I injured my leg and foot last week leaving me with a paralyzed lower leg and foot which is still healing – slowly. Amazing how difficult life becomes when suddenly you either can’t walk or have to move slowly and think about every move so as to not fall and worsen the injury. An apparent pinched nerve – amazing that one can be so restricted from something that isn’t painful.
That being said I must add that a priest friend pointed out that I’d have a lot more time to spend with the Lord. Quite true. Okay, I admit I was stretching my leg and trying to force things to work again, but that was a mistake and was making things worse, so the Lord and I have been hanging out together a lot.
Funny how things happen when you let go of what you can’t control. Me, I’m seeking financial provision and have “known” for a long time that “time is running out” yet as I am forced into REALLY surrendering my life to the Lord, as opposed to what we usually do which is not quite that, I’m finding I have more peace in my heart and soul than I’ve had in a long time. It’s not “logical” in a “this world” sort of way, but we are children of the King of Kings, and as such, are in this world but not of this world, are we? One of the things I’ve read recently which touched my heart is:
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Amen! Thanks be to God!