God Answered My Prayer This Morning
God blessed me this morning in such a way that I have to share it with you. I have talked before about how fibromyalgia is such an awful, insidious disease. It precipitates all manner of problems and I believe I have probably experienced them all.
I have also shared with you that I am getting well, I am being cured. As a matter of fact, I am so much better that I have a totally and completely different life than I had for over 30 years!
I can travel, which means we have been able to take some wonderful vacations during these last three years. Before that, I went for so many years without a vacation, that I can hardly remember how long. I can do things with my family and grandchildren that I would only have dreamed of before. I can work many hours a day at my Internet business, selling wreaths and teaching so many of you how to set up an “online presence”, so you can sell your products.
How did God touch me today? Well, for the last four days, I have felt really bad. I felt like I had gone back in time with my body and my mind. I was afraid. As a matter of fact, FEAR is so very strong in the hearts and minds of those who suffer from this. It was so disheartening to me, knowing I have experienced the joy of revival and renewal in my mind, body, and spirit – I could NOT go back there! I did everything I knew to do to figure out why… the relapse? I prayed this morning for God’s help, His peace, His leading in what I should do, and how I should handle this.
I take a lot of supplements. Those vitamins and minerals have made such a difference in my life. I fill week-long containers with them in advance, because I take so many. This morning, as I got out my supplements, along with one prescription drug, I counted. They numbered nine, instead of ten. I wondered what could be wrong, and then I saw! The most important prescription that I needed to take was not there. I checked the other compartments for each day of the week; and it was missing from every single morning dose.
This drug is one my doctor put me on ten years ago right after having surgery. He actually switched me to it in the hospital without my knowledge, or consent. It is Xanax. After I got used to it, I found that it did help the pain. It helped all of the fibromyalgia/celiac symptoms, so I kept taking it – not knowing that it is meant to be a short-term drug, and not taken for nearly as long as I have. No one ever told me. No one ever cautioned me — that is until I saw the wonderful nutritionist that I am seeing now. She has been telling me for a while that this is detrimental to my health and has to go. It does not mix well with many of the vitamins and minerals which I need to take every day to keep my body healthy and strong. So, that is the next thing in my doctor’s plan for me — to get me off Xanax. It has to be done slowly and carefully since I have been on it for so long.
So, back to my story…as I noticed what was missing from my morning supplements, I was overjoyed. The fibro/celiac was NOT returning like I had feared. My body was NOT regressing. I was NOT going back into the life I had led for so long. I was going through withdrawal after leaving Xanax off for 4 days. Please… if you are taking drugs like this, talk to your doctors. Maybe they can help you find something healthy you can take, so you won’t get caught in the trap that I did! But, don’t try to do this alone; don’t EVER try to do this alone!… only with your doctor’s help.
After my discovery this morning, I sat down in my kitchen to eat break fast praising God for answering my prayer. As I did, the sun rose over the hill in front of our home. It was brighter and more beautiful than I ever remember it being from that spot sitting at our kitchen island. As I tried to watch it, I was blinded from how bright it was. I saw it shining through the antique stained glass windows which I have propped in my window sill.
I knew this was a sign – a sign from God. I ran and grabbed my camera. I am posting a couple of the pictures here – but no matter what setting I turned my camera to, I just could not capture the majesty of that particular sunrise this morning.
God had really answered my prayer. And now, only a few short hours later, I can feel my body coming back to where it should be. I know without a doubt, HE WILL ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS, TOO.