The Limp

Every day, around 5:30 PM or so, I see the Fed Ex delivery truck pull up in our driveway, and I turn to prayer.  Why do you ask?  Well, my husband likes to scour E-bay looking for good deals on medical equipment — which he purchases and then re-sells to clients.  The problem is that when you buy something online, you are taking a risk.  So, every time he opens a box, I am praying, “Lord, please let the microscope be in one piece.”  Sometimes, a scope will arrive in a damaged box that got tossed around, and my husband will go into “meltdown mode” over his purchase.  He will then sulk around the house for a couple of hours.  He has purchased damaged goods.

Sometimes, this crazy life tosses us around, and we become damaged.  Can you relate?  Well, I sure can.  You see I walk with a limp.  When I enter a room, everyone notices my irregular step.  Here’s a word for all who trod through this life dragging a damaged limb behind them:

“…God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction”

(Genesis 41:52b, ESV).

Q4U:  Do you have a limp?  How has God made you fruitful in the land of your affliction?  I would love to hear your story….

My one-word focus for the year is “fruitilicious.”  Find out what that means here.

Joining like-minded sisters today at Faith-Filled Friday, Thought-Provoking Thursday, Tell His Story, Playdates with God, Hear it on Sunday: Use it on Monday, and Soli Deo Gloria.

34 responses

  1. I didn’t know about Jason; you’re so right that he does not define you.

    So glad you did this vlog and shared with us. His grace is enough. That still has power to make me cry. Love getting to SEE and HEAR you share it!

  2. Dear One
    I think we all walk with a limp after we have struggled with God for His blessing! He surely takes away all that we rely upon in the natural. Over via Laura’s.
    Much love
    Mia

  3. Beautiful, Lyli. I heard a wonderful poet speak about the story of Jacob once (Scott Cairns–he’s amazing). He said that for Jacob, and for us, the wound is the blessing. Because it means we have seen God intimately enough to wrestle with Him. Thank you for sharing this part of your story. I love how God is using you.

  4. I always think of my shyness as a limp – it’s something I’ve never quite been able to overcome and in the past have allowed it to hold me back. But as long as I remember Who my confidence comes from, I find I have a lot more courage than I ever imagined. This was a lovely vlog post – thanks for sharing!

    • You did a great job on your vlog. I felt like I was sitting right there with you — no shyness evident at all. Thanks for stopping by my spot on the web! I loved your blog and will be back. 🙂

  5. God has touched your hip, and you’ve been changed, and with each limping step, you’ve a reminder of the way He touched you. Absolutely beautiful. What an encouragement this is.

  6. I “stumbled” upon your blog today, through my friend Jennifer Lee, and I’m very glad that I did….I was definitely blessed and so needed to hear what you said in your video!

  7. You are so encouraging. I have a muscle tic, kind of like tourettes, that is made worse by anxiety. It DID define me for awhile. But now, just as you said, God used that time in my life as a platform to bring Him glory. You said it so beautifully!

  8. That was beautiful, Lyli. So glad you the leader of our new small group. Lots of blessings ahead for us, I’m sure. And thank you for reading my posts. I love comments!

  9. Hello! I was reading through some of the old #TellHisStory links on Jennifer’s blog and happened upon this one. Wow. thank you so much for sharing this. Your title was the thing that brought me here, because I know that each of us struggles with something that perhaps we might see as a hinderance in our walk, something that causes us to ‘limp’ along when we wish we could be running in that area. Thank you for sharing about your own journey and what God has shown you this week (well that week now!) that verse selection in the message was really powerful!
    keep on speaking up for him.

    • I am so glad that you found my little spot on the web this weekend. I am in awe of how God uses us — weak as we are. It is very humbling. Keep walking with Him, my sister. Blessings to you. 🙂

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