Welcome back to Health and Wellness Fridays! Glory to God for this new day, for we have another opportunity to give thanks and to pray for those we love, who love us and who need love.
I hope that today finds you in good spirits. If you’re not, I ask the Holy Spirit to comfort you and lift you up by the end of this post. 🙂
Many times in life, we get distracted and consumed by all the things that are not going well in our lives or our bodies. We might find ourselves constantly complaining about all the stuff that’s not right, ignoring the stuff that is.
I believe that on our journey to better health and wellness that it is important to give thanks in the midst of the challenges, the pain, the discomfort even the illness. The thing is, when we focus specifically on the things that are troubling us we miss the beauty and the joy to be gained from the things that we have been blessed with.
Praise God in spite of your pain. As I write this post, I am not free from my pain or discomfort yet. However, I refuse to allow myself to let my pain stop me from enjoying and seeing the beauty and the blessings that exist in and around my life. By God’s grace, my faith and my prayers I will continue to trust that God WILL take all that is wrong and make it right.
So, rather than focus on what hurts, I choose to give thanks for what does not hurt and what I am able to do in spite of the discomfort. I choose to thank God for the healing He has delivered to my body. That’s right, I spoke healing into my situation and you should too – put YOUR faith to work! 😉
Each day, I give Him thanks for life. I thank Him for ALL that I am able to do. For I am able to walk, care for my kids, write this post, and do so much more. Giving thanks allows us to not lose sight of the other things we need to be grateful for. Being able to get up and walk to the bathroom may seem insignificant right now but God forbid the day we can’t do it on our own we would surely miss that independence.
I’m not telling you that your pain is not real because for many it is very real. However, what I am suggesting is that we choose to look beyond what and how we feel and give God the praise anyway; honour Him anyway; give Him the glory anyway. For ALL the good He is doing and has done in our lives. Nothing is too small to show gratitude for. Give God the praise and let your loved one know how grateful you are for them and how much they mean to you. It feels good to make someone else feel good – that is the beauty of it.
God is not only going to restore and bring healing to our bodies but our relationships, our finances and any other area of our lives that need it. We should never take God or the people He has placed in our lives for granted. We should never take our lives for granted even though the challenges may seem many. The truth is we ALL have so much to be grateful for – that is the simplicity of it.
Health and wellness therefore goes beyond just our diet, exercise and adequate sleep. It requires us to look at how much attention and weight we put on the things that hurt us and how this emphasis can negatively affect our view of all the other areas of our lives. While we work towards a better us, we need to look past what and how we feel and be grateful for what we have no matter how chaotic and problematic our lives may seem.
There is always someone worse off that you. Trust me, you don’t want their issues nor do you want to walk a minute in their shoes. Thank God for your life and choose to work through your pain and trials. Praise His name for the victory He is bringing your way. This is the power of it!
Have a wonderful day and an amazing weekend. 🙂
Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.