Saturday- A Blessed Day in the Midst of a Fibromylagia Flare

A blogger I follow, joypassiondesire.com , loves burgers, so when I went to lunch with my nephew Saturday, I had to order a burger. He rposts always make me think of burgers. πŸ™‚

Last Saturday was a blessing. It was great to be able to catch up with my nephew. Lunch also made me realize how old I have gotten because my nephew, who I remember as a baby and a small child, bought my lunch for me. Times have changed πŸ™‚

In the morning I met with a student from Brazil at my church. I had a few moments to chat about sports with a friend at church too.

After lunch with my nephew, I went to a local coffee shop and had an iced tea- Moroccan Mint. I just kind of hung out and relaxed.

Why did those things make Saturday a blessing? Friday I felt it coming on. My Fibromyalgia flared up rearing its ugly head. I felt it all day Saturday with the pain. I felt it in my joints and muscles. Living with chronic illness that is my reality. I never know when it will flare up. That makes the simple things in life so meaningful at times.

I am thankful that Jesus understands pain. On mornings when I wake up with pain, I always have pain so it a matter of degree of pain, I can pray and let Jesus know and ask him for grace for the day.

So reconnecting with my nephew who was in town for a few days, enjoying Moroccan Mint tea at a coffee shop. not canceling my study session with my student from Brazil in the morning all add up to Saturday was a blessing despite being in the midst of a Fibro Flare up.

I made a video sharing my experience with chronic illness several days ago.. After I watch it, I realized I have a face for radio not video lol. But I wanted to share it in case it can help someone living with chronic illness.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

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30 thoughts on “Saturday- A Blessed Day in the Midst of a Fibromylagia Flare

  1. Prayers! I know it’s got to be tough battling those illnesses! πŸ™ I’m in the process of just pressing on through my pain, like you talked about. I saw myself in a lot of what you said. For money reasons, and putting everyone else around me firstβ€”their illnesses and bills, etcβ€”I just put myself on the back burner. Thanks for sharing this. πŸ™‚

  2. I enjoyed your video big brother, thanks for sharing it. Jesus does understand all pain and isolation. I had a couple of friends with fibromyalgia, one ended up in a wheelchair from the pain. I just prayed for you. And oh…peanut butter and jelly rice 🀒🀒LOL! πŸ˜‚

      1. Yes definitely! Thanks for the offer. I am honored to be a prayer partner. I’ll send the email. 😊❀️

  3. So happy that you were able to enjoy your day in spite of the pain. It proves that God will turn your weakness into strength. May God continue to heal, strength and restore you.

  4. I’m so sorry you are battling with chronic illness, Matt, but glad that you are able to enjoy daily blessings. I pray that God will send you many more.

    When you talked about Jesus understanding our pain and alienation, I found it inspiring. No one can understand more than he does, that’s for sure.

    Finally, you have the perfect face for video with a gorgeously smooth voice to match. 😊

  5. I’m always glad to see you magnifying Jesus, no matter what. Your transparency is a blessing. & I definitely agree that He understands everything you’re going through. Thank you for sharing this post + the video! P.S. I’ll be praying for your cooking skills! πŸ˜‚

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