Cerebral Palsy · Faith

With God, All Things Are Possible

I have a crazy goal, one that only God can help me achieve.

I graduate from high school next year, and, since I was three years old, I have walked with a walker. But my goal for graduation is that I’ll be able to walk across the stage with crutches. Without anyone holding my shoulders, without being terrified. I want to walk independently with the crutches, and with total trust in the Lord that He will be with me, and keep His arms around me so I don’t fall.

I’ll be honest, it’s scary. Falling absolutely terrifies me, because my cerebral palsy prevents me from being able to catch myself, should I start to fall. It’s scary, but God is stronger. That’s what I remind myself every time my fear overwhelms me, or every time the pain becomes too much. Because it does hurt. It hurts a lot, actually. But God’s love and grace is stronger and more intense than any fear I have or any pain I am in, and He is who I lean into to get me through those moments.

Yes, it’s a crazy dream. Yes, there’s a possibility I could work for the next year and still not be able to do it. But yes, I serve a big God who is strong and powerful and mighty and who can make my crazy dream a reality. So I’m going to try. I’m going to put in the work, get through the pain, overcome my fear, all the while trusting in Him and His love. Because with God, all things are possible.

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14 thoughts on “With God, All Things Are Possible

  1. Robyn, my dear reader, you are absolutely right. Nothing is impossible for God! Yes, we do have to fulfill our part and it sounds like you are willing to do that – work on walking with crutches even through the pain. I so admire you for that and also for setting a big goal for yourself and trusting the Lord will help you achieve it. I have an acquaintance whose son has CP. He graduates high school this year and has achieved his dream of getting into a college in New York City because he wants to be an actor. The key is to cast away your fear, not an easy thing to do I know! I’ve been there and you can read about that in this post if you like: https://mamasemptynest.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/breaking-out-of-fear-prison/ Do you have a circle of family and friends who would be willing to pray fervently for you while you pursue your dream? Prayer is vital and it grants us peace during our trials. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:6-7 I am saying a prayer for you right now for strength and perseverance. Be blessed! ❤

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    1. I can’t thank you enough for this!! This means so much to me!! Your friend’s son sounds so amazing- I’ll be praying for him! I can’t wait to read that post. Yes, I do! God has blessed me with amazing friends, and they’ve already told me they’ll be praying for this dream specifically. Thank you so much! ❤

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      1. You are more than welcome! My hope is always to be an encourager to my readers and anyone who reaches out to me. I’m so happy to hear you have such great friends of faith and support! God will hear their prayers and He will hold you up. You will actually feel it!

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      2. Well, your posts always encourage me and brighten my day!! 😊 Yes, I’ve felt it lately in the form of serenity- my fear of falling has become less intense, praise HIM!

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  2. I believe you can do it! I believe God will help you. He is enough.

    So I pray right now as I’m typing this-I pray in Jesus name that He would be your strength as you practice. And the He would physically strengthen your legs so that you will be able to walk across the stage! I pray that all fear when walking would leave you.
    I’m standing in faith and believing this for you.
    YOU WILL WALK ACROSS THAT STAGE!
    In Jesus name, let it be so…amen

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