Joy for your Body: (Midlife) Manifesto (Psalm 56:8)

“You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your record?” -Psalm 56:8

My body started shutting down. When I didn’t listen to the cues she was giving me, trying to cover and numb the discomfort with medications, my body just got louder. When I had a panic attack next to the frozen food case at my local grocery store, I realized I could not continue the course I was on. 

While listening to my body (and healing) has taken a lot of time and a combination of many different actions (big and small), one of my first tasks was to write what became my midlife manifesto. 

Take some time today to allow yourself to name the things you know to be true– about what you have learned so far in your life, what you know about yourself and what you believe your body is telling you. 

Keep this list in a safe place. Consider revisiting these truths when you are facing a decision point or disappointment in your life. 

O Divine Wisdom, thank you for the ways your truth and knowing shows up in my life. May I have the courage and sensitivity to pay attention to what my body is telling me and may I trust that guidance. Amen.

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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

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