Staying Power

Staying Power : the ability to maintain an activity or commitment despite fatigue or difficulty

I have been struggling a lot lately. We have been having hard time finding relief, and any type of solutions. I still have to have daily treatments just to survive. Hopefully next week we can figure out a different plan, and maybe come with some different testing for my mitoclandria.

Joshua 1:9  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Isaiah 41:10  fear not, for I am with you;  be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

1 Chronicles 16:11  Seek the LORD and his strength;  seek his presence continually!

Daily Devotional

I have been struggling a lot lately. I really needed this.

Jesus Calling – Daily Devotional

I am leading you, step by step, through your life. Hold My hand in trusting dependence, letting Me guide you through this day. Your future looks uncertain and feels flimsy- even precarious. That is how it should be. Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things. When you try to figure out the future, you are grasping at things that are Mine. This, like all forms of worry, is an act of rebellion: doubting My promises to care for you.

Whenever you find yourself worrying about the future, repent and return to Me. I will show you the next step forward, and the one after that, and the one after that. Relax and enjoy the journey in My Presence, trusting Me to open up the way before you as you go.

The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. ~Deuteronomy 29:29

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My loving eye on you.

~Psalm 32:8

Persistence

per·sist·ence
firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

Every I face challenges. Every day is challenge. My exhaustion is severe and overwelming. The everyday brain fog is frustrating and hard to deal with. It has become hard to move. The reality of my illness is weird, this is my life at 19 years old? This can’t be all there is. I have to take it day by day, hour by hour. I keep working, keep trying. I have to have six appointments a week still. I hope we can find answers and relief.

Romans 15:13  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Determination

Determination : the act of coming to a decision or of fixing or settling a purpose.

imageThe simple things in my life are hard. Getting up and around is hard everyday. On most days walking, sitting, standing is painful and exhausting. Simple things that I used to take for granted now take a lot of hard work. Trying to get better takes determination and I work hard at it every day. It is not easy, but I have to try.