Standing in Faith!

Ok it’s bad enough that I’m hearing all kinds of reports from other people in the blog world that spring is starting to appear. Even worse though is waking up this morning to find that once again it had snowed again overnight. Oh ya! did I mention that it’s suppose to snow all weekend as well. I’m tired of winter and it needs to disappear quickly! This has been one of the worst winters on record and it hasn’t helped on the pain front as well. Like most people dealing with chronic pain cold makes things worse and I change hardly wait for the temperatures to warm up.

Over the last couple of weeks my body hasn’t been very happy and to be quite honest it has me thrown off. I usually do a really good job with managing my pain but with all the stress as of late I’m not doing a very good job. I’m pushing myself harder than I should and I need to slow things down. Normally I’d do a really good job in realizing my limitations, but at the moment I’m not doing a good job with that at all. There are all kinds of stresses at the moment and I constantly want to push myself past where I really should and as a result it’s causing more pain.

So this afternoon I started to think about why things have been so up and down as of late. I’ve hit a wall and my body is screaming in pain at the moment, so I’ve been forced to slow down more.  I’m trying to deal with that but having a really tough time in doing so. There are periods that I go through where not being able to do the basics around the house really bothers me. Watching friends do everything they’ve done for us during this time is hard for me because I want to be right in there helping. However having such amazing friends is an incredible blessing to our family. I’m constantly being reminded at the moment that I can’t do as much as I’d like, and as a result it brings back all the mix of emotions that you go through with CRPS. This is where God comes in!

From day one of this journey I’ve said that I can’t get through all of this without God’s help! Right now is one of those times! When I’m hurting I turn to Him! When I need wisdom I turn to Him! When I need finances I turn to Him! Whenever I need strength I turn to Him! Is it easy standing in faith that God can provide all these things when I need them? It’s one of the hardest things for me to do but I never waiver because He always provides. I know that when I need Him the most he’ll always be there and that I can give whatever problem I have to Him. If I’m feeling discouraged then I can hand that over to Him and it’s replaced with encouragement and strength. The hard part is asking God for those things because He can’t provide you with the things you don’t ask for, and I believe He can and will provide if you just ask.

Are you feeling alone? Are you feeling like you just can’t take anymore? Are you getting tired of fighting your battle on your own? Then you need God on your side to fight with you and for you. It might be in the form of guiding a surgeons skillful hands to do your surgery or helping you with finances but whatever the need He can provide. So that being said I’ve given all my issues to Him and standing in faith that everything will work out.






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About Ross

My name is Ross and I want to welcome you to my site. I’m married to an amazing woman who is my best friend, and my soul mate all rolled up into one! I am the father of two very special girls who we adopted from China & Ethiopia. Together we make up one very multicultural family!

In 2006 my life was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with CRPS/RSD. It was the start of a journey I never could have expected, and one that I couldn’t fight without God. CRPS is a chronic pain disease and it started in my left hand. I lost mobility of my hand and started to experience pain unlike I ever could have imagined. Not to long after my left ankle became affected. I spent the better half of about a year and a half not knowing what was going on in my body and traveling from doctor to doctor to find a diagnosis. As time went by I started learning more about CRPS and all its symptoms that it brings with it!

As I started to learn more about CRPS I felt the growing need to share the information I was learning with others and to raise more awareness. As well I want this to be a place where we can connect and support one another. So I would encourage you to contact me if you want.

5 Responses to Standing in Faith!

  1. lisa says:

    Well, Ross, I thought spring might be a possibility here, but as of last night and today, that is definitely not happening. 🙁

    Your words about faith here are so inspirational today. Thank you, my friend.

  2. bettyl says:

    Thanks for such an uplifting post. I am having some physical problems right now as I await an appointment with a specialist, but the one thing that is sure is that He is in control. I’m sure Job suffered much more than I ever have and God got him through. 🙂

  3. Devon says:

    It’s so nice to have a striv faith. Maybe the wintery weather will help you slow down too. Thanks for all your nice notes on my blog Ross. You are an inspiring person!

  4. Hi Ross,
    I know what you mean about this slow and crazy thing we call spring…..where is she anyway?!
    I’m glad that you have faith, as it can carry us through the worst of times. I hope that you have some better times ahead, very soon!
    Take care and thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind words.

  5. Susi says:

    Hi Ross, you’re such an inspiring person. I tend to drift away from God when I’m having a hard time, not sure why, it just happens. I’ll have to remember your words and get closer to him instead. I’m just useless on my own.
    Not sure if you received my e-mail, I used another e-mail address so it may have ended up in the spam folder. I talked about the antispambot plugin and you asked about my blog link. I have finally finished working on what to do with my sites and all links are on the page that you get to if you click on my name here. Feel free to link to whatever you prefer. Both will stay where they are from now on. I just need to refocus and stop being such a perfectionist.

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