Pressed but not crushed: Hope Rising

Endometriosis is Our Cause For The Month of August!! It affects as many as 1 in 10 women. Find out more endometriosis here!

The story below highlights a young woman’s struggle with endometriosis, a debilitating disease mainly characterised by chronic pain. It is a life-changing story about finding strength in hope! We hope you find it inspiring!

Source zazzle.com
~  The past few weeks have been tough. The winds of life have blown almost as if spurred on by the gale-force winds currently affecting some parts of the Northern Hemisphere. What began as physical pains ripping through my body have quickly become emotional exhaustion and spiritual disconnection. In spite of this, I have still managed to continue moving, often with a mild limp but moving nonetheless.

The difficulty I have experienced has reminded me of one thing- that I am still in this race that is life. Sure the odds seem to be slighted against me but I am convinced more than ever before that no-matter how bad things get, I can still dust away the pain and keep pressing forward. Rather as a result of my many afflictions,  I have discovered the responsibility that I owe to myself. This responsibility is to seek Hope. Without Hope I realise that we are nothing, lifeless without meaning and vulnerable to the constant attacks on my body and worse on my mind.

Hope is the fuel that allows me to carry on. It assures me that nothing lasts forever and that the sun will rise over my darkness! Hope assures me whatever may come my way, it will not defeat me! Hope is my lifeline!

Every evening when I lay my head to rest on my pillow, I take heart in knowing that tomorrow everything will change. The pain will seize… If only for a moment, and the dawn will break. With that I know new mercies abound, new strength will arise and a new determination will stir within me to drive me through the day! Along the way, I will seek inspiration from different people and nature, drawing strength from their goodness. Where I can I will leave slivers of love, kind words and caring smiles knowing that these will help others in their races. 

As the day wears on and my strength diminishes, I will reflect on the moments I have encountered and shared. I will remind myself of the divine goodness I have experienced. I will know once again that I am still in the race. I will remind myself of the sufficient grace I have come across without any form of entitlement… With that my hope will be restored. I will settle down encouraged, determined and hopeful knowing that indeed while I am pressed I surely am not and will never be crushed. ~

Ladies if this has touched you please feel free to comment or share this story of hope with your friends and loved ones to encourage them that there is always hope in any situation! Deeply Driven is joining the fight against endometriosis….Join us! ~

There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise~ W.Dubois

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