Most of March, I have been working like a crazy person to get ready to sell our house, prepare to be a grandmother, and keep my family feeling loved and cared for.  Unfortunately, my battle with chronic pain doesn’t go away with this flutter of activity…it gets worse.  I take more meds and try to ignore it until BAM…it knocks me flat and I have no choice but to rest until I am somewhat restored.  
Meds, massage, and rest are about the only things that lessen my pain, but rest doesn’t come naturally for me and it is an acquired skill that I have still not mastered.  I love to be busy and anyone that knows me well, learns that even if my body is at rest my brain is still going 100 miles per minute.  The mind-muscle connection is a powerful one and unless I can let go of my daily stress then my muscles will never be able to let go of their constant spasms. I have to let go of everything and give it to God.  I have to acknowledge that without Him, I can do nothing. I have no strength, but the strength that comes from Him alone.  
Mathew 6:25-27 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on.  It not life more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?  And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”

1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because He cares for you.”

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