I love God’s creation. Adventures in nature refresh my soul. Yes, even when it’s blowing a hoolie, pouring with rain or blizzarding in my face – it makes me feel alive!
So what do you do when CFS/ME hits? When it’s an effort to drag your body 100 m down the road? When the thing you enjoyed the most (mountain walking) is stripped away from you?
Well, after the tears and frustrated cries of: “Why me? It’s not fair!” God broke in… He’d ‘forced’ me to rest. But as I did, He also heard my cries. He bore my distress, allowed time for weeping and let me grieve my loss. Gradually I began to feel Him nearby and heard the comforting words: “I am with you, always.” I drew nearer to Him and found peace and acceptance.
Don’t get me wrong, the last seven years have been hard, and the challenges continue. But my joy is back. I know Jesus more deeply and have truly placed Him at the centre of my life. I can really live again.
And you know what – adventure is an attitude. Whatever your situation there’s always something new and exciting round the corner. With Jesus life is good.