With any illiness fear will creep in & start to take over you life. It can be harder to fight the longer a person is sick. I was like that for a long time not seeing any positive to Meniere’s Disease. But we must remind ourselves that fear is of the devil. He will creep in & try to bring you down. We can fight it by believing that Jesus is in control. That no matter how bad things can get Jesus will hold you up. And when you think He has totally forgot about you, what actually is happening is Jesus is helping you grow stronger. Keep the faith give all your fears to Jesus. I did and it was a huge relief. When I did it that is when my outlook on Meniere’s changed. I am no longer a prisoner to it but a vessel of Jesus to help others who suffer. Same can be true with all the crazy events that are happening in the U.S. The devil wants to bring us down in the world but we need to fight back fear by doing something positive. Just one random act of kindness will help a person but also will help you heart heal. It can be as simple as helping an older person in the grocery store. The more we do the more fear will not win.
Well it has been amazing time for me physically & spiritually. My Meniere’s Disease seems to be so controlled that the ringing in the left ear is a lot less. Fellow Christians have told me many times that no matter what you are going through, give it to God & he will take care of it. Now that can be a very hard but easy thing to do. There have been many times instantly I wanted to get mad at the disease. But right away I pray for God to give me strength. Each day can be a challenge because after all we are human & the flesh tends to react for us. But remember that God does hear your prayers & is always fighting for you, more than you can ever imagine.
Then on Sunday December 7,2014 I was Baptized in the Atlantic Ocean. One may think I was nuts to pick the cold time of year. I live in Florida so I read the water was about 75° with the air being 67° & it was really windy. But when God speaks to you, you don’t question it. When the water first touched my feet it was not nearly as cold as I thought it would be. Also you hear how doves represent the Holy Spirit, well since I’m in Florida I guess it took the form of a seagull that flew by. I didn’t see it till I looked back at a picture. I felt so blessed & still do.
My hope for you & your illness is that you realize you are not alone physically & spiritually. God is always listening & there are many support groups for Meniere’s. I administer 2 on Facebook.
Editors Note: This is an excerpt from Being Still with God Every Day. In this 366-day devotional, each day features a scripture and a short, meaningful devotion to set minds and hearts on practical, godly living every day of the year.
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There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout… and the Holy Spirit was upon him. – Luke 2:25
When God is at work in the lives of believers, His Spirit of wisdom and truth infuses them with insight and understanding that come directly from Him. Simeon is a case in point…
The Holy Spirit had revealed to Simeon that “he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ” (v. 26). When the Spirit led Simeon to go to the temple one day, Simeon obeyed—and God fulfilled His promise.
Mary and Joseph arrived with the holy Child, and Simeon was privileged to hold the young Jesus. “My eyes have seen Your salvation,” Simeon sang his praises to God (v. 30). The older man blessed the Babe whose life would change the course of history…
The longer we serve God — and Simeon had served Him for decades — the more intimately acquainted with Him we become. When God has access to our heart, mind, and soul through years of fellowship and worship, He allows us to see more of His activity and to be more involved in His miraculous work. Stay alert! God is at work all around you!