As I sit here, typing this, I pause to look to my right and see the mounds of clothes that need to be folded and put away. And I cringe. Because I don’t have the energy to do it. I barely have the energy to write this post.
I had to call out of work this past Monday because I woke up in so much pain that I could barely get out of bed. I went to work on Tuesday and Wednesday but it was rough. It’s the beginning of a fibro flare up, I’m sure. Not really sure what has caused it but it’s here. And I’m in pain. And I’m exhausted.
Today I was off and though I longed to stay home and do nothing I had to go get my car inspected. I told myself over and over again that I WASN’T going to wait until the end of the month but oh well, here we are. And it failed inspection. GRRRRR! I mean, it wasn’t as bad as needing new brakes, or tires or anything big like that. The first failed item was that my headlights needed a cleaning. (seriously? they couldn’t like wipe them down? LOL) But the second thing that caused my car to fail was a light that has been coming on in my dashboard for the airbags. So there ya have it….I have 15 days to get this fixed.
I then had to head to my doctor’s for an appointment. She recently put me on Cymbalta for my anxiety and interestingly enough, it ALSO helps with the fibro pain. So hopefully within the next few weeks the combination of the Lyrica and Cymbalta will fully kick in and maybe I’ll see some decrease in my pain level.
I don’t say all of this to make you feel sorry for me. It’s not my intention. But rather I would like to share with you the one thing I think God is teaching me through all the frustrations of life.
- Patience. I am absolutely NOT a patient person. I never have been. Patience has never been a virtue of mine. But as I battle through these problems, what with my health and my car situation I could easily freak out by now. But I know God has a plan for me and by leaning on Him for support, He will guide me. He wants me to wait on Him.
- Isaiah 40:31 says, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
- Psalm 27:14 says, “ Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
So….are you a patient person?
How do you deal with life’s frustrations that come barreling at you?