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TruBlu
01-19-2007, 09:49 AM
I was so encouraged by an answered prayer today. I just wanted to share. I am in so much pain this morning that I am afraid I'll end up back at the emergency room today. I was feeling very discouraged. I sat down and prayed (begged) for encouragement. I closed my eyes, opened my Bible, flipped through the pages randomly, pointed at the page and opened my eyes... the title of the section that I had pointed to was "Jesus heals on the Sabbath". Encouragement granted.:goodvibes

Mackey Mouse
01-19-2007, 10:22 AM
Oh Honey... I am offering a prayer for you as soon as I finish typing..

I am not as good as my DH is with the faith thing, but I do pray and you are on my list...

Hugs

jann1033
01-19-2007, 10:39 AM
cfs has a very high rate of suicide( i think do to frustration , no cure or really much treatment and lack of medical help)...if it weren't for my belief in and help from the Bible, i might not be here now in all honesty. while i know there was a bigger reason why Jesus healed people in his day, i also know he has that ability to do so under his kingdom and so i won't be sick forever...that really helps me keep it in perspective sometimes

disney kid at heart
01-19-2007, 11:53 AM
Im a firm believer that God can show you signs. In 1999 , after 5 surgeries to remove infected mesh in my belly, they had to leave it open. The nurses had to come twice a day to pack and repack it. You could put a bowling ball in it, it was so large. My nurse made me look at it so I could fight harder. I screamed and sat on our deck crying. I prayed "God I do not think I can get thru this, please show me that You will pull me thru it" When I opened my eyes a hummingbird was at my nose and I had to look crosseyed at it. It went to the left then to the right then back to the center then took off. I knew God had sent that precious hummingbird. 2 and 1/2 years of nurses twice a day and it is finally closed, not without a horrible immune system, but basically what I am saying is without my faith I know I would not have survived the bacterias and everything. And I thank Him everyday. My prayers go out to you.:grouphug:

Goofyluver
01-19-2007, 02:13 PM
I'll share an experience that I had with you where faith definitely got me through. My DS (now 10) is disabled. He has a very rare neurologic condition. When he was a baby, he was (and still is) extremely developmentally delayed. I had a very difficult time understanding why God would make a child suffer so. He could barely move until he was 14 months. I chose to doubt the existance of a higher power. I thought there was not a possibility that God would make my son suffer. I just happened to have a meeting with my church leader a short time before Christmas when my son was 1 1/2. I told him of my doubts. He told me to pray and I would find an answer. I prayed and asked for proof that someone was listening. I asked for a sign (now it seems so ridiculous). On Christmas day, my son stood and walked. When I saw this little boy, who some said may never walk, stand and walk, I knew that was my sign. Faith has gotten me through every step of the way with my son. Without it, I don't know where I would be.

disney kid at heart
01-19-2007, 03:17 PM
I'll share an experience that I had with you where faith definitely got me through. My DS (now 10) is disabled. He has a very rare neurologic condition. When he was a baby, he was (and still is) extremely developmentally delayed. I had a very difficult time understanding why God would make a child suffer so. He could barely move until he was 14 months. I chose to doubt the existance of a higher power. I thought there was not a possibility that God would make my son suffer. I just happened to have a meeting with my church leader a short time before Christmas when my son was 1 1/2. I told him of my doubts. He told me to pray and I would find an answer. I prayed and asked for proof that someone was listening. I asked for a sign (now it seems so ridiculous). On Christmas day, my son stood and walked. When I saw this little boy, who some said may never walk, stand and walk, I knew that was my sign. Faith has gotten me through every step of the way with my son. Without it, I don't know where I would be.

I have chills all over!!! What a wonderful sign that He does hear our prayers! God Bless You and your precious child

Mackey Mouse
01-19-2007, 03:20 PM
Thank you for sharing that Goofyluver, it gave me such a great feeling to read it.. sometimes it is difficult when someone is suffering to have faith....not sure how I am doing lately, I am trying though.

GoofyBaby
01-20-2007, 12:59 AM
I believe in God with all my heart and don't know where I'd be without my faith. I've been battling Lyme Disease for at least 4 years and everything I read on the internet says it is not curable and some people die from it. My doctor says he can get me well and I get so scared and confused - which is the truth? I get so scared I'll never find someone who'll want to be with me and I'm doomed to live with my parents forever, but I also believe God is allowing this to happen for a reason - a reason I don't know right now, but I am sure will be revealed in time. God lets us go through trials to make us stronger, so I must believe that something good is going to come out of having Lyme. I have to keep my glass half full - positive mental attitude!

jann1033
01-20-2007, 08:19 AM
[QUOTE=GoofyBaby;16515279]I believe in God with all my heart and don't know where I'd be without my faith. I've been battling Lyme Disease for at least 4 years and everything I read on the internet says it is not curable and some people die from it. My doctor says he can get me well and I get so scared and confused - which is the truth? I get so scared I'll never find someone who'll want to be with me and I'm doomed to live with my parents forever, but I also believe God is allowing this to happen for a reason - a reason I don't know right now, but I am sure will be revealed in time. God lets us go through trials to make us stronger, so I must believe that something good is going to come out of having Lyme. I have to keep my glass half full - positive mental attitude! [/QUOTE

OT but seriously don't believe everything you read online...if you want to read up on your illness find some support sites who are run by those who had /has Lyme disease or maybe established medical institutes ie well known hospitals etc, not by someone trying to sell their cure or book. i haven't really kept up with it but last i read it's curable with antibiotic treatment and deaths are very rare. not sure if it's advanced to neuro problems if those problems will reverse or not after the illness is cured. i personally know people who have been cured, one after she had it for a long time( she got it not long after it was "discovered" and it took a few yrs for her to get dxed) i do know that any illness has plenty of quacks attached to it make a buck and they often seem to have overdramatized the effects. i'm sure your dr is right and you will be great!

GoofyBaby
01-20-2007, 01:40 PM
[QUOTE=GoofyBaby;16515279]I believe in God with all my heart and don't know where I'd be without my faith. I've been battling Lyme Disease for at least 4 years and everything I read on the internet says it is not curable and some people die from it. My doctor says he can get me well and I get so scared and confused - which is the truth? I get so scared I'll never find someone who'll want to be with me and I'm doomed to live with my parents forever, but I also believe God is allowing this to happen for a reason - a reason I don't know right now, but I am sure will be revealed in time. God lets us go through trials to make us stronger, so I must believe that something good is going to come out of having Lyme. I have to keep my glass half full - positive mental attitude! [/QUOTE

OT but seriously don't believe everything you read online...if you want to read up on your illness find some support sites who are run by those who had /has Lyme disease or maybe established medical institutes ie well known hospitals etc, not by someone trying to sell their cure or book. i haven't really kept up with it but last i read it's curable with antibiotic treatment and deaths are very rare. not sure if it's advanced to neuro problems if those problems will reverse or not after the illness is cured. i personally know people who have been cured, one after she had it for a long time( she got it not long after it was "discovered" and it took a few yrs for her to get dxed) i do know that any illness has plenty of quacks attached to it make a buck and they often seem to have overdramatized the effects. i'm sure your dr is right and you will be great!

Hi Jann,

You are so right to tell me that! It really upsets me that there is so much conflicting information on the net about chronic illness that I really don't need to read any of it. It just makes me cry when I do! It is such a shame that there are quacks out there who only want to make money off of our pain. I just can't understand how can people do things like that and feel good about themselves? :confused3

Thank you so much for telling me about your friend who was cured - it gives me so much hope when I hear the success stories! I do have a great doctor who spends as much time with me as I need and he has such a positive & gentle demeanor. I wouldn't trade him for anything! :goodvibes

Goofyluver
01-20-2007, 08:19 PM
Mackey Mouse,

I have been reading your messages on other pages. My prayers are with you. Hope things are going okay for you.

TruBlu
01-20-2007, 10:02 PM
I was so encouraged by an answered prayer today. I just wanted to share. I am in so much pain this morning that I am afraid I'll end up back at the emergency room today. I was feeling very discouraged. I sat down and prayed (begged) for encouragement. I closed my eyes, opened my Bible, flipped through the pages randomly, pointed at the page and opened my eyes... the title of the section that I had pointed to was "Jesus heals on the Sabbath". Encouragement granted.:goodvibesOk, so I think God is really making sure I get this message! My boys both play Upward basketball. They both had games today. At half time someone gives an inspirational talk about their relationship with God. Guess what scripture the lady speaking today quoted????? The same one!!!! It felt like she was speaking right to me. I sat there at the basketball game with tears in my eyes. :goodvibes

Mackey Mouse
01-21-2007, 05:34 AM
There you go.... now that is amazing. Wow, gave me goosebumps this am..

Heading to church, you are on my prayer list with Avery as is everyone that posts here for help, but you two stand out in my mind this am.

binny
01-28-2007, 10:12 PM
Ok, so I think God is really making sure I get this message! My boys both play Upward basketball. They both had games today. At half time someone gives an inspirational talk about their relationship with God. Guess what scripture the lady speaking today quoted????? The same one!!!! It felt like she was speaking right to me. I sat there at the basketball game with tears in my eyes. :goodvibes

Hey both my girls cheer for Upward! :)


As for faith, I just know. Its just always been a part of me. I grew up a PK/MK but that doesnt mean I havent struggled. Sometimes I think its those of us who accept spirituality easily enough are challeneged to dig deeper into what it really means for us personally to be Christians.

I have questioned on many occasions why my daughter is so far behind in so many ways. Then I look at her and see the joy and love of the Spirit in her eyes. Sometimes I see her standing next to some kid who is being mean and spiteful and bitter and I thank God that I dont have the obstacles that some people have to deal with. I see her reach down to help anyone whether they are "popular" or not because its the right thing to do. Even though she sometimes needs so much more help than others, she would never not stop to help someone who needed it. It wouldnt even occur to her to not smile every day.

Do I see signs of my faith? Every morning when I wake up to that darling, beautiful child I see the wonderful face of God shining back at me. That is what renews my faith. Do I need to be reminded of that sometimes? Yes and thank you. Im going to give her a hug now. God Bless.

candydog
02-06-2007, 01:43 PM
Hi guys. I'm a 15 year old boy and personally I don't believe in God. I don't think it's wrong to not believe in God and I have full respect for other's beliefs. I just wanted to say to you all that I admire your strength and courage, and it's wonderful that your beliefs grant you these strengths. Please don't hold the fact that I'm a disbeliever against me. I try to lead a good life and do the right thing, I just haven't found a belief that's right for me yet.
I would very much like to hear of how you are all doing, you really are true inspirations.

TruBlu
02-07-2007, 11:25 AM
Hi guys. I'm a 15 year old boy and personally I don't believe in God. I don't think it's wrong to not believe in God and I have full respect for other's beliefs. I just wanted to say to you all that I admire your strength and courage, and it's wonderful that your beliefs grant you these strengths. Please don't hold the fact that I'm a disbeliever against me. I try to lead a good life and do the right thing, I just haven't found a belief that's right for me yet.
I would very much like to hear of how you are all doing, you really are true inspirations.Thank you so much for the kind words. I still don't have any medical answers, but I really apprieciate all the support here!

You said that you haven't found the right belief for you yet. I would like to encourage you to keep looking. If you ever have any questions that I could help you with please don't hesitate to ask!:goodvibes