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Conversations with God: Faith in the Midst of Chronic Pain — 23 Comments

    • You are a dear treasure to me.

      Father God, thank you for Lynn and me … coming together. 🙂

  1. Heather,

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful conversation with God 🙂 Praying for your healing.

    God bless you.

    Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory

    • Jennifer,
      I’m still slow to respond to your email. I will. I want to.
      I’m a bit slow. 😉
      I sure love your heart to live ALL IN.
      OH YES and I appreciate your prayers … they keep lifted in this ministry.
      Much love.
      H

  2. Sweet Heather, you are on my prayer list. This is a beautiful, private conversation. I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of its sharing. He does walk with us in our pain; He does care for us deeply; He does heal us; He is more faithful and loving than we will ever understand. Bless you, my friend.

    • I believe I’m being suspended by the prayers of His beautiful people. You my friend. He certainly adorned me. <3

  3. Thank you dear Sister…for sharing your peace and the angst that tries to take it away…so thankful you are so filled with Jesus. It doesn’t make it all easy, by any means, but it sure does help one to understand His peace – the kind that does indeed surpass all human understanding – doesn’t it?

    • I’m so thankful you are filled with Jesus, too. Your body is crying out even more than mine. I’m praying for you, my dear Annie.

  4. It’s heart-rending to read this conversation and to get a snap shot of a moment of your pain, my friend. I had no idea fibro could be like this.
    I’m praying for you, Heather and I’m praying the lines of communication remain wide open between you and God so that He continues to encourage you to hold on.
    Thank you for being brave in your sharing and brave in your life.
    Praying for you and your husband too, for your closeness to remain.

  5. Heather, I am praying for you, that you will experience His healing touch again. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia several years back. I would say my case is mild. No meds, and I can walk, although I do hurt. I can’t dance like I use to. But I am thankful that it hasn’t been debilitating for me. You’re in my thoughts and prayers!

    • As you are in mine, friend.
      And is there yet more God will show us we’ve walked similar roads… I am looking forward to finding out … how we can share.
      {{HUGS}}

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  7. We have to believe He would hold no good thing from us, that if He did it once, He’ll do it again. Healing belongs to you Heather. I know it.

    • Thank you, Lisha, so very much. ❤️ I was going to link up at your place but it wasn’t really a full post per say. But He certainly gave me grace. He will do it again.

  8. Heather, I feel your heartache and share the tears, just as I share Fibro. It can be so soul destroying to live with constant pain and fatigue, can’t it? You describe here so well what is true for me too by experience. This sweet-sad conversation you have with the Lord is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. I want to believe for healing to come and on my best days I still do.
    But after over 20 years with M.E, fibro (and other health challenges on top) I am too weary at times to think straight, never mind pray aright. Your words give me further hope and encouragement for healing to come, and a renewed belief that we will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
    Coming alongside you in prayer as we reach out to others who also need His healing touch. He is already using us in our pain and weakness. God bless you for sharing your heart and freeing others to share theirs. Gentle sympathy **Hugs** to you, friend. 🙂 x

    • Oh sweet, sweet dear, I hear and feel your soul deep words. I am glad we walk this together. We were never meant to do life alone as His children.

      As we pray for each other, let is pray also for His divine plan in minute detail to shine clear so that we may bless many and many may bless us.
      God bless you as you share all of yourself.
      I’m not sure if you read my newest post from yesterday, but I’m taking a bit of hiatus. I’m pressing in for health and to finish my book.
      It’s time. 🙂
      {{HUGS}} to you, my friend.
      XX

  9. I saw your post on facebook today because one of my friends liked it, so it showed up in my newsfeed. That got me curious and I wanted to learn more about what you are going through. I also have fibromyalgia and I think it’s pretty severe because I am nearly homebound and cannot tolerate medicines (adverse side effects). I am a Christian but am getting quite discouraged as the pain is taking over everything. I sure cried when I read the part about you having to sleep in another room as your husband and how it concerns you for your marriage because these are realities in my life as well. I will try to follow your posts because I see you are an encourager and have great faith, both of which I am needing. Take care.

    • Traci,
      I’d love to correspond with you via email. Yes, I’m going slow too… and I know you mentioned in another message that you were having surgery. So I’ll email you soon. I’m praying for you. I’m honored to do so.

      I’ll be sharing soon this treatment. It has begun to help! It’s all natural and bio identical. I know those others meds wreak havoc! We don’t have a anxiety med deficiencies or anti desires slant deficiencies … we have true deficiencies and problems – so that is why I choose all natural every time possible. Big Pharma Meds have their place in certain instances but they are a last resort for me.

      I look forward to getting to know you.
      Blessings to you new friend,
      Heather

      • . Starting that healing process now from yesterday’s surgery. Looking forward to your upcoming post regarding your natural treatment choices. Thanks Heather.

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