Inspirational Quotes surround us in today’s world of Facebook, Google, Twitter etc. Throw away lines that are designed to challenge us and motivate us. Do they or are we overwhelmed by the many thoughts, sayings, likes and shares that crowd our day? Do we really take time to reflect and ponder and listen to our own thoughts, or even sort our own thoughts to work out what we really feel, what we really believe?
I’m pondering today, partly because I’m bedridden with severe pain and partly because I needed quietness to listen to my own heart, my own thoughts and to just be. My pain levels are through the roof today. Something is wrong with my broken leg. I can’t weight bear. It was getting painful yesterday but this morning it was clear something is not right.
My husband wants to take me to hospital but I just want to rest. If I lie on the bed the pain eases and Sundays at a hospital, even a Private one, are just not really worth the effort.
So I’ve been looking at inspirational quotes for the online support group I administer and the more of them I read the more I felt a growing sense of emptiness. So many of them lack substance and that’s ok for a light hearted pick me up kind of day when a throwaway line will make you smile and say “yeah, I like that”.
Today is not that kind of day. Today I needed substance, today I needed to go where I knew I would find real strength, where my faith would be confirmed, where my soul would be comforted. My most favourite verse in the Bible that has kept me going through the good days, the bad days and the in between days is
It is good to be reminded that God truly has a plan for my life, a hope and a future. Today, I needed to be reminded of that and to know and to remember that I am blessed, to know for sure, that it is true.