Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Heavenly Help

I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, just had an extremely difficult time recovering from this staph infection. It’s amazing how small bacteria can cause such tremendous pain. I have spent a lot of time weeping in pain, and wondering if it would ever end. Fortunately, I have received needed strength from Heavenly Father to endure, and tons of help from family and friends. The pain has dramatically decreased; however, I’m not going to say it has been easy. Quite the contrary. It’s been horrible. I was so excited to be able to speak this weekend at my first Time Out For Women event of the year. I was grateful I was healthy enough to make the trip. Of course, I owe tons of thanks to my friend Hilary Weeks for pushing me around in a wheel chair all weekend. She’s probably now so exhausted that she needs a wheel chair. I am constantly amazed at the things we have to go through in this mortal life. At times, there seems no human way to endure the trials. I guess that’s the point. In order to make it through, we need more than human power. We need heavenly power. It’s the enabling power and strength from heaven that sees me through the pain, the heartache, the difficulties of life. I’m grateful for those tender mercies. I’ve certainly needed them these past few months.


Macy said...

Love you, friend! So glad you were able to go to Tacoma. Can't wait to see you this year! xoxo

Melanie said...

Sorry to hear you are suffering. That's no good. I, too, am so grateful for constant help and nourishment from Heavenly Father. Oh boy...do I ever need him right now too.

Were you in Spokane this weekend? If so I am so sad I wasn't there. I was going to be...but then I wasn't. :( I keep hearing raving reviews on the weekend. Not helping. :)

I hope you get well soon. I will send a prayer heavenward for you.

Bride said...

sorry to hear you have been unwell.
I have just come across your blog after reading your book. This book has been so inspirational in my life right now in so many different ways and for many different reasons. Thanks for sharing your story of faith, hope, strength, dedication, and love for your Heavenly Father, You have impacted my life enormously forever.
Wishing you a speedy recovery x

Bride said...

oh i wanted to add, i went to my first TOFW, It was an amazing day. would be wonderful to see you come to our next Australian TOFW.
*wink, wink*

Jessi said...

Kris, I'm so sorry about your staph infection and how painful it's been. I'm really glad to hear that you're healthy enough to speak at TOFW! Love ya friend!