Life with RA
2014-12-05 08:51:41

Training has definitely changed in my life and God is teaching me throughout this season. When I think about how I was training 5 months ago verses now, it's mind blowing. Still, God gives me His strength to endure each day. The Rheumatoid is extremely painful, leaves me feeling very weak most days, and then the ever present fever. BUT GOD! My hands and back have been the biggest issue with this, which makes it very hard with day to day tasks. Sarge and I have noticed my fingers changing faster than we expected and two heating pads in my bed are a must for every night now. Still, when I think about my life and how every single step has never been easy, I have nothing but praise. Every difficult step has made me who I am in Christ today. My strength isn't from me! Jesus Christ alone is WHO you see in me. I fight for every mile, every rep, every move, every pace, every breath while I'm out there doing this in the hopes that someone's life will be changed. Hard year? HA! That doesn't even describe it! I've lost my precious dad and my son, which has left a gaping hole in my heart and gut. Still, Jesus Christ is my joy. I feel Him healing me daily and I thank Him for being that "triple braided cord" in my marriage. (Ecclesiastes 4:12) I have learned this year again through this hard season that not everyone will stick around and support you, but that's ok. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Hebrews 13:8. All in all, I'm so thankful for every hardship. I've never in my life been a quitter and I choose joy. I pray throughout this crazy journey that at least one life is changed from watching God move through my life. I pray that someone sees my transparancy and relates with their own struggles in their life, yet sees the victory that only Chris ...

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