With God All Things Are Possible

With God All Things Are Possible

By the time you read this, I will have run 10 miles. I ran them last night at Walt Disney World’s Tower of Terror run. Now, before you get any ideas about my running abilities, let me explain something. I am not a runner. Despite my best efforts and my visions of an eight-minute mile,  I will never be what most people classify as a runner. I’m actually more of a run/walker. I run at the start, past the photographers, and run to the finish line. But that’s OK I always tell myself. I get the same medal as those who finished over an hour before me.

So what’s the big deal about me running? Well, I have MS, which makes running tricky. Heat aggravates my symptoms. Balance is an issue. Fatigue is a constant companion. The list goes on. Today I could be fine. Tomorrow could be a totally different story. MS is unpredictable like that. So rather than running, it would be a lot easier to say, “No thanks, it’s too hard.” But I’m stubborn and determined. So I ran. It wasn’t fast. It wasn’t pretty. But I ran. And I thank God that I was able. Things really are possible with God.


About the Author

By day, Susan Hines-Brigger is the managing editor of St. Anthony Messenger. By night, she and her husband, Mark, are the caretakers and social directors for their four kids: Maddie, Alex, Riley, and Kacey.
  • CaroG87

    My hat’s off to you!!!! I will never be a runner (diff reasons) but I still dream about it. But being out there already makes us winners. We’re ahead of the game! Keep going. Keep going!

  • lmwk

    “So I ran. It wasn’t fast. It wasn’t pretty. But I ran.”
    Super cute…
    Thanks for the reminder that all things are possible through Him.