Learning to Live with Limitations

It is natural to be concerned about people with limitations. Now, that I have my own, I realize it is not just a matter of dealing with them but, accepting them.

The Lord knows your frustrations and the sense of dependence on others that you feel.

The temptation is to be sad or angry about this interruptions to your life’s plans.

But what about God’s plans for your life? My daughter, Judy, gave me this verse after my husband, Jack, passed away ten years ago. “I know the plans I have for you…plans for your good, not to hurt you….And when you search with all your heart, you will find me.” Jeremiah 29:11-14.

Yes, I have survived these ten years but, falling down and breaking my hip is proving to be a huge challenge. In a favorite hymn, “God says,”When through troubled waters, I call thee to go, I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.”

These two phrases have encouraged me through many storms in my life. Even now God is blessing me by sending godly people through prayers, rides to church, food and even calling the electric company when my lights were turned off.

So, yes, God, I have my limitations but You have surrounded me with Your love and I am learning to trust You even more.

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