I had no idea Tatanka that you were suffering like this! If you've mentioned it before, I've missed it.Tatanka wrote: ↑Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:24 pm
OH how I know that pain! Definitely praying GOD's MERCY "NOW!" upon her. Years of back ER's, have led to a Neurologist's diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy, Nothing to relieve the help of "nerve damage" that can NOT be cured. On the road to seeking something non-habit forming, to help with the CONSTANT pain once I stand up and/or walk. Am so limited now in all movements, I can no longer do even the slightest, easiest chores around the house.......GIGANTIC challenge!
I am very humbly seeking Divine HELP.....to prop up my weak faith, and to pump some air in my "Perseverance" to show some real spiritual growth in maturity; I mean the "real stuff" in the FATHER's view; of living James' inspired counsel that is still a 'mind blower' for me: Ja. 1:2 NIV "Consider it PURE JOY...whenever you face trials of many kinds...." (My emphasis!) In aiming at this, guys, I'm doing the only thing that came to mind after I have had this a priority #1 urgency in my prayers; I try and give thanks whenever the doubts and the pain drives me almost to the point of yelling loudly at times - - to give thanks for whatever I see or think about at that moment! Usually it is a visual thing, because my mind is locked into dealing with pain. So I find myself even giving thanks for a pencil to write with; a fan to turn on; a comfortable pillow; you name it. And I "think" ?????? it's beginning to work. A sense of GENUINE thankfulness, which links to James' "consider it pure joy" is lessening the panic, the worry, the "what if's?" medically ahead, etc.
It has been so much easier,throughout my life, to preach the Bible message of Truth to others. Faith talk is SO EASY. The words just fall off one's tongue - - BUT, when you find yourself helpless in the firey furnace...and no "2nd" Person is seen; Ahhh! Then!!!! "How's this Faith thing working for you, Jess?"!!! So praying to be held in a continual mind-'set' of expressing thankfulness to the LORD, when the "dog bites and the winds blow" (my form of the words of the original song, which escapes me now) - is where I am "Clinging to the ROCK" with fingernails at times. I can say that there is no greater exciting real-life experience and adventure than grasping onto the Faith line and clinging with all your might, even holding on by the grip of the teeth and jaw at times....remembering that "it develops perseverance, and perseverance is what finishes the work AND....the real clincher 'for me' is that THIS attitude of joy and thanks-giving "in ALL circumstances IS GOD's WILL for (us) in Christ Jesus." 1 Thess. 5:16-18.
Your prayers, brothers, are MUCH appreciated. To GOD be the Glory! GREAT things He has done!
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Praying for you, Tatanka. And giving thanks, too