Learning to Give Control to God

“Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” Psalm 105:4

As a very determined young person Miriam had always felt that if she tried hard enough she could fix anything.  And then at age 17, she got juvenile diabetes which plunged her into one crisis after another. Throughout the last six years Miriam has had to learn to trust God with what she can’t fix. Here is her testimony:

“Although I try to keep my life as normal as I can, the reality is, I can never take a break from checking my blood sugar and taking insulin. It is something I can’t have perfect control over or fix. When my blood sugar is out of whack, I don’t sleep well, I can’t concentrate, and I get depressed. I tend to blame myself then. ‘I shouldn’t have eaten that’ I think, or ‘I should have watched my carbs better.’ I’m working on accepting the fact that I’m going to have good days and DDD days (diabetes depression days). I want to give myself grace as God does.

At a recent Navigator’s retreat I was encouraged to accept pain and suffering as part of life. We often have the view that we deserve to be healthy and happy. We all cross the finish line into heaven with some type of limp whether physical, mental, or emotional. ‘So, Instead of running from pain run to Jesus with it and let him use it,’ we were told. I believe God will use my illness to encourage other persons who are going through similar experiences.

It’s comforting to know God sees the larger picture and the future is in His hands. A verse that helps me cling to hope is found in 2 Corinthians 4:16, 17  therefore we do  not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

One day I will join God at His banqueting table free of an insulin pump enjoying a feast at His side.”

Thank you, Father, for the hope we have in Jesus Christ for this life and for the next.

By Helen Lescheid
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