Thursday, April 7, 2011
Where two or three gather in my name...
It's been a rough couple of weeks, there's no getting around that. I do have praises that before the rough spot, I was having some marked progress. I had a lot more energy and was able to sustain about 20-30 minutes of physical, social, and mental activity before I started to see symptoms and had to take a break.
Then, I got a headache 2 weeks ago. It wasn't a migraine, but it did turn into one 5 times in the last 2 weeks. All the other days, it was my every day headache that I've been getting, but it felt so much worse. It carried along with it heavy fatigue and nausea. I cannot take medication for my every day headaches, because of the “rebound effect” they have. Basically, I would have gotten a headache again as soon as the medicine wore off.
Yesterday, the headache started to dull and the fatigue started to lessen. Today is even a little better. I walked on the treadmill slowly the last couple of days to try and get a little physical activity and I think it helps. Please pray that I will continue to see relief and that I don't let setbacks get me down. I was starting to get my hopes up that I was going to be better any day.
I know that God can do all things. I read about those in the time where He walked the earth that touched His cloak and were healed. I know I have the faith that I can be healed, and I feel that I've “touched the cloak”. The Bible is a whole, and there is so much in there that I know it's not that simple. There is more to my journey than a quick fix.
I have read that some suffered for decades, some for their entire lives for God's great glory. I am comforted by the knowledge that when my life is over on this earth, I will have a perfect amazing new body that won't be ailed by anything.
God's timing is perfect and may not be the same as mine. He has a plan and it is so much better than mine. I will put my life in His hands and trust His perfection.
I have my Social Security Disability hearing this coming Monday. This is another thing I am trusting God on. We have been so amazingly blessed to be able to make our budget work since I've been out of work, but this would help us get out of debt so much quicker. I am hoping that it is part of God's plan that we will get the Disability money. It's been since November of 2009 that we applied. I don't know how long a decision usually takes after the hearing, but we are praying that it will be quick and decisive in our favor.
Thanks for praying! “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18: 19-20
With faith, hope, and love,