The only people who know how extraordinarily awful the health problems that I live with every single moment of my life are the family members that live with me. No one else has any clue just how debilitating, consuming, frustrating, and extremely and extraordinarily life-altering my many, many chronic and challenging health problems really are. And people have no clue just how financially burdensome those health problems really are. People just have NO clue about any of it...and really...most people, frankly, just don't care. So, I talk a lot to God, who does care.
There are times when I'm praying about my chronically poor health and increasingly challenging health conditions...and I get so very frustrated at the lack of abundant life. I keep wondering, "Where is the abundant life?"
God has continued to allow the enemy to attack me in my health...and it is so extremely frustrating. Why is God allowing it? And where is the abundant life?He told us that He came to give us life and life more abundantly. Where is that abundant life?
I questioned that again today while on my knees. Then, right there on my knees, the thought came to me that I am living the abundant life.
It was not the first time I had that thought that I was living the abundant life.
"This is the abundant life?" (I remember asking the same thing once before!) "This is NOT the abundant life!" I exclaimed in deep, painful frustration.
But God, in His ever so gentle way, responded, "This IS the abundant life."
I got up off my knees and immediately went to the computer to research the word abundant and on my way to the computer I thought, "It's not about abundant health or abundant wealth; It's about abundant LIFE.
I researched, and found the following:
So, what is "life?'
So even in the absence of abundant health, and therefore abundant wealth, I do have LIFE.
It is only when I remember (and live in) the above truth that the life truly does NOT get sucked out of me!
I keep missing that truth and thinking abundant life, for me, is abundant health, but if abundant life is HIM...and if I have HIM, then I have ABUNDANT LIFE!
In what area of life are YOU missing that truth?