On bended knees, I cried, begged for mercy, and asked the Lord to give me courage, wisdom, and strength to seek realistic answers to help me recover. There were some dark days filled with excruciating pain, suffering, and anxiety.
Moments that had me questioning if God heard my prayers. Lonely nights when I tossed and turned from severe insomnia. Grueling months when the struggle was real and raw. When my plans to get well started to falter.
Of course, looking back I can see that God was with me all along. He never left me. He didn't abandon me. He was there by my side waiting for me to surrender this heavy burden to Him. Perhaps, this is when my faith was tested? When I grew my faith in the dark.
While this intense trial was extremely difficult to overcome, I believe the lesson learned is that our pain is for God's gain. The truth is that He can use anything, including depression, anxiety, sickness, and suffering to build our character. He can use our messes to mold us into the person He wants us to be.
Today, if you or your loved one are facing depression, sickness, or trials, I invite you to watch my interview on Beauty from the Ashes with Ginny Priz. It will be featured tomorrow, Friday, August 18th, on the radio show.
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"I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]." John 10:10 (AMP)