Happy Monday! I am so glad you are here this week! Last week I started this series called “Living Life With An Illness.” I shared a little bit about my story of living with chronic pain. Thank you all so for your sweet messages and comments about that blog post. I was VERY encouraged to hear from you and some of your stories and ways God is using you! This week my dear friend Olivia Brush is sharing about living with an Illness. Leave her a comment and check out her insta @oliviabrush_ Enjoy! -Makyna
Today I got up once again and still felt the same constant throb of pain that I went to bed with. I got up and was overwhelmed with emotions. It is definitely another rough day for the books.
At the moment I took my first breath it’s been a constant adventure to find answers as to the why that constantly seems to go unanswered. To put a very long journey short what started as just a very sensitive baby turned into food allergies, which unfolded into a whole list of health issues.
Yes I’m in constant discomfort and pain, but let me tell you my God is still faithful! One question people always seem to ask is “How can you still smile when your in constant pain?” And the only answer I have for them is because he’s still as faithful in the valleys as he is on mountain tops.
I’m actually sitting in a waiting room as I write this; don’t get me wrong I’m not this girl that’s full of joy sitting here. I’m full of questions, worries, anxiety, nausea, and dizziness as I walk into yet another call back appointment. The thing about this is yes that’s how I’m currently feeling, but I don’t let it overcome me. It’s not my identity. I am a daughter of the king. I am known, understood, noticed. These are true things that I remind myself of on afternoons like today.
Honestly sisters the more health questions that go unanswered the more I fall in love with my maker. Because even if I get a step closer to a answer or further away I know my God is up to something for the good of His plan and not my own.
A verse I constantly find myself returning to on tough days like today is Zechariah 4:10
“do not despise these small beginnings”
Even though most days it feels like the answers are coming slower than ever all I can remind myself is small beginnings are still beginnings! So if you remember anything from this, remember this...
Small beginnings are STILL beginnings!
Thanks for being here!
If you find this post encouraging, inspiring, and empowering would you please leave a comment! I read and reply to every comment! It also helps me create content that you need and love! -Makyna