five minute friday

A life without limit is waiting for us

Life has set an unwanted limit around my days. A border of pain I cannot breach.

A fence of fatigue that I often fall flat on. A covering of weakness which weighs heavy on my frame.

Movement and ability are constrained and I feel it more as years slide by.

I seem to be at war within my body as it exercises control I chafe at and a closed door I long to open again.

We operate within the bounds of time, constrained by circumstances, stilled and paralysed by situations we haven’t sought.

We sit with inner desire to rise above them all. To fly free from pain.

We want to be without the limitations of a broken body in a broken world.

To have the capacity to carry out our necessary duties and spare energy for pleasure.

We chafe uncomfortably when illness sets a limit and confines us, either temporarily or more permanently.

But I’ve discovered that no matter how life may treat us, there is no limit with God.

There is no limit to God's limitless love. No limit to His goodness and grace. Click To Tweet

There is no limit to His mercy and forgiveness.

No limit to His daily care and concern, His sustaining power.

Since I’ve surrendered my life to Jesus, I’ve been able to view this life with an eternal perspective. To stress less about my situation.

I’ve seen a life without limit opening up to me even as I yearn for better things.

God offers us hope, peace, joy and inner rest in the here and now and fulfilment of promise to come.

God gives us a gift without limit; a gift beyond price - the gift of His Son. Click To Tweet

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it more abundantly ~ John 10:10 ESV

We can have a renewed, redeemed, restored heart, mind and life as we place our faith and trust in Him.

On the surface things may seem just the same. But in our hearts? A deep inner healing work without limit has begun.

And that’s worth hanging onto when this life presses its limitations on us.

How do you cope when life sets limits on you? 

What helps you to stay strong when you feel weak?

I’m joining fellow five- minute-friday- friends at Kate Motaung’s place where we write freely within the limits of time constraints.  Also linking here with Barbie as we share what God is whispering to our hearts for Weekend Whispers.

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