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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


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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