Here it is, the middle of January, and I’m just now picking my 2019 word. Let me explain why it took me a while to land on the right word. For some reason, I’m having a hard time getting started on lots of things this year. I’ve been asked to do a few things at church and my underwhelming answer has been, Meh…maybe.. Maybe I don't feel ready to launch into a new year and set new goals, it’s not like 2018 was my favorite year and I don’t’ want to see it go! I just know I’m off to a slow start and giving myself Grace to do exactly that.
I’m not the same person I was before chronic pain. I don’t like physical pain - to be honest most days I hate it - but I can see how it has helped me to slow down, rearrange my priorities, and focus my time and energy on others instead of myself. God still has plenty of work to do in my life, but the things I’ve learned and gained through chronic pain have become priceless gifts.
Davids difficult people wanted to take his life and ruin him into disgrace. They were the enemies who were out to destroy his reputation, and David knew vengeance would only lead him to be controlled by their desire to ruin him.