I’ve been dealing with some health issues for a few years now. I’ve never talked about it on here as I’ve always been a bit private about my health and to be honest, I was probably scared and in a bit of denial that I figured talking about it here would make it real.
The last 6 months or so have been really rough as the issues have gotten worse and become more visible. To the point where shortly after my daughter’s wedding in May, I had my yearly checkup and the found I was anemic, which prompted more tests and more pills and more anxiety.
Fast forward to the end of August and here we are with the health problems becoming real and something that needs to be dealt with. I won’t go into the details here in this post, as I plan to write more and more about my struggles, my fears, my health and my healing.
Why do I think there is healing already? Because we are instructed to live without fear, but how can we really do that? Well that’s what my future posts will talk about. It’s something I’m not perfect at and am still learning to understand and follow, but one of my Christian friends has repeatedly sent me messages that often simply say “No Fear”. He wakes up every morning and lives the day without fear.
But how can we really live without fear? Well when we became a follower of Jesus Christ, he changes everything. Any by everything, I mean everything.
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. -2 Timothy 1:7Tweet
God changed everything. He gave us a spirit of power, love and self-control. We need not fear when we have the Holy Spirit working in us!!
He isn’t asking us to the do the impossible, or even something too awful difficult. He made it all possible for us when we accepted the Holy Spirit into our lives.
One thing I always remember, whenever I start to find fear creeping back into my mind, the following verse always comes to mind.
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. -Philippians 4:13Tweet
So stick with me, I plan to become and open book over the next few months. You’ll learn more about me and my problems than maybe you care to know…however, we’ll always look at how God is present in these situations. I have so many good stories to tell, just over the last week which undoubtedly has been on of the worse weeks of my life so far. But God has shown through over and over again.
I also want to be available to anyone that needs someone to talk to, whether they struggle with fear, struggle with similar health issues or whatever. I want you to know that I can listen, I can pray for and with you and I can tell you what I know of God’s power and how it has worked in my life and can work in yours.
I look forward to this new adventure, no matter how much my human mind may fear it, I look forward to see where God is going to lead me and seeing what he will be using me for.
God bless you all, and stay tuned.