Tomorrow, rheumatology is getting me in for the Periodic Fever Syndrome, and I’m so thankful to the Lord that it’s much sooner than January. 🙂 The appointment is at 1 PM. Please pray that this specific dr. will be able to start treating it. The numerous fevers are hard on my body, and I’ve been dealing with episodes of joint pain and inflammation since August.
I received my repeat 24 hr. copper test results, and sadly, the level increased from 77 to 106 in just a month (normal range is 3-50). We have lots to discuss with my GI dr.. I see him this coming Monday. I also have a follow-up with my sleep medicine specialist next week.
I will update after those appointments!
To end, I recently came across this little “devotional” I wrote years ago. I can’t remember if the homework assignment was to paraphrase a passage or an original composition. I don’t even recall when I wrote it (my bad for not putting a date!)…maybe it was after being newly diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (aka Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) or when I started dealing with all my other numerous rare diseases. Nevertheless, I wanted to share it in hopes that it encourages you. 🙂
The Hardest Thing to Do
Wait. Sometimes, this word can be the hardest to accept when in times of trial or tribulation. There will be times when we ask with little faith, “Why do I have to go through this?” or “God, why am I suffering?” What can be done about these questions when one is anxious for answers or does not know what path to take?
Although waiting on God and humbling one’s self can be the hardest thing to do, God states in His Word that His “plans…stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” We should not worry about anything because He always intercedes at the right time. Psalms 27:14 says, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Complaining like the children of Israel did against Moses will do nothing. Waiting in quiet patience and faith, even when under affliction, will bless God and make Him proud.
If we accept our difficulties with humbleness, we will be able to say with confidence, “Now, Lord, not my will, but Yours be done. I do not know what to do. But I will wait until You drive back my foes. I will wait, for my heart is fixed on You alone, O God, and my spirit waits for You in the full conviction that You will be my joy and my salvation, my refuge and my strong tower.” ~Charles Spurqeon
So wait on the Lord. He really does hear our cries and prayers. Know that God is always by and on our side. In the end, we will all be able to understand why God placed those terrible thorns in our path, and someday we will thank God for the word “wait” in each of our lives.