A Little Hope Goes A Long Way!
I like jewelry with meaning. Special pieces that speak a reminder to me each day. I got a necklace a couple of years ago that had Cor. 12:9 imprinted on it:
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
It encouraged me each day that even though things were going as I had hoped, God was using that situation to grow me closer to Him.
Then last year I got the “BE STILL” necklace, which I love. It encouraged me when I didn’t know the answers as to WHY I was feeling so horrible, why I hurt all over, and why I was falling asleep each time I sat down. God knew what He was doing… I just needed to be still, trust Him and stop pushing for my way. (There is definitely something to be said for slowing down, and learning about things, vs. rushing into things in health and disease.)
This year I ordered a necklace charm with my word of the year: HOPE.
It was my Hope in Him that got me to my naturopath, and helped me to be open to natural healing.
My hope is in the Lord.
My hope isn’t in my strength, wisdom or perfection in eating, despite the importance of all 3 to keeping me functioning. IT definitely wasn’t in doctors or their medicine they offered.
Ultimately, I’m not in control. God is. My job is to do all I can on earth to take care of the body He has blessed me with.
I also have hope of things to come, besides my eternal Hope.
My hope isn’t that at some point I can stop eating “like this”, and eat like a majority of people do. My hope is for others to understand what food is doing to them, especially the current state of our food sources – and that they might make positive changes, before they experience it the hard way – when it’s no longer an option.
Chris Beat Cancer had some great words of wisdom last week about educating others on natural healing. There are those who want to know, and listen eagerly and make huge strides in health, there are those who don’t know, but want to know… and then there are those who simply don’t want to know and don’t want any responsibility.
He said he doesn’t bother trying to help or change the minds of group #3. I totally get that. I know plenty of people who soak up the knowledge like a sponge and put it into action, others who try to make simple changes in the right direction, and still others who cling onto natural healing is a myth or something only “quacks” do. I know it’s ignorance, but knowing I was there once before too – I can’t help but try to reach those people also!
Personally I’ve heard and read countless cases or numerous auto immune diseases and cancers or inflammation reversed or healed through natural support and nutrition. I’m not talking “CURE” as in “going back to the way things were” – because that word really is pointless by the time you’re living with disease. I’m talking about living in a way that promotes health for your future and reversal on much of the damage, allowing your own body to heal itself, the way God designed. Unfortunately, there is such a large majority of people who don’t “get it” that it’s down right scary for some people to go against the grain, especially within the medical system where every patient = lots of money. (Listen to an interview of what this Amish girl had to do to decline chemo!) I have to remind myself of which country we live in. It’s INSANE.
Back to natural healing – It’s totally possible. WE just have to take accountability and DIG for what is causing our illness (and no, it’s not just food!) – and in this day and age, that’s asking a lot of people. A majority of people would rather pass the buck or have someone else tell them what to do. It’s much easier to “blame genetics”, keep doing testing for a diagnosis, or simply take a pill vs. take responsibility and change your lifestyle. It’s easier to do what everyone else does in the name of “I’m just too busy.” It’s easier to say, “I can’t afford these changes…” but at the same time how many times do we eat out a month? Get snacks at the gas station? Drink a latte from coffee shop? Spend money on junk food or other needless items?
Yes it takes some sacrifice… and some desire to change – but I have no doubt that our heavenly Father provides a way when there is a will… and He will show you that way. Each small change adds up. We need to all do what we can to be Healthy for Him. Until our final breath.
It might not be easy, but He never promised easy. If you’re too busy, you might be… TOO busy.
“A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home.
You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Posted on November 4, 2013, in Auto Immune Disease, Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity and tagged auto immune disease, celiac disease, gluten free, gluten intolerance, healthy for him, hope in the Lord, large family Paleo, MS, Parkinsons. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.