I absolutely believe that we are safer with God in any storm than we would be anywhere else without Him. It's hard when you focus on the pain and suffering in this world or even your own personal trials to remember that this is just a fraction of eternity. This will eventually pass, it is only a temporary part of your life.
Keeping an eternal perspective allows you to see just how small and temporary every trial is in the larger scheme of things. That doesn't mean it doesn't hurt or doesn't scare you or make you feel helpless at times. It just means that you will never lose hope because you know that this too shall pass.
There have been a few occasions since my onset of ME/CFS that I have broken down from frustration and utter physical weakness. I've even had a few panic attacks, and every time I have a breakdown or meltdown, I remember the first one because it was incredible.
It’s easy to get caught up in all the negatives that happen in life. Things don’t go your way, you fall ill, you lose people or your job, you feel sick, there are just so many things that can bring us down, but this is just part of life.
The minute we stop expecting life to be a fairytale and accept reality, that’s the moment we open ourselves up to the truth and the freedom that comes with it. It’s hard to expect perfection at all times. It’s hard on ourselves and on those around us. Nobody can live up to that expectation. Life doesn’t work that way.Continue reading
Would you like to know how you can reduce the stress that comes from doing life with a chronic illness? When living with a chronic illness it is easy to let all sorts of negative feelings creep in. Guilt, loneliness, fear, frustration, helplessness, these are all common emotions among spoonies, and they're not the only ones or the worst.
But the problem with letting such emotions linger is that they tend to cause havoc in our bodies, often making us more ill. It is important for people with any sort of chronic illness to find ways to reduce stress and negativity if they wish to feel any improvement.