Beyond Borders

courage. faith. action.

Day Five :: Embrace


Day five. As I write my post for the day, it grows and takes shape. But just near the end it all creeps in… the illness. This chronic illness that haunts my body. I cannot concentrate on the writing, my mind consumed with how I feel. I try with all my might to just keep my eyes fixed on Him. I pray for it to go, not today. I just want it to go away. But today it is staying, it’s paid it’s rent and moved in. I accept that, I have learned in these moments to just accept and embrace it. It is who I am. It is what God has given me to carry.

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:2 (KJV)

Day One :: The Beginning
Day Two :: Abide
Day Three :: In My Strength
Day Four :: He Equips
Day Five :: Embrace
Day Six :: Belonging
Day Seven :: Rise
Day Eight
Day Nine
Day Ten
Day Eleven
Day Twelve
Day Thirteen
Day Fourteen
Day Fifteen
Day Sixteen :: How Great is Our God
Day Seventeen :: Stuck

Author: Shelly Richardson

A stay at home mom, married to my best friend, who loves like Jesus. Together we have four beautiful daughters. One biological, one adopted and two by way of marriage. Our 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome when she was 6 years old and our youngest was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old. I have dealt with chronic illness most of my life and at times has been debilitating. It is through this illness and the special needs of our children that drew us closer to God. Beyond Borders is the place where I write out my story of living beyond my borders. A place to share of God’s love and grace, His mercy and sovereignty, and what that looks like in my own little world of chronic illness and autism. A place where courage and faith intersect and He moves me to action. My hope in writing is that you find something that inspires you. Encourages you. Makes you smile.

11 thoughts on “Day Five :: Embrace

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  4. What a beutiful post and 31 day series.I set so many borders for myself out of fear! I have had my blog for 3 years and until now barely done anything with it. Why- because of the fear of notr being good enough!

    I am writing my 31 days on becoming content. Its only 7 days in and I find myself wondering why i comitted to this and who am to be telling anyone about contentment in Jesus!

  5. Carmen! Yes! I am thinking the same thing. Five days in, and all the things that that I have built my borders on have flooded in. And as I lie in bed I wonder why am I doing this? I am not good enough. I am not well enough. I try to cling to the fact that Jesus loves me for me, He knows what is best for me, that He is my audience. What I think, or what others think of me does not matter. I am doing this for Him. So I press on. I pray you do the same. I am hopping over now to check out your series!

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