Wonderful news came to me today. A dear friend, one who is also a mommy to a whole gaggle of kids, is brave enough to take family trips with us; like the one pictured, often sharpens and encourages me, listens, and rejoices and mourns with me; was on the other end when my phone rang this afternoon. For some time she has battled with adrenal fatigue and thyroid issues. She has visited a handful of doctors, experimented with this and that, prayed, and longed to heal naturally. Setbacks came, and though I am sure she wanted to give up and give in to conventional medicine that she did not desire, she persevered.
A little over a year ago, after not improving with one doctor, by God's grace she found a nutritionist that she immediately "clicked" with for lack of a better word. I finally saw my friend, remain on more steady ground than various peaks and valleys. She was healing, slowly, but she was healing.
Two weeks ago, she went to her monthly nutritionist visit who proceeded to tell my friend that there was really nothing she could do anymore for her. The nutritionist thought the improvement was at a point where my friend no longer needed to return. Praise be to God. However, there was one thing hanging in the balance: her thyroid tests.
Today she got her thyroid test results and excitedly called. Her thyroid was once again in normal range - without the use of conventional drugs, by the grace of God. She rested more than normal, she prayed, she refrained from certain indulgences that were not healing, she took supplements, and she ate the most nutritious food that she could find, and I am sure did a hundred other natural things without complaint; and slowly, her body began to heal.
Her commitment and perseverance has been a humbling witness over the last few years, She has endured much through this sickness; she has experienced unimaginable loss. Yet, her hope was secure, whatever the outcome, and in the end, she was blessed. To be honest, she would have been blessed no matter the outcome of the blood results, because put to this fiery trial, she has been refined.
I rejoice with you, my dear friend. I thank the Lord for you and I pray your story is an encouragement to others. Our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made. May this just be the beginning of your wonderful healing story, and the spark to encourage others on a similar path.
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A Little Bit About Me
Once a big city dweller, now out in the hills and hollows of middle Tennessee. A child of the sovereign God, a wife to my best friend and incredibly loving man of God, and a humble servant to the Lord being given five of His children to raise, nurture, teach, love, and care for. Besides the Lord, my husband, and family, my loves are a good book, a good meal with friends, Sunday church and fellowship, and writing.