Colossians 3:13

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Colossians 3:13 NIV
https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/col.3.13/709

Deuteronomy 31:6 & General Update

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/deu.31.6.NLT

So I have not posted much latey because my sister in-law had a brain tumor removed from the right front of her head. The surgery went perfectly last Tuesday & she came home the next day. It was the size of a golf ball. Now she has been suffering from something since Mar. 2017. My brother was stationed in Guam with the Coast Guard & she first went to the Navy hosptial where they did an MRI. They saw something was there but never said it a tumor. She’s always suffered from migraines & even got Shingles in Guam at the age of 38. It was also on the right side of her face. So my brother retired last June & move back to Florida. Our whole family lives with in 20mins from each other. As my sister in-law felt worse doctors thought maybe it’s several things. She was starting to loose her faith & kept asking God why am I suffering like this. After many prayers she went to University of Miami where top Nerosurgeon, took one look at the scans & said brain tumor. He said it was in the best spot to have one & he bet his house it will be negative for cancer. She goes back for a follow up next week where they will have the test results. But once she had a diagnosis 2 wks before, she had peace with God. Several of us family & friends held a prayer meeting. So many were shocked to see she had a big grin on her face. Her faith in Jesus gave her the peace to have the surgery.

Now the reason I share this story & I have told my sister in-law many times when she was down, that the suffering & anger she experienced was what I went through with Meniere’s. When I was having severe vertigo attacks lasting 14hrs every other day I would instantly start crying right when I would feel bad. The fear of a full blown attack was always there. Sometimes I would get 15 sec. dizzy spell driving to work but I would freak out so bad that I made myself sick. But I found the peace one day when my sister in-law took me to her church 10 or so yrs ago. I started spinning because I in the backseat. My mom was with us & the 2 of them guided me to a seat. We heard the service & then went up after to have people pray over me. That was an overwhelming experience. We were all crying, my mom specially. She has helped me in so many ways phyiscally & spiritually. Sure my husband has done an amazing job but he is not a Believer, which there is nothing wrong with that. Each of us was given free will to believe what we want. Nobody has the right to judge or push. So because I found the peace, my freaking out moments are very very short. I can’t say 100% gone because afterall I’m human. But I know where to ask for strengh. Because of this understand of my suffering I now help others either by telling my story here or with support groups I manage on Facebook. I believe God had me suffer for a reason. Also, I have not had a full attack in years. I still watch my low salt/caffiene diet, take a water pill, have a tube in my ear drum & meds for airborne allergies.

My goal by telling you all this not to force to pick Jesus as you’re savor but to show you what helped me & give you hope that Meniere’s can be controlled. People ask me all the time how I get through life having a disease that nobody knows how you get or how to cure. It’s one you can’t even see, unlike a brain tumor. But now you know how I do it & I will say that no matter what has happened or what you have done in the past, Jesus will never turn you away, if you just let him in. While he will challenge us during a certain times, there is a bigger reason for it. My sister in-law believes that now.

If you ever have question about Meniere’s or just want to vent, just leave a comment. You will be so surprised that others are dealing with the many of the same symptoms. I know it was an eye opener. You are also welcomed to join my 2 Facebook support group. Members share tips or treatments, doctors, advice on vitamins, etc . that will help one cope. Many just get diagnosed & are mind-blown by it I just need a place to start.

 

Meniere’s Disease Groups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Vertigosux/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/121056944646365/

Just click to join & answer the 3 question so I know your not a spammer.

 

 

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.

Claude Debussy : Clair de Lune

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What a beautiful song to start the day with. When ever stress gets to me, which is really bad for Meniere’s patients, I listen to music. Ever since I was a little girl it has been a very calming thing for me. God gave some people an amazing gift of song. So no matter what style you like, take time to sit back an just enjoy it.

Have a wonderful day everyone!