The last couple of days I have not felt well. I was aching all over. I did not feel like I had a cold or anything, but nothing felt right. I was totally exhausted. It did not matter how much sleep I got, I barely had to strength to get out of bed.
Yesterday it was worse. The aching was not just in my joints, it was all in my muscles. I did not have the strength to get up as normal and it even felt like I had something going on in my chest. When I spoke, there was a hoarseness to my voice.
I had to send the kids to school with lunch money, because I was unable to prepare their lunches and they had to have cereal for breakfast. Although my mind wanted to prepare them breakfast, my body couldn't.
So, as I lay in bed, asking for the strength to get up. I was asking God to remove my pain. Then Matthew 26:42 came to mind, He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if it is not possible for this coup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done."
And Daniel 3:17, If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and He will deliver us from your majesty's hand.
I could hear God saying, change your prayer. Do not pray for me to deliver you from this, but rather deliver you through this. I did. I asked God for the strength to endure all that I must bear.
I did make it to work and even to soccer practice after work. I had an opportunity to meet with a young lady and we were able to talk about God's goodness and how valuable we are to Him.
This morning, I am feeling much better. Yesterday, my shoulder and even my toe hurt, but not today. There is a noticeable change in my energy level. My kids had turkey, cheese and egg croissants for breakfast and turkey and cheese sandwiches for lunch.
I thank God for loving me. I thank Him for every ache and pain.