Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Slowing Down

If you are an active person it is tough to slow down.  My shoulder blade was broken in the middle of February and here it is nearing May and I still can’t do all the things I want to do.  As a matter of fact, the bone hasn’t even fully healed so I can’t even start physiotherapy.  My life has slowed down.

It is strange to be less active than normal.  It was strange to watch Sandra go skiing with our friends while I stayed home.  It is strange to have to ask for help to do rather simple tasks because I can’t lift anything heavy unless I can do it with one arm.  When things suddenly change, what do you do?  I guess you can get angry, or depressed or go into fits of rage.  In my case, I haven’t done any of those things.  I have simply slowed down and am taking it easy.  I have managed to adjust and I am happy.  Yes, I am looking forward to when things are back to normal.  I am looking forward to being able to start physiotherapy.  I have faced the fact there won’t be any overnight backpacking trips this summer, but that’s okay, I’ll go on day hikes this year. 

You know what, Jesus knows all about my broken shoulder and He is in control.  I am happy to be His child and trust Him with each day.  I really am content and joyous, not angry or frustrated.  That, certainly, is the Holy Spirit working in me, not my usual nature.  And I am truly thankful to not be in pain, another answer to prayer.

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