I suspect that anyone who has suffered a stroke or some other crisis of health will have a lot of stories of how difficult it was to get through those days. I remember a time when I would have said that difficult wasn’t even the right word to describe how I felt. Everything loomed ahead of me and it all looked like one rocky road after another. Just looking at it, made my heart sink with fear and fatigue.
Then, one day, I started to see things differently. I started to see God’s hand at work in a way that gave me a sense of relief and a chance to believe once again in all that was possible. Each step was slow and painful, but each one brought me a little bit closer to the day when I would discover the hope that was always there; the desire God had for me to get better.
Wherever you are in the healing process, I know that it’s difficult. I know that you struggle every day, maybe even every hour to just hang on so you can try a little harder, feel more hopeful, or discover a change for good. Remember that God will meet you in the midst of your struggle and your weakness and He will lift you up. He is proud of you for the efforts you are making and He knows how far you’ve come already.
I just want to remind you then, that no matter how difficult the process of recovery may be, the effort is worth it because everything is possible with God. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will not leave you alone or allow you to be invisible. Look up and let Him help you take one more step today. Cast your fears on Him and let Him carry the load. Better days are just up ahead.
The Lord will keep you from all harm. He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121:7-8 NIV