We all know laughter is good for the soul because being a Christian is not easy, at least, for me. But it is sustainable through the knowledge of Jesus Christ, who has given us everything we need for life and godliness.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)
Some of you have been following my blog since the beginning on June 29, 2019, and are aware of my health journey. As requested, I am providing an update while simultaneously bringing up to speed new fellow bloggers, blog followers and blog viewers. I started blogging as an outlet to share my pain, struggles and blessings to encourage others who might be experiencing the same or similar illnesses; and I also needed encouraging.
In April 2009, I sustained injuries that resulted in several years of physical therapy and approximately fourteen surgeries. I suffer with migraines from a concussion, and have chronic iron deficiency anemia, and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). MGUS is a condition that causes the body to create an abnormal protein with a slightly increased risk of developing blood and bone marrow diseases, including serious blood cancers such as multiple myeloma or lymphoma.
In 2016, I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 2 and Hypertension. I am thankful to God for not halting my life even though I have daily chronic pain. God sustains me and I will be forever grateful. Apostle Paul said it best…
Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. II Corinthians 12:10
Today, I had six injections in my lower back and in my joints for pain relief (three on each side of my spine). I understand that God wants our bodies to be healed; but more importantly, He wants our souls healed, restored and renewed by the cleansing process of studying His Word and developing a genuine and intimate relationship with Him through His plan of salvation. Apostle Paul wrote about “putting off the old man” and “putting on the new” in Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:9-10; II Corinthians 5:17.
All I can say is wow, thank you Lord for my fellow bloggers, blog followers and blog viewers. You all have truly encouraged me and have turned this journey into a blessing beyond my imagination.
Please know that you are very much appreciated and to God be the glory.