IM Chris Mitchell

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2 Bible Verses to lean on during tough times.

During difficult times in my life, there have been two verses from the Bible that has given me strength to endure – regardless of the situation, the size of the challenges I was facing, or the odds that were against me.

The biggest challenge in my life was surviving an ischemic stroke to my spinal cord.

During the first week after my ischemic stroke to the spinal cord, I quickly learned that I had lost the ability to run, walk, stand, feed myself, dress myself, turn myself in my bed and I was unable to control my own bladder.

Although no one at the hospital was pessimistic about my situation, they were also not radiating optimism about my prognosis, my recovery or my future.

My future looked very uncertain as I laid in my hospital bed, unable to take of my most basic activities for daily living,

Learn more about my inspirational story of overcoming an ischemic stroke to my spinal cord by visiting it doesn’t define me.

During tough times, turn towards a time-tested Bible verse for strength and encouragement.

During difficult times in my life, there have bene two verses from the Bible that has given me strength to endure – regardless of the situation, the size of the challenges I was facing, or the odds that were against me.

The biggest challenge in my life was surviving an ischemic stroke to my spinal cord.

During the first week after my ischemic stroke to the spinal cord, I quickly learned that I had lost the ability to run, walk, stand, feed myself, dress myself, turn myself in my bed and I was unable to control my own bladder.

Although no one at the hospital was pessimistic about my situation, they were also not radiating optimism about my prognosis, my recovery or my future.

My future looked very uncertain as I laid in my hospital bed, unable to take of my most basic activities for daily living,

Learn more about my inspirational story of overcoming an ischemic stroke to my spinal cord by visiting it doesn’t define me.

During tough times, turn towards a time-tested Bible verse for strength and encouragement.

My first life verse has always been from Philippians, specifically Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” NKJV.

I first learned of this verse serval years before my ischemic stroke to my spinal cord while browsing a Christian bookstore.  It was printed on an oversized post card.  I purchased that post card and placed it at the base of my computer monitor so I would see it every day.

Every day since I survived my ischemic stroke to my spinal cord, that verse has went through my mind as I fought to regain many of the abilities I had lost from my life changing event.

Don’t forget to take a Bible verse and smile.

A month after my injury, I finally made it home.  Although I continued to lean on Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” NKJV, I remembered a second Bible verse that allowed me to be thankful for surviving an ischemic stroke to my spinal cord and for all thing abilities I had lost.

“…and it came to pass”

This verse (which may be a paraphrase of a verse in the Bible) I first heard from Christian comedian and Gospel singer Mark Lowry.

Lowry said in his standup routine “You may have arthritic in your joints, hey enjoy it.  It will pass, or you will pass”

I quickly adapted Lowry words into my situation and I decided I was going to enjoy the effects of my ischemic stroke to my spinal cord – because someday, Lord willing, the damage done to my body from my injury will pass – or I will pass and be whole again in heaven.

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