Joe and Jessa the last couple weeks I struggled! My well intended ALS Clinic recommended that I increase my meditations to a higher prescribed dosage. The goal was to help me with some of my physical symptoms. Right away my body responded! It was harder to control my muscles, my tummy was upset, I was constantly groggy, my sensitivity to light, touch and sound felt like I was constantly being tasered. However, the mental fog was the worst!
During my journey with ALS my saving grace has been the ability to think clearly! Every day I have been able to appreciate the life I have been given and keep things in perspective. The Lord has allowed me to be surrounded by incredible love, given tremendous resources and be able to see beyond the boundaries of today! To see that my life is bigger than physical limitations is a gift. The Lord has given me ultimate hope!
When you were in New Jersey at Atlantic Christian School you sang MY HELP during your concert. I sat in my wheelchair and cried! The powerful truth washed over me and touched my heart and mind! The beautiful aspect of this song for me is that it referenced lifting up my eyes. I am able to do that! Even though I am not able to lift anything else, I can lift up my eyes! I have gone back to my original medication dosage. I appreciate the potential for help with my physical struggles, BUT ultimately, I can't risk anything that impairs my ability to see the Lord clearly! My Help!
My Help Comes from the Lord
A Song of Ascents.
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.