Pain and hardship fail to warn us about their upcoming appearance in our lives leaving us unable to prepare for what’s to come. Life flips and suddenly we are contending with a much different future from the one we designed.
The speed at which life can change sharpens the value of the present moment. But how do we live fully in the present?
When I hear the remark, “you’ve handled this so well” in reference to my health journey I cringe a little. The statement invokes a fear in me that people may think I have it all together, or that they believe I’ve managed any of this through my own strength. I haven’t. The full story is much more nuanced and the only person who knows the nitty gritty other than me is God himself. I have struggled.
Every few months I have a bad day. A day where I experience feelings of frustration, weariness, or being overwhelmed by all that is still ahead. I bet you’ve had one of those days, too.
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Hi, I’m MaryBeth!
A wife, dog mom, and firm believer that it’s possible to find purpose no matter what challenges life hands to us.
Diagnosed with a rare disease that led to impaired mobility, I was forced to come to terms with a new normal. But I knew there was more – I didn’t want to let a disease define me. I sought to find purpose behind the pain.
God never said this life would be easy, but he did promise to provide an abundant life to those who “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.” (Matthew 6:33)
Along the journey, I’ve uncovered there is goodness waiting to be found amidst struggle and uncertainty. And you can find it too.