Light… and darkness …

They can play with our eyes.. spectrums of color, are much like life…

Red, brown, yellow, gold, orange, twinkling before me every day through my Japanese Maple tree…

Life here is busy, full.. much like this picture..

There are HARD things happening.. really difficult things… Yet our health IS improving.. slowly, steadily, we are progressing in our HEALTH MARCH.. We can DO so many more things. it’s rather shocking…

Last summer… I barely got off the couch, or saw the blessings get off the couch… the suffering from lyme disease was SO tremendous.. The pool was green most of the time, the garden Utterly overgrown and forgotten.. WHEN we had any energy, we’d weedwack it ALL and mow the lawn.. which .. was not nearly enough I confess…

otherwise it was bed, couch, sleep, meds, doctors, more doctors, and still more doctors…

This summer, is plenty of pool time, in a beautiful BLUE blue, utterly clear pool… (shocking)

The yard is not only lovely, but we have a garden of veggies growing… The kids worked on their fort, and are STILL working on it, improving it, painting it… So many projects… simply lovely…

Are there struggles? YES.. but less and less to do with Lyme..

What made the difference? Prayer.. honestly.. we prayed.. prayed a LOT, about things like HOW much worse we were getting doing the Lyme treatments as it stood… How broke we were, and how difficult it was getting for Machine Man to work at his job… HOW hard it was getting to buy food… living on such a restricted diet DOES require creativity, but also energy and money… so… we prayed.. like any follower of Christ, we pleaded for direction.. healing… HOPE…

Were we not praying before this?  oh YES we were.. but we remained steadfast in our prayers.. Prayed more, prayed harder… instead of knocking on the door.. we began banging.. and in unison… Crying OUT louder.. and not stopping… I don’t think it was the volume.. of the frequency.. but the steadfastness… the NOT stopping… the willingness to overcome, and still to WAIT on God for an answer… Wait.. and not quit… Wait, and still HOPE

The Lord laid a neat book in our path, I have mentioned it before.. Lyme Disease and Modern Chinese Medicine…by Dr. Zhang.. It’s book nearly SANG to me… after a year of praying about it.. as many of you know, we finally just WENT to NY City, and met the man, the doctor, the healer God was going to use in our lives…

Are we healed?  no… not YET. but we ARE healing, and we feel it, and see it in one another every day… it’s rather exciting.. rather … shocking…

because in the Lyme community.. there is often little HOPE.. little words of “healing”… there is much despair… but then… when one has been SO ill..for SO long… it’s hard not to despair…

my Lord Jesus… He tells me I need not despair.. my HOPE is in my Lord.. and so I want to encourage you.. What EVER ails you… keep praying… don’t stop… fear not.. and do NOT despair!  The Lord HE is God… and he does not withhold good things for you.. God works ALL things for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose…

Jesus teaches very plainly that we should set our thoughts, our mind on Heaven… and heavenly things… not that we should ignore HERE.. or today.. or our LIFE.. because our lives here today are gifts from HIM… we should focus.. prioritize our thoughts, taking every thought captive to put the things of Heaven first in our minds… taking that into consideration when thinking about “our lives here today”…

how?  well prayer is a great way… asking the questions … and then seeking the answers..

where?  In HIS book.. the Holy Bible (it contains 66 books in it.. some big, some very small.. each one an amazing read and very accurate when recording history, very true in regards to humanity, and perfectly lovely when poetry, because it deals with my heart.. our hearts.. in such an honest way)

When? anytime, your time is not the same as Gods.. He is ALWAYS available for you..James 4:8 says “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you”…

Why do YOU have to make the first move?  you don’t… HE already did.. the cross.. His son.. the gifts ALREADY there for you.. the story as to WHY, he made certain it was on paper in a language you can read..laying it in the hearts of His people to do HIS work.. now.. the ball is in your court.. (except.. it’s not a ball.. it’s your.. forever.. your… life)

all that to say…

YOU are LOVED…

and all we did was pray.. we followed strong promptings, and every step was confirmed.. NOTHING in the treatment is off, or makes any of us uncomfortable… or ill.. it is ALL good…

We are in the third phase of our treatment.. and excited for our new meds to arrive in the mail… eagerly watching the post

We are hiking, bike riding, swimming.. YES the house is messy MOST of the days… but it gets clean… dishes GET done, laundry.. ugh.. it is STILL my thorn…

but.. we FEEL alive again.. regardless of the other things happening in our life.

How are YOU feeling.. Do you need prayer?  Do you get tired of not only BEING ill, but the deep despair in your community.. Perhaps you don’t have lyme, but suffer from another chronic illness…

you need not despair.. there IS hope.. it’s in the Lord…

YOU are loved.. more than you can imagine.. “for God so LOVED the world, He gave His only begotton son….”

THAT is REAL LOVE

it is for you.. praying for your healing.. and

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About sweetnika

Home Educator, Loving Wife, Born again Christian, decorating, photogaphing, blogging, reading adventurer, off on an exciting new adventure!
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2 Responses to

  1. Heather says:

    LOVE this post. Thank you for writing it. We are in the midst of praying and waiting. I’m so happy this year has been better for you than last.

    • sweetnika says:

      Heather, I am so thankful it was a blessing for you… I will be lifting you up as you pray and wait on the Lord for direction 🙂 remember.. NO matter WHAT… & don’t let ANYONE tell you any different… that U R LOVED!!!!!!!! 🙂

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