Did you ever get up in the morning and feel crummy, headachy, with an upset stomach? Yes; me too, today. Oh you can take meds, moan to your best friend, (who has to listen) and to total strangers (who don’t.) Or you can just do your best with what you have.
If we are really ill, the option might be total bed rest. Or maybe, just maybe, we can drag ourselves into daily life. At the very least we can have a decent attitude and like Jeremiah put up with it with grace.
Woe is me because of my hurt! [says Jeremiah, speaking for the nation.] My wound is grievous and incurable. But I said, Surely this sickness and suffering and grief are mine, and I must endure, tolerate, and bear them. (Jeremiah 10:19, AMP)
If Jesus could say the following about Lazarus who was dead, surely we can see our illness as a way to also honor God.
When Jesus received the message, He said, This sickness is not to end in death; but [on the contrary] it is to honor God and to promote His glory, that the Son of God may be glorified through (by) it. (John 11:4, AMP)
Prayer – Father, we don’t feel well, but we ask your grace that we might not put our poor me attitude upon others around us. Amen