Been A Long Night

I’ve only slept two hours total all night. Even though my body is beyond exhausted. Seems I’ve been attacked every direction. Fortunately, I don’t have these kind of nights often anymore. I can recall when this was a normal nightly occurrence. No wonder I felt like I was going crazy before. 

My nerve condition can take me down in so many ways. One, it took what seemed like forever to get my body to quit aching. Then, after meds got that under control I was kept up by a constant shortness of breath caused by my meds. Then, my constant discomfort made me very nauseous. This has been capped off with my skin breaking out intensely due to my intensive nerve pain. Trust me it makes for a very enjoyable night. 

Nights like this remind me that all my underlying issues still exist. I desperately want to hope in my mind they’ve all run away. However, it also makes me realize how often God has answered prayer. I’m usually able to get a decent amount of sleep despite my extreme nerve damage. These days my symptoms don’t break out anything like they did before. So, while I may not have received the total healing I desire. I’m thankful my typical days in the present are better than my usual terrible days in the past. 

“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

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