It occurs to me that I’ve been remiss in giving God glory. Let’s remedy that.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I began having undiagnosable health issues in 2012. The Lord has brought me a long, long way since then and He deserves to be praised!
In the winter of 2016, the Lord led me to a possible diagnosis. It took a simple pill to test my theory and I found a Dr. who was willing to give it a try. Within 2 weeks, my constant, chronic pain was gone. For the first time in almost 5 years, I could barely detect it! Miracle!!!
I could now function at an almost normal level. Just amazing!!!!
Unfortunately, the pill that took away my chronic pain increases my migraines about 10-fold, so for the last year or so I have been working with my neurologist to regulate those. I think we’ve finally found a good balance.
I’m not trying to bore you with medical details, as I know everyone has their own. I just want to give God the glory for what He has done for me!
All the prayers that went up for me during the years I was in pain have been answered! All of the faith that people had in God for me was not in vain! All of the trust I had in Him as my Healer, Provider, and Deliverer is well-placed!
The answers to our prayers don’t always look the way we envision them. The answers don’t always come when we hope. This does not mean God has left us or isn’t working in our lives. God has plans that we don’t always know or understand.
I can absolutely say to you today that I am much more confident in Him as my Provider than in any other time in my history. I can say with certainty that He most certainly uses our weaknesses to perfect His strength. I know that the woman I am today is directly related to the pain I’ve experienced, and the trust I’ve had to place in my Lord.
I’ve also been able to be used in new ways, due to my experience. I am much more alert to others’ pain, and I can relate in a way that some cannot. I know what to say and what is best left unsaid. God is able to use me in a unique way in the lives of His children now, and for that I can honestly say I am grateful.
So, thank You, Lord, for healing me. Thank You, also, for the lessons I’ve learned along the way. And, as Ps. 119:71 says, “It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes.” I love that I know Your Word better today than I have ever before. I love You, my Lord and my God!