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HAWMC Day 2 – Inspiring Words

WEGO Health Challenge

Today’s assignment was pretty easy to complete as these are words that I have clung to the last three days.




There are days that these words are what get me out of bed every morning and put one foot in front of the other. It is these words keep me from going over the edge and losing all hope. These words speak of a promise of a future where pain is no longer a part of the equation.


I’m not sure that anyone would ever say that they were lucky to go through a hard experience. I would never have wished to be diagnosed with five illnesses by 30 or signed up to go through infertility and the roller coaster of adoption. But looking back I can see how I am a better person today because of those experiences. I have a greater understanding of faith that I could have never achieved without walking through these trials and heartaches. It was in the darkness of these times that I learned to wrestle with my faith and how I felt it all fit in my understanding of who God is. It was in the darkness of these times that I learned what it was like to having nothing else to hold onto but the promise of my Father and learned that that promise could and would carry me through.


This verse tells me that He not only has a plan for me but a plan to prosper me and give me a hope and a future. These words not only tell me that I can keep going but that there will be something waiting even better in the end.


I am thankful that along this journey that God has placed so many amazing and wonderful people in my path that I never ever would have been able to meet had I not gotten sick. I don’t think I ever would have started blogging or have found that writing could be a part of my ministry. I would never have learned to not take each day and the little things for granted. For all of these things I am thankful.

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8 comments on “HAWMC Day 2 – Inspiring Words

  1. Missy says:

    It is so hard when we are in the thick of things to see that.
    But it’s when we look back on them that we realize He really was loving us through His plan for us.

    • Jamee says:

      Agree 100%! I think the looking back part is what often people forget to do and it is taking that time to look back and reflect that can be so important to growing in your walk!

  2. Shari~Rain into Rainbows says:

    That’s my verse as well & I definitely cling to it in difficult times. In fact, I put it into my time capsule for yesterday! 🙂

  3. C.C. @ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, mamma, and fibromyalgia fighter says:


  4. That’s something Neal always tells me: imagine what kind of faith you’d have if you weren’t going through this.


  5. Jessica says:

    I’m here as a fellow HAWMC blogger. Thank you for this post! Inspiring words, indeed. I have hit many walls in my own journey to adopt a child given that I have a chronic illness, and so often, that seems to automatically disqualify me. (Strange, I don’t remember an “inability-to-love-and-care-for-a-child” diagnosis in my medical record!) But these are words to remember in those dark hours when things just don’t seem to be working out the way I’d like. The truth is, I am very small. How silly to assume that I know what’s best and that there isn’t a greater plan.

    • Jamee says:

      I completely agree with all that you said, especially your last sentence – How silly to assume that I know what’s best and that there isn’t a greater plan! We initially wanted to do international adoption but hit to many roadblocks with our health (my husband is type 1 diabetic).So glad you stopped by!


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