Do Not Fear, I AM With You

“So do not fear, I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 Over the past 2 months, the medical IVIG therapy treatments I have been receiving for 8 years stopped working. It has, indeed, been a scary time for my husband and me, as it has made walking, breathing and speaking very difficult. Since that time, I have had many health challenges that have also included blurred vision,  contractures in my hands making them hard to use, and beginning to use a wheelchair for distance walking as the muscles around my lungs and trunk are very weak. It was, a scary time for me, wedged between needing a wheelchair, being unable to breathe and speak when fatigued. Yet in prayer, the Lord led me away from fear and into a greater confidence in His healing power… The doctors have told me that as of now, there is no treatment left to try for this progressive neuro-muscular condition, as we have tried them all. However, I am fully confident in my soul that Jesus is with me, I am not alone, He has a plan, and He is capable of providing a blessed good healing for me…Just not sure how or when He will accomplish this good work! Looking back, in the face of fear and angst about what was to come, I made an optimistic  decision early on. Optimism is very important for realizing maximal health. It can be the reason a person can defy all odds and move past a dire prognosis. That decision was...