Dealing with Serious Disease in One's Life
Annette Nay, Ph.D.
Copyright © 2000
I am impressed with how you carry on with the adversity you have had
as a result of MS. I have MS myself, with a clinical diagnosis of
probable because the MRIs have shown no brain scarring. It is a tough
frightening battle and takes a lot of courage to continue on. How do you
make it through each day?
Troubled with MS
Dear Troubled with MS,
I'm sorry to hear that you have to deal with this disease. I hope you
are doing something to slow down the progress of the MS. It does make a
This thing that has made the greatest difference to me is the help
from God that I receive from personal prayers and many Priesthood
Blessings. Lay your burden at the Lord's feet and let Him help you carry
it. It is the only way I have been able to get through the difficult
At this time I cannot get to sleep without the Lord putting me to
sleep. He does so every night! He also gives me the energy....however
limited, to get through my day. Since I know that I cannot get through
this existence without His help it is mandatory that He walks me through
Life is not so scary when He is with me. I suggest that you make a
best friend out of God. Cook with Him, take walks with Him, share
confidences with Him. Start the day with an open-ended prayer and just
keep thinking to Him all day long. Before long He thinks right back to
you. It is a wonderful and fulfilling relationship.
I love Him with all my heart. I'm so glad that He is there even
though He may allow me to hurt some days more than others. I think that
He wants to see if I'll holler at Him for being mean, but Job during his
trials didn't yell and I figure he went through a lot! He just praised
God. Even on my worst days, I know that I still have blessings that I
can thank Him for, so that is what I do. I know that my worst days are
not as bad as they should be. I am blessed.
It's no fun being sour and hurting too. I can't stop the hurt, but I
can decide how I will act with the Lord. I still choose to love and
I hope your bad days aren't too bad. Remember to get a Priesthood
blessing as needed! They really do make a difference.