How To Spring Forward When You Can Barely Move

So here we are again. That time of year when we push the clock ahead one hour and symbolically spring forward into a new season.

It’s usually fun for me. It’s when I start dreaming of planting a few veggies & herbs in the back yard, and filling empty terra cotta pots with mounds of lovely, fragrant flowers and letting the cool air breeze through open windows.

But I have to be honest. When you’ve been “under the weather” as I have this week, that sounds like a lot of work and I’m all out of energy.

So I ask myself, “What can be done when the heart is willing but the flesh is weak?”

Is it really possible to spring forward when it feels like you can barely move?

“From the depths of the earth you will again bring me up”
Psalm 71:20b


Because God is still at work in us.

Isaiah 40:29 says, “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

Today, I rejoice in the promise of renewed life. For the coming spring that, even now, colors the world with hope.

And I especially thank God for a faith that, in spite of imperfect conditions, keeps growing.

Keeps nudging me up out of the ground.

Keeps moving me forward even when it doesn’t feel like I’m moving at all.


8 thoughts on “How To Spring Forward When You Can Barely Move

  1. Oh Angel, you have no idea how very much God used you as a pen this morning. (Yes, I know you didn’t write it this morning, but that’s when I finally got five minutes to read it. )
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    • Thank you Debbie! I’m so glad you got that 5 minutes and that God somehow used this “pen” to pass on His words of blessing to you. Praise the Lord!

  2. Hi Angel. I love the Bible verses you have used here. They are so encouraging! My life mirrors your experience of feeling slow and stagnating. As an M.E and chronic illness sufferer I have lived many years in the ‘slow lane’ and often feel an impatience in my spirit to embrace more.
    Yet, God is at work. I sense His presence, hear His voice, receive His inspiration to write and become a vessel to bless and encourage others. Such things keep “moving me forward even when it doesn’t feel like I’m moving at all.” Amen! May He heal the weariness and bring you into a time of greater energy and strength as you rest in Him. Blessings 🙂 x
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  3. I can really relate to this. Having fibromyalgia I often have days where i am too exhausted and in pain to do much of anything. There are so many things I want to do, but the body is just not willing or able, but thank God he keeps moving me forward! Thanks for sharing. Found you on the coffee for your heart link-up.

    • Thanks for your comment, Tanya! I’m so sorry to hear about your struggle with fibromyalgia and I am praying right now for you. May God bring you healing and rest today. Blessings!

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