning, I woke up with the same old migraine, but I continued to put my faith in God knowing that He was bigger than my pain.  I went to the book signing hoping I would be able to meet someone who I could share God’s love with.  Well, God came through in big ways.  My words were scrambled in my head, but God continued to minister through me to the people that came by the table.  It was incredible.  I continued to watch God work.  He came up with the words that each person needed to hear.  He knew where they were at and what would touch them most.  I was simply His tool to use.

Then today, I went to the migraine center for a treatment.  God never fails to show up and show me something new.  There I was with my head pounding and my physical strength diminishing as the moments passed by.  My husband waited patiently with me to be called back to the center and I was starting to get to the point where I just wanted to leave.  I couldn’t take it any more.  The light blaring, the sound screaming, everything was too much.  My head in my hands, I cried out to God.  “Lord, please I can’t take this another minute.  I’m going to throw in the towel, get my sneakers on, and run back to my family doctor.”  Not even a few seconds later the nurse came out and called my name.  She led me back to a nice comfortable chair and hooked me up to an IV where I started my treatment for the next 3 hours.  There I heard from the nurses, “this was the best place I could be for my migraines.”

In a few moments, my name had been called and I had been told that I was at the best place I could be for what I had been facing all week.  I sat there for the next three hours thinking about this.  Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough strength to go on?  Do you ever feel like you want to throw in the towel and just go for the “less than best” option?  Do you ever feel like you’ll never make it to the finish line?  Do you ever feel like your name won’t be called and that you’ll be waiting forever?

My realization is that God’s strength is enough yesterday, today, and will be enough for tomorrow.  He will never fail to provide enough strength for me.  His strength will be there to lead me into His arms in eternity.  I don’t really want to throw in the towel for something that’s less than His best.  Nothing can come close to what He is creating for me in Heaven.  And something I know for sure, the day I accepted Jesus into my heart…my name was written down in the Book of Life.  I do not have to worry about when my name will be called.  God is faithful to me.  He has taken the time to write my name down.  He will not erase it and He will not forget me.  I need to live out my days being faithful to Him, even when I feel weak.  For it is in my weakest form, that His power is made perfect in me.

Are you allowing God’s power to be made perfect in you today?

Dear Father God, I’m so grateful that You have more than enough strength for me at all times.  You never run out of strength for me, even when I think I can’t take another moment of life in this physical body.  You are and always will remain faithful to me!  I pray that I can be faithful to all that You have called me to be for Your sake.  May my life be more than just another hum drum, taking up a seat in church, kind of Christian.  I want to be actively involved in Your work.  I pray that I will continue to find Your power made perfect in my weakness.

Trading in my Weakness for Your Strength,

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