Psalm 16 - "My Flesh Will Rest in Hope" - Finally! An Update on My Health!

August 21, 2009

My flesh will rest in hope
And my heart also instructs me in the night seasons.

For You will not leave my soul in Hell-
You will show me the path of life and
In Your presence is fullness of joy!

At Your right hand are pleasures evermore,
Even if I cannot see them-
Even if my purse is poor,
My house small,
And I forsaken,
I know that You will provide pleasure
Greater than those housed by the flesh.

For that I praise You and
Am grateful for what will come.
Compare this to the original at Bible Gateway - this time I even have the link set to the appropriate Psalm!
I've gotta say that this Psalm is exactly what I need to hear right now, for my flesh-meaning my physical body in this case-is not providing me too much pleasure. Monday I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I think I've been dealing with it pretty well. I am very frustrated much of the time, but I know that with time and Godde's help, I will "make it work." (As Tim Gunn would say!)

And while I may not be exerberantly happy over my diagnosis, I am grateful for the time that I now have to do the things that are truly important for me and my recovery. I finally saw my therapist, who I hadn't seen in at least a month and I got to attend the Aftercare group at the Ridgeview Institute, AND I can continue to attend both of these functions every week if I wish! Which is a huge relief, actually. Especially with the aftercare group, as it houses some of the most supportive people in the world and I get to see a wonderful friend on a regular basis, whom through sheer business and having the wrong priorities (money over recovery), I had let our friendship slide.

Today I made banana nut muffins with my "bam!" ingredient being lots and lots of cinnamon. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures to share, but rest assured that they were good!

So raise a muffin to recovery and recovered friendships!
(I used Martha White brand, because I had a coupon!!!)

This made me laugh! Bam!!!!

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