Sometimes, those of us with PD are so uncomfortable and weak and anxious that we just retreat into silence. If this is the case with you, did you know that you are still important? Did you know that God's purposes are still being worked out in you and around you? Your life is impacting those who are around you. In your silence, worship Him. In your pain, honor Him. With your thoughts reach out to Him. In your anxiety, by faith receive peace. Maybe you can't even sit up to read this at your computer. I know what that's like. And if that is the case today, I pray that someone will read this message to you. In your predicament, worship Him in your spirit, though your soul and your body be in distress.
Do you know who Corrie Ten Boom was? She was a renowned speaker who traveled the world over to give her testimony. She was a survivor of a German concentration camp. At the end of her life, she had a stroke and was paralyzed - not able to talk or communicate in any way. A friend who was also a nurse took care of her from then on until her death. Corrie, was not thrown to the side by God when she no longer could testify with words or deeds. Her silence and suffering somehow brought blessings to people who would come to see her. She was an inspiration to those who took care of her. Her nurse knew her so well, that at times she would even speak for Corrie.
God brought about things through Corrie's life that never could have been - in any other way. I pray God's strength for you today, but if it doesn't come to invigorate your body or calm your soul, then ask Him to use you to His glory and worship him in your total weakness and inability - and do this in your spirit. You matter.