It Doesn’t Only Matter To You, It Matters To…

Daring

Yearning 

Striving 

Triumphing

Overcoming 

Nurturing

Inspiring 

Amazing 

This is the acronym for Dystonia. I have become well acquainted with this disease for 21 years. Dystonia is so hard for some people to comprehend—to know without experiencing the disease what it’s like for one to be trapped in a body that has a mind of its own. 

Yes, people with Dystonia dare to be independent and are yearning to have a purpose in life. We strive to make a difference in others who will take time to wait and listen. Triumphing when we do a task that may seem like an everyday thing to you, but in our eyes it’s a big task to tackle. Daily overcoming obstacles in our lives. Nurturing our bodies and minds by reading and listening to inspiring things so we might someday be inspiring to others. Having amazing aspirations in life yet never knowing if we’ll accomplish those dreams one day. These characteristics are true of every person who lives with Dystonia. 

But as I was pondering this acronym I came up with my own acronym for Dystonia that can apply to everyone: 

Desiring to 
Yield daily to Your 
Strength and 
Trust in
Overwhelming circumstances, knowing He will 
Never leave you but will
Intercede on your behalf in
Amazing ways you’ve never dreamed 

I don’t know how I would live with Dystonia if I didn’t have a relationship with Jesus. These past few weeks haven’t been the easiest. As I type this blog post, I’m gritting my teeth uncontrollably. But I was reminded of a wonderful truth last week in Psalm 62:7-8 which says, 

“In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”

I don’t know what you might be facing this week. May I encourage you to trust in the Lord at all times, even when it doesn’t make sense, or when everything seems like it is shattering to pieces. Trust in Him during the darkest days of your life. Make all your requests known by pouring your heart out before the Lord. He cares for you like no one else and loves unconditionally. He will give you the strength you need each day. 

This song called, It Matters to the Master, has been such a encouragement to me. I hope it will be a blessing to you as well. 

It Matters to the Master 

Verse 1

When life lets you down, and you feel more broken than whole

When the wounds go deeper than words and you can’t tell a soul

I may not know what you’re going through

May not can make that high mountain move

But one thing I’ve found that I really want you to know

Chorus 

If it matters to you, it matters to the Master

He wants to share the burdens you bear

Whisper peace when your world gets shattered

If it’s your greatest joy or your deepest pain

Or you’re really needing an answer

If it matters to you, it matters to the Master

Verse 2

Friend, do you think the Maker and giver of life

Is far too busy to care ’bout your trouble and strife?

He sees the sparrow that falls to the ground

And He hears the tears that don’t make a sound

If you only knew how precious you are in His sight

If it matters to you, it matters to the Master

He wants to share the burdens you bear

Whisper peace when your world gets shattered

If it’s your greatest joy or your deepest pain

Or you’re really needing an answer

If it matters to you, it matters to the Master

Hello, my name is Abigail Brown. My blog will help and encourage you to deepen your true, abiding joy in Christ. Plus inspire you to embrace the joy in Christ moment by moment. I hope it will be a blessing!

3 comments on “It Doesn’t Only Matter To You, It Matters To…

  1. Kelly J Swift

    My name is Kelly Swift. I attend church at Grace Baptist in Pampa with your Aunt Susie. She shared your blog with me last Tue. March 7 because my dad passed away that day. She told me about you and thought we could be encouraging to each other. I have a very rare digestive disease and I am sick a lot. I always try to stay positive no matter how sick I am. I know that I wouldn’t be the person I am if I wasn’t a believer. I have very strong faith and I know that I am still on earth because God still has plans for me. I told Susie that I wanted to follow your blog. I read your blog on the 7th and it has been the biggest help after my dad’s passing. Your friend, Kelly

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