That’s what The Lord commands in His word. Unfortunately I am a worrier. I don’t want to be, God knows I don’t want to be. It seems I may have no choice in the matter as The Lord has revealed that it is my worry that has manifested itself physically.
I have been battling with a condition called hyperthyroidism for approximately 7 years now. Things came to a head last Tuesday when my endocrinologist declared I must take definitive action to get this condition under control once and for all.
He gave me two options, both would mean being on medication for the rest of my life. I cried.
The Lord in all His unending grace and mercy whispered for me to dry my tears as He had already healed me. Hallelujah! It was time for me to walk by faith into my healing. This would require me to do my part, because as we know, faith without works is dead.
And so, he led me to a book written by a clinical professor of medicine, who encourages those of us who suffer from autoimmune diseases to look at the root of the issue before jumping in and turning to radical surgeries and irreversible treatments which can greatly impact the course and quality of your life.
One of the root causes of autoimmune diseases is worry. Like I said I’m a worrier, so I was not surprised and in fact I was relieved when this was explained as one of the potential causes of this condition that has plagued me on and off for so many years. Immediately the word of God flooded my spirit as Philippians 4:6 washed over me like a flood and comforted my soul. I’ve got to get serious about taking my worries to Jesus and LEAVING them there. My quality of life is at stake if I choose to do otherwise. This has truly been a wake up call for me.
The second major root cause is diet. I have to cut out all carbs such as potatoes, rice, bread, pasta, wheat, oats, even brown rice and brown pasta are a no, no. I have to cut out fruit juices, chocolate, desserts (gulp), canned and processed foods …I won’t lie this is all quite daunting, but I know it is very necessary to make these changes for my future well being. I need my body to operate at its optimum. I don’t want to depend on a pill for the rest of my life for my body to do what it should be able to do naturally. That scares me, so whatever it is I can do to assist in eradicating this condition and keeping it eradicated, I am determined to do it.
So things I can eat are organic fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, egg whites, fish, chicken, lean meats. I must admit I’m going off of meat, so I’ll probably limit this. My thing is, I’m a huge lover of carbs, they fill me up and make me feel satisfied. I’m now going to have to readjust and learn how to fill up on nuts, seeds, pulses etc. This is going to be a real re-education, but I am determined to reinvent my health and I’m excited to see what The Lord will do through this new journey I’m embarking upon. Help me to live out this new life you have mapped out before me Lord, in the matchless name of your son Jesus I pray. Amen!
Got to start somewhere..lunch this afternoon consisted of kale, grilled seabass and vegetable rice (oops about the rice)…
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.