For the past few years, I have been living with chronic pain. It has been a difficult journey, but through it all, I have learned an important lesson: the importance of trusting God, even when you can’t see the light.
Before my health struggles began, I was fiercely focused on my work success. I was taught to work hard, to strive for excellence, and to measure my worth by my achievements. While these are valuable qualities, my experience with chronic pain has shown me that there is so much more to life than success. Life is about relationships, faith, and finding joy in the everyday moments. Through this journey, God has shown me that our value and worth are not determined by what we achieve, but rather by who we are and who we are becoming. Sometimes, the most valuable lessons we can learn come not from success, but from struggle.
Trusting God blindly has allowed me to let go of the things that used to consume me and helped me to focus on what truly matters. It has allowed me to connect with others on a deeper level, to find beauty in unexpected places, and to see God’s hand at work in my life.
Through it all, I have learned that God’s plan is greater than my own. His plan is not always easy, but it is always good. Even when we can’t see the way ahead, we can trust that He will lead us through the darkness.
For those of you going through a difficult time, whether it’s chronic pain or something else entirely, I encourage you to lean into your faith. Trust God blindly, even when you can’t see the way ahead. Know that He has a plan for you, even if it’s not the one you would have chosen for yourself.
Trusting blindly may seem scary at first, but it’s a necessary step on the path to true peace and joy. More importantly, as I have learned, it can lead to a deeper understanding of God’s love and purpose for our lives.
Claudia and her husband Juan have shared many wonderful years together in Houston. As their four amazing kids are almost all gone to college, the couple is finding joy in spending more time in Claudia’s hometown of Valledupar, Colombia, embracing the chance to be closer to their family.
A passionate entrepreneur, Claudia’s spirit shines through her flourishing online women’s accessories business. Though the past four years have brought with them the challenge of chronic pain, she has persevered, her faith unshaken. Through this journey, her relationship with God has blossomed, and she is filled with gratitude for the blessings in her life.
In the face of adversity, Claudia remains a beacon of hope and acceptance, understanding that His will guides her path. With unwavering optimism, she openly shares her testimony, inspiring others with the knowledge that, through faith and love, things can always get better.