Proverbs 16-18

A man’s spirit can endure sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?

I gotta say, this is a verse I can identify with. I have dealt with chronic health issues for most of my life. It isn’t the pain itself that gets me down, it’s what the pain takes from me. It’s the opportunities I miss, the time I lose, the responsibilities I can’t keep. That’s what gets me down every time. It’s the loneliness and the guilt (deserved or not, the guilt is there, as a parent, as a wife, as a friend).

I don’t know that I have much in the way of reflection or spiritual insight, I just know that this verse caught my attention. That as I read it, the truth of it resonated with my experience.

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