As I ended my workout yesterday, the enormity of it hit me. I just ran/walked for over two hours. This accomplishment means so much to me because a few years ago, I could barely walk for five minutes at a time before my legs went numb.

At that time, scary diagnoses plagued my mind. My doctors and the team of people who worked on me didn’t have a definite answer to my problem. They told me they would keep me comfortable with pain medication and for me to consider signing up for disability.

During that time, I spent a lot of time in prayer. I wanted to be strong. I wanted to be able to walk without excruciating pain. I wanted a different outcome.

Sweet friends, I truly believe that God heard every prayer and felt every tear. When the world tried to take away my hope, He encouraged me. I used to break out in a sweat just walking from the bed to the bathroom. I would stand with my legs trembling and beg Him to help me.

Yesterday was the absolute best run I have ever had. I felt so strong. My feet didn’t hurt until I was almost finished. I just kept running because I could. I didn’t listen to music or an audiobook. But I spent the time talking to my Lord and praising Him for His grace and mercy and listening for the next step on this journey.

My feet and legs hurt this morning, but it is a different kind of pain. This pain comes from celebrating what my body can do and the blessed feeling of overcoming my circumstances. The enemy attacked my hands and feet because he didn’t want me to use them to serve my Lord.

When we look to the Lord, He will help us use it all for His honor and glory. God can make the way when there isn’t a way. He can help us to overcome every circumstance and find the blessing in every obstacle.

Luke 18:27 (KJV)
27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.


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