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Not your illness

You are not your illness:

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I love this song. ❤

When I first heard this song I has a really difficult time dealing with my illness. I know I will never have the strength to handle my illness on my own. God will always be bigger than the struggle I am facing.

You say: “It’s impossible ” God says: All things are possible

You say: ” I am too tired ” God says: I will give you rest.

You say: ” I can’t go on” God says: My grace is sufficient

You say: ” I can’t do it” God says: You can do all things

You say: ” I am not able” God says: I am able

You say:” It’s not worth it” God says: It will be worth it

Unpredictable

 Living with severe, debilitating symptoms I can never let my guard down.

Everyday is unpredictable.

Every few hours I have to continually try to treat my symptoms or it becomes out of control.

Not only does the pain and exhaustion get worse, but my whole body functions extremely slow. My organs, lymphatic, CSF, slow down severely. The pain becomes unbearable. I can’t function like this.

Soon I have symptoms on top symptoms, and my body goes down hill very quickly. I have to dig myself out of a hole just to get back up to my “regular” chronic symptoms.

How I am supposed to break this pattern?

I won’t give up.

You say, “It’s impossible.” God says, “All things are possible.” (Luke 18:27)

You say, “I can’t do it.” God says, “You can do all things.” (Philippians 4:13)

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Giving God Control

image“Let go of your concerns! Then you will know that I am God. I rule the nations. I rule the earth.” Psalm 46:10

‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You. Jeremiah 32:17

The more my health has gone down hill, the less control I have. It is out of my control. The struggles I face everyday can be overwhelming and frustrating. It can feel like a never ending nightmare.

Even though I need God I sometimes struggle with letting all my worries go and letting God take over. I have to learn to let go, and let God be in control. I need to move forward with my relationship with God. Giving God control will give me the strength to move forward to the next step in my life, whatever that maybe. Trusting God is how I am going to get through this and be a stronger person.

Even though my problems seem too big for me, they aren’t big for God. There will never be a problem too big for God. I know that with God nothing is impossible. God knows what I am going through and I now I need to follow his lead.

imageTrust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your understanding; in all ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direst your paths. Proverbs 3:5

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

You say, “It’s impossible.” God says, “All things are possible.” (Luke 18:27)

You say, “I’m too tired.” God says, “I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

You say, “I can’t go on.” God says, “My grace is sufficient.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

You say, “I can’t do it.” God says, “You can do all things.” (Philippians 4:13)

You say, “I can’t manage.” God says, “I will meet all your needs.” (Philippians 4:19)

You say, “I’m afraid.” God says, “I have not given you a spirit of fear.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

You say, “I’m lonely.” God says, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

You say, “I am worried.” God says, “Cast all your cares on me.” (1 Peter 5:7).

This song says it all!