When Our Hearts Are Overwhelmed

I am battling a cold today. I don’t think it would have hit me so hard had I not indulged in the iced decaf, soymilk Caramel Macchiato on Saturday. It tasted so good but I see now, it wasn’t worth it. I don’t usually eat sugar. I am on a whole foods/plant based diet and I love it! I enjoy healthy treats pretty regularly and I don’t often feel like I’m missing out but Saturday I decided to go big with my splurge and the next morning I woke up with a sore throat. It’s not that I wouldn’t have gotten sick if I didn’t splurge but sugar suppresses the immune system. I would have handled this bug better had I not enjoyed the Starbucks goodness. Lesson learned.

As for my body, it is still M.S. strange. I feel like I am walking around with knee pads on and my left leg is still heavy but these things are not so strange in the multiple sclerosis world. This is all so common for this season. Spring and Summer are not the best months for us. It’s just the way it is.  So I turn my gaze toward Jesus, the anchor of my soul, both sure and steadfast, no matter what craziness my body or emotions or this fallen world gives me (Heb. 6:19) He alone is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for Yah, the Lord is my strength and song; He also is my salvation. Because of this, with JOY I will draw  water from the wells of salvation.” My Abba gives me joy in the midst. Peace in the midst and though the storm rages, His love anchors and covers me. (Is. 12:2-3)

So many of us face difficulties in so many different ways. Let us say, “my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

Lead us Lord to the quiet place. Help us to see you in the midst of the storm. In the midst of the waves beating against us and the fire roaring around us. We will not be singed. We will not be overtaken. You are our rock, our fortress, our peace! Thank you Abba Father! Thank you!

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