I have had the worst time with my back lately.  I don’t know if I picked up something I shouldn’t have or if I slept on it wrong…for a month.   This has been a huge distraction as I’m in the midst of workshop and training season which means long car rides and standing for extended periods of time.

It has really affected my choice of shoes.

Hoping folks look at my face and not my shoes as I speak, I’ve long discarded the thought of wearing high-heeled shoes that make my legs look longer and would make Stacey and Clinton proud. Regardless, I know that the LORD is aware and He will bring me comfort from my aches and my pains.

He who is high and lifted up is faithful….to each of His own.  He has sent me friends who have offered suggestions, helped me carry all my stuff to and from my car, and even lent me a TENS unit.  I’ve already replaced the 9volt battery in the TENS unit and gone through 2 packs of IcyHot Medicated patches.

In the midst of our struggles, we feel as if the pain will be eternal, but in truth most situations are fleeting.

When I Googled “lower back pain” it tells me to keep moving and it should pass within a couple of months.  And take Advil along with all the other things I have already been doing.  Now that the season is slowing down, I should be able to address the pain and distraction more diligently, more faithfully. 

He is faithful to lift me out of my misery.

Again and again the LORD lifts my sagging spirit with lanterns of truth and sets me on solid ground.

Psalm 40:2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.