25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
As we all know, 2020 was not a walk in the park; it was emotionally, physically and for some financially draining. For most of us, it also felt and perhaps was a spiritually battle not having clarity where God’s hand was leading our nation/world and i personally still feel that way in a way but yet have chosen to trust in God’s sufficient grace knowing very well that he alone is and will always be in control of this broken world that only He created.
Despite all the hectic life last year, we were still thankful for so many things; life, health, family, friendships ,our church body, our daily bread, a place to call home and of course the complete reliance on His grace through it all.
Here we are ending our first month of 2021; for our family, it’s been bitter sweet; sweet because have been blessed with an amazing church body for our spiritual nourishment and encouragement that we are sure are in need of constantly now more than ever!, my husband is still working from home thus spending more time with us, our little prairie homestead is continuing to grow with chickens, cows , an orchard and a garden that constantly has me dreaming bigger and bigger and more little things here and there. It’s been a little bitter because i have had a strange illness that no dr. so far seems to know; I have had three ER visits in the past two weeks, visited a neurologist once and are scheduled for another visit next week, have had full body scans and an MRI with absolutely nothing wrong to show for the extreme leg spasms I have been having. Needless to say, I ended up on two kinds of muscle relaxers and prescription pain medication; something i absolutely hate. With having to go back and forth to different doctors and of course being immobile at the moment, our parents were able to come pick the kids; something that we are thankful for despite my mamma heart breaking every minute without them near me.
Way forward; started using essential oils and supplements that I will write about in the near future depending on how well they keep working because so far I have almost stopped taking the prescribed medicine and my spasms are near to non with a little soreness.
To say the least, this year may seem hard so far for our family due to this health scare but one thing has and will always remain true; God’s grace is sufficient and i know He knows every detail of this “frail” body, His word and all His promises remain true and most definitely my family and I confidently take comfort in His love as our heavenly father.
In every season of life, His will is perfect and His Grace is sufficient and my hope and prayer is that we will always cling to that truth.
God bless from our little patch of Texas