The investigation has been done. I have a torn meniscus in my right knee. No one anticipates getting injured. When I think about how I fell, it is a true miracle that there is less injury than more. I am thankful. It has been hard getting around and the treatment is tiring. I am feeling my age and it takes more time to do things. You should know that I always underestimate time.
I found myself worrying about bills and the consequences and in the mire of stress and exhaustion, I prayed. I said, "Praise the Lord." I said it quietly. I said it purposefully. I wasn't feeling joyful. It cost me to give honor and praise to the Lord. I worshipped Him anyway. God is good to me.
I have been hearing that it is okay not to be okay. Okay. Romans 8 in its entirety talks about God and His goodnesss. It talks about everything wonderful we have because of Jesus. I mean, you should take a look at it. In fact, I'll leave it down below. Here is the thing. In verse 37 it states that we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. More than conquerors, like Alexander the Great, Xerxes or Napolean. We are more. Why don't we act like we are more? So yeah... Praise the Lord! If God is for us, who can be against us (again from Romans 8)?
I may not be anything special. I may be a hot mess on toast. In fact, I may be a hotter mess than any one you have ever known. Definitely messier than you (wink). But I'm a hot mess who loves Jesus and even in my infirmity I will praise the Lord! I think I am writing this more for me than for you. God is good. Taste Him and see. Say a prayer. How do you feel? Better than okay? Than go ahead and say those three little words. Praise the Lord! I can even make it easier. Praise God! If you don't even have that, then I recommend one of my faves, just say, "Jesus." I'll end it all with Praise the Lord.