|Why isn't she smiling?|
I awoke this morning to that dreaded sensation. My alarm rang, I rose to shut it off and quickly fell back into the bed, the dizziness completely overwhelming me. Most times when I catch it early, it only lasts a few hours. There have been other times when I didn't realize it was coming on, and it stayed with me for a day or more. These incidents are quite humbling. You see, with vertigo you can barely stand without falling so you're really dependent on others to help you through your day. (I have been known to crawl down my hallway when no one was home to get myself something to eat. Extremely attractive...) But this morning as I lie in bed thinking about how long it may last, I realized it is like any other human weakness with which we have to deal. These frailties are all great reminders of how dependent we are on our loving Father. Just as Job said, "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord," (Job 1:21) we too realize that everything we have - our possessions, our family, our health - are all gifts. How awe-inspiring that Job continued to praise God even when they were taken from him.