Moods/Spiritual Health/Physical Health

I do not believe that I am the only person that when my health is not good neither is my mood. Honestly do you really feel like smiling when pain radiates from every part of your body? I am currently working in the food service and I know people prefer to be waited on by someone who does not radiate misery. I have learned over the many years of any form of customer service is to put on my cheerful mask when dealing with the customers no matter how I feel. Yet this is very draining, both emotionally and physically. There are many health conditions that there is not a lot that we can do to make ourselves feel better. We endure and suffer through bad days and do the best we can,  yet as hard as we try our moods can very from sadness to full blown depression, and even anger and rage. You can feel helpless because of your condition, which can lead to frustration and aggravation. The company of other people can either bring comfort or agitation. So you may close your self off from others not wanting to feel like a burden. Unfortunately this is not good for you. First you start by isolating yourself only seeing or talking to people when it is absolutely necessary. Then your prayers become shorter till almost obsolete. Cutting yourself off from God. Prayers take more effort and can become even difficult. Now you are miserable and alone and don’t even make the effort to turn to God. He is still there for you but your health and your mood consume you. Once you have gotten to this place it is very difficult to get yourself out.  A good beginning may be as simple as crying out “God help me.” It is easy to let our physical condition dictate our moods, and I understand this completely. I still have this battle on a very regular basis. Sometimes it takes everything in me to even call out the name of Jesus. Then I think about people in the Bible and I read their stories and find inspiration. It was only recently that I had a new insight to the life of Job. He went through loss of children, wealth and health. Then he had friends who basically kicked him while he was down and his wife told him to curse God and die. When we first think of Job and all he lived through we see only his suffering and loss. I now see a man that God trusted even when he had every reason to give up, Job didn’t lose his faith in God. So what ever it is that you may be going through, understand God is not the cause, and that He trusts you, and believes you will endure and not fail. Also remember that Paul tells us to count it all joy when we face trials and tribulations. I know reading these words will not fix you and make things better, but you can make an effort not to allow your situation to make you so miserable that you allow yourself to drown in despair. Hold on to God, and do not give up no matter how painful and dark it may be for you right now. Let the joy of the Lord be your strength.

Blessing of peace and health to you all.

6 thoughts on “Moods/Spiritual Health/Physical Health

  1. When my thyroid is low there is no deeper depression. When my blood sugar is off I get agitated and weepy. Cryo is uber painful and impedes the blood flow to my brain and depletes oxygen. All three at once, and I’m a total mess. We do live in a body of clay. We’re weak not strong. I’ve come to accept this about myself and I know God accepts me as I am and it helps to have a running dialog with Him through all of it, even if I’m just griping and telling Him how mad I am that I have to go through all of this. All of it teaches me how unable I am to be God and how much I need Jesus.

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      1. I have nerve damage in my left hand after the flare I had this winter. It makes it hard to type and I’m also, letting my hand rest in hopes some of the damage will heal. I’m going through a lot right now. My trip to Mayo was disappointing. Basically, to get treatment specific to cryoglobulinemia and not just the symptom of inflammation, I will have to wean off the prednisone, allow myself to flare again, and then have more tests done. Not fun but I can’t stay on prednisone all of my life anyway. I’m seeing my local doc tomorrow and starting from scratch. Thanks for thinking of me and praying for me. I will be reading I’m just very behind. God bless and keep you.

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