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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

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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 difference.

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 times.

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 my day.

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 praise Him.

I hope your bad days aren't too bad. Remember to get a Priesthood blessing as needed! They really do make a difference.


 


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