Sunday, February 28, 2010
Don't we all want a testimony, you know a story about what God has done in our lives? I long for a story to tell that God healed me. As several of you know, about a year ago I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, which is an autoimmune disease that effects the digestive system. Through the course of this past year I have undergone many tests, tried various medications, and visited the hospital several times. The past four weeks have been the best of the year with hope of healing. I was even beginning to share what looked like healing with friends. Then this week, I had another flare that landed me in the emergency room and back on steroid medication. So, the testimony, story, I was hoping for has not yet arrived. Yet, I have a testimony in the midst of waiting for healing. My God has blessed me with wonderful doctors and medical care when I am in the hospital. I am thankful for medicine that alleviates the pain. He has provided for us financially as we pay medical bills. He has blessed me with principals and other staff members who are understanding when I do not feel well and miss work. He has spared me from the awful side effects of my medications. Most people gain 60 pounds their first year on steroids, and no that is not muscle weight. I have only gained 8 pounds, not bad huh? He has blessed me with a husband who will stay up through the night when I have a flare and spends early morning hours in the emergency room with me. His word gives me joy and keeps me from discouragement. So, while I wait for healing, I can declare who God is and what he is doing in the midst of the trial. May you also, see that you have a testimony in the midst of waiting.