Hope For Today.

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Hope For Today.

As the work week ends & I’m sit here typing with a headache while I’m waiting to have my car’s oil changed. The smell of new tires in the lobby always bothers me. I’d go outside but it’s like 90 degrees & humid. As the headache gets worse it is making me a little dizzy. One of many challenges a Meniere’s patient goes through. It not easy even with God on your side. As humans we tend to close up & start feeling a little anxiety which makes you feel worse. But you have to remember God has your back & it won’t last forever. There are so many people that just fight to take a breathe. I can’t imagine what it feels like to hear you have something like terminate cancer.
I know it hard in the moment to find something positive but the best thing you can do is pray for God to give you comfort & strength. He will always hear your cries.

God Is Always With You

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Isaiah 9:2-3

2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.They lived in a land of shadows,but now light is shining on them. 3 You have given them great joy, Lord;

When I received these verses on my phone tonight, it reminded me of when I felt in the dark with Meniere’s. It was like a dark hole that just didn’t have an end to it. Many patients with Meniere’s end up very depressed & the doctors feel by just giving them another pill things would be ok. Sometimes we need to just open or hearts to Jesus & let him handle the situation. It can be very hard but one day I realized how much Jesus suffered just for us. Nothing in the world could be worse than what he went through. Jesus knew his fate but he loved us so much that he still did it. Now because of his blood being shed on the cross, through his grace we can have everlasting life.

That was an amazing moment for me that finally gave me the light at the end of the tunnel. As I felt myself getting closer I felt his love getting strong & no matter what Meniere’s does to me, I will be ok.

There will always be bumps in the tunnel but just remember you are never alone. As of today the fear & doubt is gone. I can’t even tell you when I used my Meniett Device last for vertigo. There is always hope you can control your Meniere’s. Sure we may need human doctors but the best one is free & Jesus never turns patients away, no matter what.

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Teen with hearing loss is state singing champ

No matter how bad Meniere’s Disease can be, there is hope of a normal life. I can’t remember the last time I had vertigo. For the last several years thanks to the Meniett Device & the tube in my ear drum, the attacks have disappeared. My doctor hasn’t said that I’m in remission yet but I watch my salt, caffeine, & beef intake which seems to be working. Suffered for a long time but never gave up & you should not either. We’re all given challenges in life but it’s how we deal with them is what matters. Just focus the good things in life & remember God only gives what he knows we can handle. Trust that he will take of everything, no matter how bad things get. 

 

Now if I could just get my airborne allergies under control but the allergy shot treatments, I will be really happy :)

Heavenly Perspective

Here is something that found on Our Daily Bread’ s site. Reading this makes me think this can help people with Meniere’s Disease or any type of issue you are dealing with.  Hope it helps you feel God’s comfort.

Heavenly Perspective
By
Dennis Fisher
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

The things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. -2 Corinthians 4:18

Fanny Crosby lost her sight as an infant. Yet, amazingly, she went on to become one of the most well-known lyricists of Christian hymns. During her long life, she wrote over 9,000 hymns. Among them are such enduring favorites as “Blessed Assurance” and “To God Be the Glory.”

Some people felt sorry for Fanny. A well-intentioned preacher told her, “I think it is a great pity that the Master did not give you sight when He showered so many other gifts upon you.” It sounds hard to believe, but she replied: “Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I was born blind? . . . Because when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior.”

Fanny saw life with an eternal perspective. Our problems look different in light of eternity: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Cor. 4:17-18).

All our trials dim when we remember that one glorious day we will see Jesus!

Dear God, please help us to see this life from a heavenly perspective. Remind us that our trials, however difficult, will one day fade from view when we see You face to face.

The way we view eternity will affect the way we live in time.

Cast Your Cares on Him

No matter what Meniere’s or life throw at you, take comfort knowing God will help you through it. He has helped me so many times when I thought this disease was just to take over my life. God gave me peace & assurance that everything will be ok & he does not lie. With this new year take a moment to thank God for the good things in your life & ask him to help you with the other areas that need help. In time everything will smooth out & you too can have peace because God will never turn his back on you.

Here is a little something I found at

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. — Isaiah 40:31

By
James Stuart Bell
January 3, 2014

There is good reason for my solid hope in Christ, because You, Father, will heal all my weaknesses through Him, who sits at Your right hand and intercedes for us. If it were not so, I would despair, for my many weaknesses are severe; but even more severe is Your healing power.

We would be in despair if we thought that You were far from us, and if Your Word had not become flesh and lived among us.

I was once filled with terror by my sins and burdened with misery and was turning over in my mind a plan to flee into solitude; but You forbade me and strengthened me by Your words:

For this purpose Christ died for all, that they who are alive might not live for themselves but for Him who died for them. — 2 Corinthians 5:15

I cast my care upon You, Lord, so that I may live, and “I will contemplate the wonders you have revealed” (Psalm 40:5). You know how stupid and weak I am: teach me and heal me.

Your only Son, “in whom are hidden all treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3), has redeemed me with His blood. “Let not the proud disparage me” (Psalm 123:4), for I am mindful of my ransom. I eat it, I drink it, I dispense it to others, and as a poor man I long to be filled with it with those who are fed. And then, “let those who seek Him praise the Lord” (Psalm 22:26).

-Augustine (AD 354 – 430) was the bishop of Hippo in Algeria and a prolific theological and philosophical writer. He had a dramatic conversion at age thirty-two, and he is best known for his Confessions, City of God, and On the Trinity.

God Always Comforts

Have you noticed that the best source of comfort is someone who has struggled with pain, sorrow, or loss? That is one reason why God offers His followers the gift of comfort, so that we can, in turn, give it to others. Yes, God sometimes allows tragedy to enter our lives, but He never intends for us to go through difficult times alone. Once we have — by God’s grace — gone through a dark time, God calls us to offer comfort to the hurting people He puts in our path. Often that comfort is our mere presence, not “right” words.

Our willingness to share the kind of comfort we have received reflects both our knowledge of our good God and our faith in Him.

And whether we are receiving or offering comfort, we can rely on the greatest Comforter of all, the Holy Spirit. Given to us by God, the Spirit is continually with us, willing to guide and empower us as we come alongside hurting people. Yes, our Redeemer-God is at work when He uses the comforted to comfort others!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation. — 2 Corinthians 1:3–7

From http://www.faithgateway.com