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Steady Heart

November 12, 2015 | Posted in: Chronic Illness and anxiety, Chronic Illness and Diagnosis, chronic illness; support

When it comes to illness, chronic or otherwise, like prodding thorns in your flesh, the unknowns can be worse than… Click To Tweet What comes next? What if one day the RA becomes so bad I can’t brush my own teeth? What if the inflammation goes to my heart and kills me? What if. What if. What if. Your set of what ifs may look much different or the same.

Unless you have a very different skill set than me, we have one thing in common — we can’t see the future.

So how will we deal with what comes? When we can’t see what’s in front of us who or what will we trust?

I’ve come to know the limits of my own strength and capacity for world-changing don’t have what it takes. I’ve chosen to trust my tomorrows to the broad-shouldered one who set the world into motion.

When the winds threaten to blow me over and the grief of the way “life should have been” threads itself around my leg and begins to pull me under I remember that there is a breaking dawn.

We are a people who love control. We love to see what’s up ahead of us so we can brace ourselves, emotionally prepare. But it is possible to give our heart’s to the one who made them and let him steady them no matter what comes, to surrender control, the need to know what comes…and just trust.

To just let him lead you on because he’ll never leave you.

Steady Heart by Steffany Gretzinger

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3 Comments

  1. Brooke
    November 18, 2015

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    control is such an illusion, but so hard to turn over to Him!

    • Stacey Philpot
      November 18, 2015

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      Yes, we love to FEEL like we are in control, don’t we?

  2. dancome
    July 14, 2016

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    Hello ~ Awesome article ~ Thank You

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