Day 16 & 17- Rest

Having chronic health issues makes everyday tasks daunting.  Exhaustion comes much faster to someone who’s body is seemingly their enemy.  It is so hard to live a “normal” life when you’re running on empty most of the time.  I tend to push my limits and then I’m out for the count for an entire day…like today.

The past 2 days have been wonderful.  I spent Friday Christmas shopping with my mom and my sister and then yesterday with my cousins and my sister in our seasonal lunch tradition.  Last night however I stayed in instead of visiting with friends and this morning I watched our church service from home via live stream…and fell asleep!  Good thing I could watch the 2nd time around.  Shhhh!  

What I am thankful for is time to be able to rest…even though it means missing out.  Missing out on time with friends, family and corporate worship.  I just can’t do what everyone else can all the time.  But it’s okay.  Truly my soul has rest in God alone…and He is the only one who can give it.

Truly my soul finds rest in God;
    my salvation comes from him.
 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.  

Psalm 62:1-2