The Ache

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The Ache

Aching.  Endless aching…and fever.
Ahhh…Yes…don’t forget the fever.
Chills and fatigue and aching tell me my body is fighting something.
Fighting hard!
It’s lasted so long this time.  I can’t seem to shake it.
I wake up hoping it’s over.
This is the day! This is the day I will be better!
But…no…another day of aching.
I sigh and make my way to the couch.
It’s flu season!  And this year I didn’t escape it!
I do what I can. Pain relievers. Rest. Fluid.
I do what I can. And I wait…
Aching. Endless aching…and prayer.
Ahh…Yes….don’t forget the prayer!
Longing and fatigue and aching tells me I am fighting something.
Fighting hard!
It’s lasted so long, this aching. I can’t seem to shake it.
This fighting.
I wake up hoping it’s over
This is the day! This is the day it will be over!
But…no…another day of aching.
I sigh and continue on.
Longing for relief from the inner battle, the battle with the world, the flesh, the devil.
The battle.  We can’t escape it.
I do what I can.
Pray!
Obey!
Worship!
Cling!
Persevere!
I do what I can.
And I wait…

Romans 8:18-24 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us…For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.  And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.  For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?  But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”

Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”


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4 Comments

  1. Beautiful reminder. It can be SO hard, but we know God is in it, and the reward WILL come.

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  2. Praying you are feeling much better physically – and that we will all be faithful in continuing in daily prayer and surrender to God. So vital, so desperately needed, and such a blessed way of leaving a sweet spiritual legacy for our children and grandchildren!

    Also, joining with you to say HAPPY CANADA DAY! It’s definitely a fun weekend of red white and blue Holiday celebrating for y’all and us! Have a blessed weekend full of your joy-filled family memories!

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  3. Happy Canada Day! We’re getting ready for our festivities here! 🙂

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