The past two years have been some of the hardest for me. (Amy) While I watched my daughter and my husband each go through health issues, I have quietly been busy battling my own. As I've mentioned before, it has been an emotional and frustrating journey that has increasingly resulted in limiting much of my day-to-day abilities. In recent months, my symptoms have increased, and I have at times found myself confused, depressed, and in despair. I can't begin to describe how discouraging it has been.I have called upon the Lord over the past 2 years. My husband recently started praying daily for a complete healing for me. A pastor in our town has been praying for my health every day. My sweet niece texted me the other day to tell me she had just prayed Psalm 6 over me:
1 LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint;
heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in deep anguish.
How long, LORD, how long?
4 Turn, LORD, and deliver me;
save me because of your unfailing love.
5 Among the dead no one proclaims your name.
Who praises you from the grave?
6 I am worn out from my groaning.
All night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.
8 Away from me, all you who do evil,
for the LORD has heard my weeping.
9 The LORD has heard my cry for mercy;
the LORD accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;
they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.
I have groaned and weeped, and the Lord has heard my cry for mercy. He hears us! He really does answer prayer.
Praise be to God, my doctor called me today with results from some blood work I had the other day, and it showed that I have a severe iron deficiency. (normal is between 45-182 and I am a 10!) Now it's obviously not good that I'm so deficient, but just to have some sort of EXPLANATION as to why I've been struggling chronically with dizziness, headaches, irritability, depression, heart palpitations, & numbness among others is a HUGE answer to prayer in our family. I can't believe I have struggled for so long and been to so many different doctors before finding out something so basic.
So the journey continues... iron supplementation will begin tomorrow and we'll see if it improves my levels in the upcoming months... just wanted to keep you, our friends & family, informed and ask you to thank God with me for this answer to prayer.