My life came to what seemed a crashing halt in 2011. RA is the acronym for Rheumatoid Arthritis and let me tell you it isn't fun for anyone. It doesn't have an age either. I've even meet teens that fight this fight. Well today, and many others but today I feel so accomplished/overcoming, I biked 4.32 miles in 32 minutes with my younger two children. Nervousness kind of trickled in, thoughts of defeat crossed my mind; I even told my oldest to be on stand by if she needed to pick me up. 45 minutes later I arrived in the door with a smile on my face and a congratulations.
Today, RA doesn't defeat me, I defeated it! RA is just another something that tried to steal, kill, and destroy me, but today it didn't. I am victorious because Jesus is my healer, He allows me to overcome, and gives me strength to continue the good fight and give Him glory. Today He gave my children hope and a future that their mother is a fighter.
Lord God, Thank you for loving me. Giving me the strength to fight this journey you have called me to endure. There are such sweet times, Lord. You are the creator of the heavens and the earth, You are the healer of all and create us to be "good". God you are my Prince of Peace, my Lord of Lords, my everything. Without you I am nothing. Thank you for placing EVERYTHING in my life for a season and I pray Lord that I will rise to the occasion and glorify you in all of it. I give you my life, the body you created, the mind you formed, and the soul that is like a potter's clay. In Jesus' name-Amen