I was lying in bed-again. Just the night before I had prayed and asked God to give me the grace to be able to serve Him, even in a simple way. Maybe just blessing my family and those around me. Maybe something more exciting, like missions work. I didn’t really care-I just wanted to be able to bless someone and feel like my life wasn’t simply a drain on other people’s resources.
Yet that morning I was still trapped in my sick body, unable to cope with normal stress or complete a full school load or even fold laundry. Utter exhaustion filled my bones. The terrifying part was there was nothing I could do about it. I could only wait it out and hope I would gain more energy.
The feeling of helplessness….
Read the rest at Romans 5:3-5!
I was honored to be a part of the blog series, “What 5 Christian Teens Have Learned Through Their Long-Term Illness,” on Sara W.’s Romans 5:3-5 blog. Her blog focuses on encouraging young people with chronic illness and their healthy friends and family-something close to my heart, as I am a very complicated Lyme patient.
Check it out and go follow Sara!