Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hi Friends

(Hi Friends!  This post was actually written for my Lyme Journey Blog...but I thought I would share it on here as well. )

Hi Friends,

The First half of today was better than yesterday…the pain being almost non-existent.  But then it got pretty severe again tonight when I tried to eat dinner.  I got a shot this morning that should help…and then I’m starting some new things first thing tomorrow that should help as well.   I’ll keep you posted. Still pretty confined to the couch, but was SO blessed by a couple things tonight…some promises from Jesus and a visit from my very dear friend, Lauren Cyrus. <3

So grateful for this girl and the encouragement that she is to me. <3  You know a friend is TRUE when they'll come spend time with you when you're sick and just sit or lay beside you...even if you have energy for nothing else. :) <3  How blessed I am by the friends I have. <3  Love you, Lauren!

And also, these verses really encouraged me while I was reading today:

“Death and LIFE are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” ~Proverbs 18:21  (Encouraged me to keep praying thru the Healing verses in the Bible.  They are TRUTH and LIFE and keep my mind focused on the healing that Jesus will bring…I don’t know when…and I don’t know how…but in HIS time…it WILL come.  Until then, may I be found faithful. <3 ) 

“A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth, from the produce of his lips he shall be filled.” ~ Proverbs 18:20 (Just another encouraging verse to keep speaking words of healing and life…from the Bible…that is what nourishes your soul…and what nourishes your soul, nourishes your body.)

“The SPIRIT of a man will SUSTAIN him in his sickness…”~Proverbs 18:44 (DELIBERATELY CHOOSING that I AM going to keep fighting no matter how hard it gets…that I AM going to get better no matter what it takes is such a critically important spirit for anyone recovering from a chronic disease.  Also, the deliberate CHOICE that I AM going to TRUST God…which allows my Spirit to stay strong no matter what He brings.)

“The NAME of the LORD is a STRONG TOWER, the righteous RUN to it and are SAFE.” ~Proverbs 18:10 (When fears regarding my disease overtake and overwhelm me…when I feel the waters rushing over my head…I turn to the Promise of my God’s NAME…which is who He is…and I am safe.  Jehovah Rapha-**my Healer**, Jehovah Magen **My Shield**, Jehovah Jirah **My Provider**, Jehovah Shalom **My Peace**, El Elyon Adonai **My Most High Lord God**…and my favorite…El Shaddai, which means ** My All Sufficient One**)

Thanking God that even if tonight I feel incredibly sick, weak and in a lot of pain…in Jesus, I am healed. <3 And it’s just a matter of time before that manifests in my physical body. Until then…the fight is hard…and long…and discouraging…but He is sustaining me every step of the way.  Thank you, God!  And thank YOU for reading. <3 God bless you with a restful night. <3

Keep the fight STRONG, Hopeful and *always* keep smiling.

Love Always,

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