His plan never fails

 

The disabled life is frequently one that disallows much control. The timing, severity, and location of symptoms, our upcoming procedures and even our medical providers are subject to change at moment’s notice. It is often a struggle not to focus on being in “control”. So, we plan and imagine what the outcome is going to be. Yet, no matter how much planning things seem to veer off as if they have a mind of their own. Each time, doing our best to forget about the expectations and foresight, but because so many things are out of our control, we become obsessed with controlling what we believe we can to no avail. So, with conviction and prayer it is time to give the situation/illness, our abilities, and foresight to our creator. His plan never falls short or deviates. His control and love are unconditional.

This does not mean that we should just give up and sit around waiting for God to perform a miracle. Instead, we should pray about our situation, continue to strive forward, and keep making progress. Each day we are given is another day to praise and honor Him by living each moment with love and thanksgiving. Yes, there will be times when the situation seems beyond what we can manage, but the storm will pass. God wants us to live our lives fully and abundantly.

Published by Denise Rogers

I am a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother who enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, gardening, and I am learning to live with being disabled. In 2017, after my 8th thoracic spinal surgery, I lost all feeling from the waist down as well as losing my proprioception on the right side. This has made it difficult to stand without assistive devices and made it, so I am having to relearn to walk. Plus, I have another uncommon condition called Chiari Malformation Type 1 which also creates balance issues as well as many other health issues. Because of the Chiari and the spinal cord injury, I have been left with severe nerve damage which causes a great deal of pain (5 and greater on pain scale) as well as spasticity, muscle spasms, and allodynia (burning) in various areas of my body. I have endured 8 surgeries on my Thoracic Spine and will probably need more as the drain that was placed will eventually clog and require replacement. Currently, I have a spinal to pleural cavity shunt, which drains the CSF from my arachnoid cysts into my pleural cavity. Professionally, I am a retired Health Care Professional with over 26 years of experience. I have worked in the Public Health realm as well as in Long Term Care and Acute Care. I have a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. It is my hope that through sharing my personal trials, experiences, and triumphs that I can help others keep moving forward. No matter what life throws at us we can always tell a better story. I know that God is with me and because of this anything is possible. His promise to be by my side every step of the way helps me to keep pushing on even when there are setbacks.

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