One of the biggest things I’ve learned in this health battle journey is what many long term patients feel. Life changes for you. You have few moments you come up for air, but most of the time you feel under the weather (Just Not Yourself).
You never feel quite normal and you can never fully accept things have changed so much. Every good moment matters so much more than before. Things others take for granted you now see as a gift.
People’s encouragement and prayers are life giving. You remember every kind and inspirational word. You don’t ever want to feel like a burden, yet you’re totally aware of your desperate need for grace & support.
If this describes how you feel know that you’re not alone. And know that God will be with you every second of every day. His grace is sufficient and His strength is enough.
If you know someone going through a tough stretch of health hear me clearly. Don’t ever make them feel like a burden and don’t ever make them feel insignificant. Know that your kindness means a lot and prayers carry them far. And know it’s only by God’s grace you’re not in their shoes.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3:12)