Struggling with a chronic illness for years takes you places. Mentally challenging, emotionally draining, and physically demanding places. Lonely places. For years I fought for control over my situation. I spent countless dollars on supplements and hours in treatments in futile efforts to change the course of my life by myself. After four years of treatment and suboptimal success, I finally surrendered this part of my story to Jesus.
You see, I wasn't just fighting Lyme. I was fighting for control. I was afraid, and I was putting my trust in my own abilities rather than the one who created me and loves me more than words can convey. So, (with all His help) I quit fighting a battle for control I was never created to fight, and in my lonliness discovered greater understanding of what the lyrics "In Christ alone, my hope is found" truly looks like. I'm not 100% healed... yet. But because He adopted me out of darkness into marvelous light, and has great plans for me, and wants to give me the desires of my heart, and uses all things for good, I'm at peace. Jesus took the burden and carried it for me. He faught the fight and won. In Him, I'm victorious. In this world, I'll have trouble. But I can take heart, cause He's overcome the world. #strengthened #lymesdisease #embolden #lettinggo #women #pinkhair #inchristalone #whatsyourstory #emboldenwomen