Although I will not apologize for being sick (because it makes no sense to apologize for something you have no control over), I will apologize for my rant yesterday. I was angry and upset and just needed to vent.
People have told me to “change my mindset.” I’ll admit, it angered me at first but maybe they’re right. However, changing my mindset doesn’t change the fact I suffer from a chronic illness and need help.
I will do my best to be more positive about my situation. I want to be positive. I really do. It’s just a struggle sometimes.
I don’t understand why I must have fibromyalgia and all these other health problems but I know that God is in control and will help me fight these battles. Perhaps He’s allowing me to go through this so that I may grow closer to Him, reaching out to Him always. To learn to depend on Him always.
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you
I Peter 5:7
My disability hearing is June 27th, at 9:15. I am very, very nervous. Because of my age I’m afraid I won’t receive a favorable outcome. I’m afraid the judge will look at me and figure I’m too young and that there are jobs out there I can do. But….there aren’t.
I can’t work retail anymore because I can’t stand on my feet for long periods of time anymore. And in retail they don’t let you sit down.
I can’t work in an office setting because I can’t sit down for long periods of time either. It’s a constant battle. I sit down for long periods of time and I get stiff. I hurt. My knees get totally stiff. I go to stand up and can barely walk.
I’m constantly tired. I actually take naps almost every day because it helps. I have to remind myself that it’s NOT laziness. I am resting my body. I know what my body needs.
I have a very hard time focusing on tasks. I get distracted very easily and end up getting up and finding something else to do. Then I get bored with that and move on. It’s a never ending cycle. It’s frustrating. But I’m trying hard to fight through it.
I guess what I’m saying is that I will try to change my attitude. It doesn’t change my situation and my problems but it will help get me through the day. I will rely on God more. I will lean on Him for support and trust in Him that He will get me through this.
A verse I’ve been reading nearly every day is found in Mark 11:24:
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer,believe that you have received it and it will be yours
Another verse that has been helping me is found in Psalm 37:4:
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
I’m praying hard for a favorable outcome at my hearing next Wednesday. But no matter what, I’ll keep trusting my Lord.
GOD is in control! He is with me in this storm and He will see me through. I don’t know the future but God does and He knows what’s best for me. I will praise Him in this storm!
I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The maker of heaven and earth
–Casting Crowns, “Praise You In This Storm