Chronic Illness


Lately, I have been researching. One of the things is emotional “stuff” can cause symptoms from NCS (Neurocardiogenic Syncope). Whenever I get stressed, I get weak physically. It’s not fun. It literally weighs my spirit down, but that’s not all it does. So, how does one learn how to appropriately handle their emotional self? Seeking emotional support is just as important as pursuing physical health.

  • How can I better determine how I spend myself emotionally?
  • Is it deleting my facebook?
  • Is it living in isolation for the rest of my life? (I am kidding about that one…)

Now for the serious questions:

  • How can I avoid being overstimulated? Overwhelmed? Bogged down emotionally?
  • What is the change in direction that will radically help me physically, emotionally, and spiritually?

Just wondering how to go about this thing called my life in a way that will honor my God. I know this is an area that God can be glorified through. Even when my spirit is heavily burdened from emotions or an overloaded on information, I am reminded to “”Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). God has rest for me, when I come to Him. When I come to Him, I can finally lay my burdens down.

I am first and foremost, a child of the most high God. As I wrestle with what it will look like for me to limit emotional stress and learn coping mechanisms for being a highly sensitive person, I am reminded of two Scriptures that help me. Then, I am also created by God. So, God knows what will help me on this journey. I am His. Caring deeply when I see something (maybe it’s something someone is going through, etc) is a gift that God can and will use for His glory. It can be used to help others. To show others that they are deeply cared for.

Isaiah 43:7
Psalm 139

Psalm 139:14 teaches that I am fearfully and wonderfully made! No matter what…. Yes, I have chronic illness. Yes, my autonomic nervous system is in overload. There are a lot of “yes” answers to many questions, but God has my back! I was created for His glory! I am His alone, and nothing and no one can ever change that. Not even chronic illness with as debilitating as it can be.

This week, the verse I am setting aside and hoping to focus on is found in Isaiah 43:7:

“Everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

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