Psalm 121:1-3 (KJV – I love the wording of this English version and how it expresses God’s truth here)
1 - I will life up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 - My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
3 - He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Are you ready to hear about my “garden of roses?”
As I mentioned in my previous post, Part 1, I’d been dealing with physical and emotional pain for a long time. See that post here if you haven’t read it yet.
More than a year ago a new friend came into my life. She’s a believer in Christ (and a nurse) and lives on the west coast. She mentioned these “special” natural supplements she took. As I was already taking some great all-natural, 100% plant-based supplements (see the post I wrote about that here), I put this new information on the back burner.
A few months ago, she messaged me again. I believed my body was damaged or broken from toxins in the past, including mercury fillings and childhood vaccines. Antibiotics also ruin gut health and that played a part. Stress saps necessary nutrients, too. The neuropathy and arthritis weren’t responding enough to my natural supplements, which had helped so many other people. There was something missing that I desperately needed.
The end of March I added one of these “special” natural supplements to my daily regime hoping to get relief and healing from the neuropathy and arthritis. The end of June, I wasn’t seeing anything happening yet, so I added its companion supplement.
I’m still taking the natural supplements I’ve been taking for seven years because they do make a difference. My body needs the collagen (I can see the results in my face), the multivitamins, the probiotics, etc. But there was something lacking that needed fixing and these “special” supplements were the key.
Five days later after adding the second “special” supplement – BAM!
What transpired is truly amazing! My “garden of roses” suddenly bloomed!
No, I did not have immediate relief from neuropathy or arthritis. I read testimonials so I have hope that these two additional supplements will start making more of a difference in these two areas.
What did transpire?
After five days, I rose up from my depression and anxiety – decades of irritability were wiped away! I could tell my hormones were different. Seriously! It was shocking. Except for the neuropathy and arthritis pain, I felt wonderful in spirit! And two plus weeks later, I still felt good.
I had poured my heart out to God for help. Despite the knowledge that my gut was connected to my brain, I had put that aside unintentionally. The physical issues were my focus.
The LORD did hear my prayers! He pulled me out of the depths of despair!
The answer was there all the time staring me in the face. My new friend had the answer but I didn’t respond right away. And I wasn’t expecting results in this fashion – not at all!
The LORD doesn’t always give us relief. He provides grace to handle what life brings us – what He allows to happen. Our troubles and trials are there for us to grow stronger in our faith. (I wish that weren’t so, but it is!)
God may answer us quickly or it may take years. Sometimes we don’t see the answers to our prayers right away. Or we dismiss what He’s showing us. We aren’t taking the hint or acting on the information we’re given.
And no, this didn’t make my life perfect. Far from it! There are still weeds in my garden of roses because there is always sin. Weeds keep popping up that need pulling out. The devil sends darts to thwart our spiritual life – to bring us down. Everyday! I believe the new supplements are working to help me feel stronger emotionally.
Everyday life is a continual battle to stay focused – to keep the devil away who messes with my life and relationships – who causes me to doubt and pushes my face into the ground where the roses are growing.
Remember…God sees our sorrows. Jesus Christ lived on earth and went through the same sorrows (without sin). That is why He can feel our pain. Turn to Him in fervent prayer. If He’s providing an answer to your situation, and you feel confident about the answer – take hold of it.
Want more information on the supplements I take or to chat about spiritual things? Here’s my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Psalm 18:1-2, 46 (KJV)
1 – I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
2 – The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
48 – The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted!
Have a blessed Sunday!