I follow Denise Pass’ blog, “Seeing Deep”, and there is always something edifying, encouraging, and helpful. This particular post struck me as fitting quite well into my series on “Surviving Our Suffering”. I hope you enjoy it and appreciate what it means for someone to share their suffering with us.
“O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.”
I am overcome today with praise for my Jehovah Rapha, the LORD Who heals me. This morning when I awoke I realized I did not have the normal pain that has been my close companion for years. Actually, the pain has been dissipating the past couple of weeks and I wondered if God could be removing the physical burdens I bear daily.
Diagnosed with multiple autoimmune diseases, I have learned to live within the confines of the illnesses that hold me captive. When I go outside of those boundaries, I hurt. My sweet son sees when I am in pain and we have a routine where he tries to help me get going in the morning. Daily living has been difficult, but I press on. In moments when I have felt…
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