Son of Hope

JANUARY 31, 2004 suffering teaches patience

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A Statement of Facts


    Many times the occasional physical injuries I get or bouts of the flu I come

down with end up being hidden blessings.  They force me to make changes in my

life.  They also cause me to get the physical rest that I need by putting an

abrupt stop to my overachiever and workaholic ways.


     These injuries or routine illnesses are the means by which I get some time

off to recuperate.


     This week my legs have been wracked with constant pain, while the flu virus

runs rampant in my body. 


     So when I was not at my work assignment during the daytime, I was either in

to much pain or I was feeling to weak to do anything else but sleep.


     This past Wednesday, for example, when the flu struck, I was so tired that I

went to sleep at approximately 8 p.m.  I didn't wake up until 6 o'clock the

following morning.


     Normally I would never get this much sleep.  But I needed the rest, and my

body let me know it.


     While limitations do not exist for the Lord, I, however, have many

limitations.  He is all powerful, and without Him I would always be a weak mass of

feeble flesh.


     I'm also a hard learner.  In His patience the Lord has been showing me again

and again that it is okay to rest.


     I used to feel guilty if I wasn't always on the go, trying by my own efforts

to "stay busy for God"


     Little by little I am learning about my limitations, and this is good.



                                               David Berkowitz

                                               January 31, 2004



(c) 2004 David Berkowitz


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