Next comes the tricky part ~ what parts of my life need healing? Well the obvious in the physical ~ next comes the emotional piece. As the healing process moves forward, more layers are peeled back and more brokenness is revealed.
Just the other day I was chatting with a chiari friend of mine. We have never met in person, but I felt an instant sisterhood with a woman who has decided to take a leap of faith and schedule her decompression surgery this month. I am so blessed to have two surgeries behind me and have gained immense perspective on the big picture of living as a Chiarian. I love being able to share my chiari journey and encourage those along the way. I don't have all the answers, but I do know that putting everything in God's hands ~ deep breath ~ makes it a little bit easier to survive each day. I am greatly encouraged by the faith of those around me who continue to let the Lord guide their life!
How are you encouraged? We all have our responsibilities ~ we have jobs to go to, bills to pay, meetings to attend, relationships take time and energy. In a perfect world I would make a living helping other Chiarians get through life, especially the difficult days. Life can seem utterly impossible some days ~ I know, I have those days, still. although they are fewer and farther between now. I encourage you to keep in touch with your friends and let them know that they are not alone. Together, we can make this Chiari journey an adventure ~ may you be renewed today with the hope that one day, there will be a cure for Chiari
Healing Hand Of God ~ Jeremy Camp
I have seen the many faces,
I fear in the pain.
I have watched the tears fall plenty,
From heart ache and strength.
So if life's journey,
Has you weary and afraid.
There's rest in the shadow of his wings.
I have walked through the valleys,
The mountains and plains.
I have held the hand of freedom,
It washes all my stains.
If you feel the weight of many trials,
And burdens from this world.
There's freedom in the shelter of the Lord.
I have seen,
The healing hand of God,
Reaching out and mending broken hearts.
Taste and see the fullness of His peace,
And hold on to what's being held out.
The healing hand of God.
I have touched the scars upon His hands,
To see if they were real.
He has walked the road before me,
He knows just how I feel.
When you feel there is not anyone,
Who understands your pain,
Just remember all of Jesus' suffering.
Cast all your cares on Him,
For He cares for you.
He's near to the broken and confused.
By His stripes,
Our spirit is renewed.
So enter in the joy prepared for you.
The healing hand of God (x2)
And hold on to what's being held out (x2)
The healing hand of God
Oh Oh Oh Oh