~blog that I follow nails this. (Even though the topic is chronic physical pain)
“….it is hard to exactly know where that limit is. We can inadvertently exceed our pain limit and not know it until later that day. And when we do know we did we know for sure the next few days are not going to be fun, at all.
“This is just the way things are with chronic pain. It is hard with constant baseline pain to know when exactly you do too much in a day.
“But you know too little can also be a huge problem. Somehow we have to stay in the middle there.
We know it is a malfunctioning pain system but we still have to stay within our pain and fatigue levels to maximize our functionality and prevent boom and bust crashes, as best we can.” ~~brainless blogger @ wordpress
How do we fix our find broken (overused) alarm system?
I was thinking about this as regards the global pandemic~ just seems to go on and on and more and more and more bad news until we just feel kind of numb…..I mean, right?
return to the manufacturer for repairs!
I need you God! I cannot fix this by myself.
This is just the way things are with chronic pain. It is hard with constant baseline of pain to know when exactly you do too much in a day.
But you know too little can also be a huge problem. Somehow we have to stay in the middle there.
We know it is a malfunctioning pain system but we still have to stay within our pain and fatigue levels to maximize our functionality and prevent boom and bust crashes, as best we can”.
I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven. As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy.
Psalms 123:1-2 NIVUK
All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever . He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.
Ephesians 1:20-23 MSG
Background info: Yesterday was a terrible health day: I was at Defcon 5 all day with a migraine. I tried everything and finally won. I was praying alllll day just to get through the next 15 minutes! I bet some of you guys can totally relate.
I was in constant dog-paddle, keepmynoseabovethewater-mode with Jesus and memorized scriptures. BTW: Don’t think I’m all spiritual and self-controlled: it called…
I feel encouraged.
I thought I was just shallow and lazy and that’s why I kept skipping whole days of planned devotions!
When this happens … I will just get back up and keep going with whatever it is that I have planned.