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Stop Worrying and Start Feeling Good Again!

Jul 18, 2008
Does it sometimes seem like you can't go on anymore with all the stressful things in your life? Rest assured, help is always there with you!

Last year things started out pretty well with my new first grandson getting bigger every day! Of course, In my opinion he is so cute (a proud grandmother's comment) and is old enough to walk now. But a little later that year, there was a time when I thought my world was going to fall down around me. My grandson's father (my son), was diagnosed with advanced heart failure or dilated cardiomyopathy. I remembered that his father passed away quite a few years ago with the same disease.

I prayed that he was going to get through all this, and that God would heal him. I went through days of crying, and then I'd pray and sometimes I thought that I couldn't handle all the stress. We would take long trips to a large cardiology center that specialized in heart transplants also. They were saying he may eventually need a heart transplant if he didn't improve. I just couldn't bear the sight of so many wires hooked up to my 22 year old son for the ongoing diagnostic testing. The many tests he endured added to a stressful time for both of us during his doctor visits.

My nerves were really getting to the breaking point until I remembered that God doesn't want me to worry. He would like for me to put my faith in him and his miraculous power. I prayed that God would help me to release all the worrying, and help me cope by allowing Him to handle everything. Once I made that decision, I felt so much more at peace and knew that everything was going to be okay. I really felt close to God then and still do, and feel that he is with me every step of the way each day holding my hand.

This really helped while we were keeping up with the frequent doctor visits and all the medication changes, but I felt I didn't want my son to go through a possible heart transplant. The doctors weren't saying that he was showing any signs of improvement. So I researched as much as I could about Cardiomyopathy and found that the proper nutrition in addition to the prescription medications may be the key to helping his heart improve. This made sense to me because natural foods or nutrition which comes from God plays a huge part of our health. Good nutrition is one of the most substantial needs for mere survival and good health. We sometimes aren't aware of how useful God's creations can be that he has so lovingly put on this earth to use.

I never felt as close to God as I do while keeping in constant contact with him in daily prayer and at different times throughout each day. It really makes me aware of how kind, and such a source of comfort he really is! When my life was calm and going smoothly, I never had developed that closeness to God. I feel that my son's sickness was a wakeup call for the both of us.

In conclusion, he is improving every day and I trust that my son is in God's loving care. My son is just one sign of many that God is real in our lives and is there for us in every situation.
About the Author
Verona Raymond "Living Life with God's Purpose in Mind" Verona maintains Christian websites filled with uplifting Christian articles and praise. If you have had a miracle or blessing from God, be sure to post your free praise blog or comment at her new website: http://www.praiseblogs.com
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