Fearless Friday

I’m sure you have all heard this saying – – you can’t see the forest for the trees. Well this week has definitely been a week focusing on the trees. I posted recently about my new medicine to try and combat fatigue.

The fatigue seems to be getting worse and worse. I had a busy day on Tuesday, slept well, woke up feeling rested. Then I had a busy day Wednesday. I slept well again, but I woke up tired on Thursday morning and was ready to go back to bed. So I took it easy on Thursday. This morning, after a good nights sleep, I felt pretty good. But I had to go the grocery store, and that did me in. (I’ve also begun drinking iced green tea in the morning. That seems to help some.)

For me it’s all about quality of life. The fatigue seems to affect everything I do. It is all consuming. I really feel like my quality of life has been lessening because of it. It’s so easy to focus on it as it affects everything.

But as I refocus my attention to the forest, my thought process is something like this:

Isaiah 32:15-16 New King James Version (NKJV)

Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high,
And the wilderness becomes a fruitful field,
And the fruitful field is counted as a forest.

Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,
And righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

Ephesians 2:10 New King James Version (NKJV)

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

2 Corinthians 3:3 New King James Version (NKJV)

clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.

So what does that mean in my life? His spirit is poured out upon me and my wilderness becomes a fruitful field. And that fruitful field is counted as a forest! And I am his workmanship/masterpiece walking in his will for my life. And as I am walking in his will, I will be in love letter (epistle) to others. That is my daily prayer!

All of the varied multiple sclerosis symptoms that I experience are the trees within my life. However, the forest is God’s amazing grace, His unending mercy, and God’s goodness for my life! That is where I choose to focus!




7 thoughts on “Fearless Friday

  1. I am pretty sure the weeks are getting longer. I have been experiencing SO much fatigue lately as well. I am not working full-time hours, yet, but feel horrible today. I have been dealing with so much pain this week so I am sure that is what is causing me to feel this way. I hope you have a restful weekend and beat this fatigue you are feeling!! Take care of yourself!


  2. That is a beautiful message.Thank you. I was wondering and hoping you would be interested in sharing your story to include as part of my mental health campaign to increase awareness and end stigma. This is during mental health month but everyone’s story is important and inspirational. I want to share all stories. I would really like to read your story and know it would be a fabulous addition to my feature. I want to find and share more stories like yours that share how God gives you the strength to overcome and live a happy, loving, fulfilled and purposeful life with God’s love shining through them. Here is a link that explains it – https://myloudbipolarwhispers.com/2018/05/01/i-need-you-please-help-me-with-my-new-project-our-story-is-our-glory/  You don’t have to participate, if you are not comfortable or too busy etc. No pressure and no rush. Your story can be one you wrote before or as long or short as you would like. Thank you and have a fabulous day. Much love and hugs, Sue

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  3. Your view is powerful! God does give us a great life to live, as long as we see the big picture and not just the trees. I really enjoyed reading this, thank you for sharing!

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