LED INTO THE STORM

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Roughsoul1991

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A few months back I was going through a trial that was laying heavy on my faith and I was unsure of the future. I had been dealing with bad nerve and lower back pain for the last 6 years from a vehicle accident. Well, my back had started giving me so much pain I was forced to take an extended leave from work that I was thinking it would only be a few weeks.

But it turned into a month and a half, filled with Dr visits, physical therapy, and a lot of stress. I was having high anxiety while the Drs couldn't pinpoint a problem, waiting on my paychecks to come in, wondering if I needed to begin searching for a desk job etc.

I was struggling real hard trying to trust God and spent a lot of time in prayer, pain, tears, and worries. I felt crippled and the nerve pain was making my right leg really weak and not work right. The lower back would get real sore and tight making movement feel as if it was easily prone to injury.

Finally, my Dr told me he still couldn't pinpoint a problem but the was going to try using a long needle to stick in my spine and deliver a large dose of medication to try and help heal the problem.

Of course not ever having this done I didn't know what to expect and not knowing what to expect makes me really anxious.

And so I fell into the only person I trusted that has true control over my life. Jesus was on my mind day and night during my anxiety waiting on the day. I knew on the day I could choose being put to sleep or drugged up on happy pills. I didn't want to do neither as to like I love to be in control of my mind. And I have this weird fear of being put to sleep as to not knowing if I'll wake back up.






Then the morning arrived and God showed up that morning when I needed him most. But what really helped me was what God told me a few days before my scheduled procedure.

I felt God speak to me through these verses saying me in green and God in red.

[h=1]Mark 4:35-41New International Version (NIV)[/h][h=3]Jesus Calms the Storm[/h][FONT=&quot]35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we (I am about to) drown?”[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”[/FONT]


I had felt this storm within my mind and I felt God tell me to be quiet and be still and wait for he was going to calm the storm. And at that moment God asks me the very same questions. Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?

It was a strong confronting rebuking response to my anxiety.

And so the day of my appointment arrived and I knew God was with me and felt his presence. I felt a very calmness within me and was handling it far better than I have in the past. I denied being put to sleep and decided to take the drugs. hey waited for the drugs to kick in but they failed to wait long enough and I threw them up from having no food on the stomach and nerves. So I was then faced to walk into this storm no drugs. Dr told me I could come back another day but I knew that wouldn't make it any easier.

Keep in mind even though I was still anxious, I still felt secure and calm if that makes sense. And so I gave the go ahead and began to pray my way through the storm. I had a good Dr, great nurses and they took good care of me. The nurse talked to me while they numbed my back. I was just so focused on not moving so they wouldn't paralyze me.

I survived but I didn't start to feel healing until a month later even though they told me it would take 7 days.





I feel very blessed for God worked through my mind and the medical staff to bring healing to my back. I still have small issues but my mobility is far better and I have more hope than I had. I was literally at the last thing to try by Drs because they didn't even recommend surgery.

So this is my latest testimony showing how God worked in me as I faced my storm.


Unspoken- Sleep in the Storm
[video]https://youtu.be/USu2p44kymU[/video]
 

Mii

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Has your back pain returned? Have heard good things about Chiropractors and car accidents.
 

Bingo

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"Thank you for sharing."
'Praise God'
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tasha66

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What a great story!
I work in health care. It IS hard to pinpoint what is going on with back pain sometimes, as investigations such as scans/xrays etc don't show anything, or are ambiguous at best. Sounds like you had sciatica. It's good you had a great doc and nurses to help care for you - that makes a HUGE difference!
The doc probably injected you with some sort of steroid I'm guessing.
Hope you are OK now. Just keep doing physio exercises, gentle walks & stretches, and keep in touch with your doctor if the pain returns or worsens.
I hope you kept your job!
 

Roughsoul1991

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Has your back pain returned? Have heard good things about Chiropractors and car accidents.
What a great story!
I work in health care. It IS hard to pinpoint what is going on with back pain sometimes, as investigations such as scans/xrays etc don't show anything, or are ambiguous at best. Sounds like you had sciatica. It's good you had a great doc and nurses to help care for you - that makes a HUGE difference!
The doc probably injected you with some sort of steroid I'm guessing.
Hope you are OK now. Just keep doing physio exercises, gentle walks & stretches, and keep in touch with your doctor if the pain returns or worsens.
I hope you kept your job!
Update: The accident happened in 2012 and had this procedure done in 2017. Now in 2019 my mobility is still so much better than it was during those stormy times. The back pain never completely healed but I had to make my life work around it.

I kept the job as I also learned how to make my job work for me and made everything cater to my back as much as I possibly can. It helps but some days are still rough.

Looking back now I realized that I was living in a state if PTSD from the accident and injury. A state of grief and depression. I had gotten stuck in the stages of mental healing, stuck living in the past and trying to get back to who I once was. I really didn't figure out how to move on until after that Surgeon visit.

Now I thank God for those times because my faith grew more out of that and I know I wouldn't be the Christian I am today if it wasn't for that moment of facing death in the truck and for the dark times that followed.

More specifically in response. The chiropractor had given up me as it kept getting worse. And yes it was a epidural steroid shot. That was the only thing he felt safe to do from not knowing the cause of pain.

Thank yall for your interests and thoughts!
 
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A few months back I was going through a trial that was laying heavy on my faith and I was unsure of the future. I had been dealing with bad nerve and lower back pain for the last 6 years from a vehicle accident. Well, my back had started giving me so much pain I was forced to take an extended leave from work that I was thinking it would only be a few weeks.

But it turned into a month and a half, filled with Dr visits, physical therapy, and a lot of stress. I was having high anxiety while the Drs couldn't pinpoint a problem, waiting on my paychecks to come in, wondering if I needed to begin searching for a desk job etc.

I was struggling real hard trying to trust God and spent a lot of time in prayer, pain, tears, and worries. I felt crippled and the nerve pain was making my right leg really weak and not work right. The lower back would get real sore and tight making movement feel as if it was easily prone to injury.

Finally, my Dr told me he still couldn't pinpoint a problem but the was going to try using a long needle to stick in my spine and deliver a large dose of medication to try and help heal the problem.

Of course not ever having this done I didn't know what to expect and not knowing what to expect makes me really anxious.

And so I fell into the only person I trusted that has true control over my life. Jesus was on my mind day and night during my anxiety waiting on the day. I knew on the day I could choose being put to sleep or drugged up on happy pills. I didn't want to do neither as to like I love to be in control of my mind. And I have this weird fear of being put to sleep as to not knowing if I'll wake back up.






Then the morning arrived and God showed up that morning when I needed him most. But what really helped me was what God told me a few days before my scheduled procedure.

I felt God speak to me through these verses saying me in green and God in red.

[h=1]Mark 4:35-41New International Version (NIV)[/h][h=3]Jesus Calms the Storm[/h][FONT=&quot]35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we (I am about to) drown?”[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”[/FONT]


I had felt this storm within my mind and I felt God tell me to be quiet and be still and wait for he was going to calm the storm. And at that moment God asks me the very same questions. Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?

It was a strong confronting rebuking response to my anxiety.

And so the day of my appointment arrived and I knew God was with me and felt his presence. I felt a very calmness within me and was handling it far better than I have in the past. I denied being put to sleep and decided to take the drugs. hey waited for the drugs to kick in but they failed to wait long enough and I threw them up from having no food on the stomach and nerves. So I was then faced to walk into this storm no drugs. Dr told me I could come back another day but I knew that wouldn't make it any easier.

Keep in mind even though I was still anxious, I still felt secure and calm if that makes sense. And so I gave the go ahead and began to pray my way through the storm. I had a good Dr, great nurses and they took good care of me. The nurse talked to me while they numbed my back. I was just so focused on not moving so they wouldn't paralyze me.

I survived but I didn't start to feel healing until a month later even though they told me it would take 7 days.





I feel very blessed for God worked through my mind and the medical staff to bring healing to my back. I still have small issues but my mobility is far better and I have more hope than I had. I was literally at the last thing to try by Drs because they didn't even recommend surgery.

So this is my latest testimony showing how God worked in me as I faced my storm.


Unspoken- Sleep in the Storm
[video]
I was helped by neck surgery 18 years ago because there were no other options. The intense unbearable misery could not be helped by traction or physical therapy. You'll know when surgery is an option. Since this is an older post, it sounds like you are doing better. Also, neck surgery is different from back surgery, and neck surgery is often done by neurosurgeons, rather than orthopedic surgeons, but it's always good to get a second opinion. And it sounds like the Lord is talking to you, so He will be there with you and your wife.
 

von1

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Thanks for sharing your testimony, I saw your post several times. I just now clicked on it, I really enjoyed reading.
 

Roughsoul1991

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I was helped by neck surgery 18 years ago because there were no other options. The intense unbearable misery could not be helped by traction or physical therapy. You'll know when surgery is an option. Since this is an older post, it sounds like you are doing better. Also, neck surgery is different from back surgery, and neck surgery is often done by neurosurgeons, rather than orthopedic surgeons, but it's always good to get a second opinion. And it sounds like the Lord is talking to you, so He will be there with you and your wife.
I am doing much better compared to then. Still got issues but nothing as bad as it was.
 
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A few months back I was going through a trial that was laying heavy on my faith and I was unsure of the future. I had been dealing with bad nerve and lower back pain for the last 6 years from a vehicle accident. Well, my back had started giving me so much pain I was forced to take an extended leave from work that I was thinking it would only be a few weeks.

But it turned into a month and a half, filled with Dr visits, physical therapy, and a lot of stress. I was having high anxiety while the Drs couldn't pinpoint a problem, waiting on my paychecks to come in, wondering if I needed to begin searching for a desk job etc.

I was struggling real hard trying to trust God and spent a lot of time in prayer, pain, tears, and worries. I felt crippled and the nerve pain was making my right leg really weak and not work right. The lower back would get real sore and tight making movement feel as if it was easily prone to injury.

Finally, my Dr told me he still couldn't pinpoint a problem but the was going to try using a long needle to stick in my spine and deliver a large dose of medication to try and help heal the problem.

Of course not ever having this done I didn't know what to expect and not knowing what to expect makes me really anxious.

And so I fell into the only person I trusted that has true control over my life. Jesus was on my mind day and night during my anxiety waiting on the day. I knew on the day I could choose being put to sleep or drugged up on happy pills. I didn't want to do neither as to like I love to be in control of my mind. And I have this weird fear of being put to sleep as to not knowing if I'll wake back up.






Then the morning arrived and God showed up that morning when I needed him most. But what really helped me was what God told me a few days before my scheduled procedure.

I felt God speak to me through these verses saying me in green and God in red.

[h=1]Mark 4:35-41New International Version (NIV)[/h][h=3]Jesus Calms the Storm[/h][FONT=&quot]35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we (I am about to) drown?”[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”[/FONT]


I had felt this storm within my mind and I felt God tell me to be quiet and be still and wait for he was going to calm the storm. And at that moment God asks me the very same questions. Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?

It was a strong confronting rebuking response to my anxiety.

And so the day of my appointment arrived and I knew God was with me and felt his presence. I felt a very calmness within me and was handling it far better than I have in the past. I denied being put to sleep and decided to take the drugs. hey waited for the drugs to kick in but they failed to wait long enough and I threw them up from having no food on the stomach and nerves. So I was then faced to walk into this storm no drugs. Dr told me I could come back another day but I knew that wouldn't make it any easier.

Keep in mind even though I was still anxious, I still felt secure and calm if that makes sense. And so I gave the go ahead and began to pray my way through the storm. I had a good Dr, great nurses and they took good care of me. The nurse talked to me while they numbed my back. I was just so focused on not moving so they wouldn't paralyze me.

I survived but I didn't start to feel healing until a month later even though they told me it would take 7 days.





I feel very blessed for God worked through my mind and the medical staff to bring healing to my back. I still have small issues but my mobility is far better and I have more hope than I had. I was literally at the last thing to try by Drs because they didn't even recommend surgery.

So this is my latest testimony showing how God worked in me as I faced my storm.


Unspoken- Sleep in the Storm
[video]
Thank you for sharing your testimony, brother. Last night I ran into an amazing Christian sister by chance at the airport who shared a testimony about spinal healing by laying on of hands. Let's take that as a sign and confirmation of healing for us according to the will of God. In Jesus Name!
 
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Roughsoul1991 said: "A few months back I was going through a trial
that was laying heavy on my faith and I was unsure of the future."
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Precious friend, thanks so much for sharing. I will pray for you.
I hope This GRACE Word Before Great GRACE Departure
Will Be a blessing And Encouragement for you:

God's ALL-Sufficient GRACE in infirmities

Grace And Peace to All Dear readers/diligent students of
God's Holy Word! Praying Hopefully The Following Scriptures
Will Bring God's "Peace, Hope, And Comfort"
in your life in
This Current Dispensation Of The Amazing GRACE Of A
Wonderful God!:


(1) In That GRACE, God, In HIS Omniscience, Had Already
Chosen HIS Own In CHRIST, And Already Knew What

"infirmities, trouble, trials, afflictions, sufferings, And
persecutions we would go through,” And, Thank HIM, HE
"Promised" HE Will Never Give
us more testing than we
can handle. (Ephesians_1:4; 1_Corinthians_10:13 KJB!) Amen?

(2) Please:
Thank God IN {easy}, And, Also, FOR {Difficult?}, ALL things!
(
1_Thessalonians_5:18; Ephesians_5:20 KJB!)

(3) After Paul (our #"pattern"# for Today!), prayed 3 times
for his affliction, the "Answer he Received," According To The
Scriptures, Was:


"And HE {CHRIST} Said Unto me, MY GRACE Is Sufficient For
thee: For MY Strength Is Made Perfect in weakness. Most gladly
therefore will I rather glory
{cp} in my infirmities, that The
Power Of CHRIST May Rest Upon me!"
(
2_Corinthians_12:9 KJB!) {cp 2_Corinthians_11:23-30 KJB!}

(4) "For our light affliction, which Is But For A Moment, worketh
for us a Far More Exceeding And Eternal weight of glory; While
we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things
Which Are Not Seen: for the things which are seen [are]
temporal; but the things Which Are Not Seen Are Eternal!"
(
2_Corinthian_4:17-18 KJB!)

(5) "For I reckon that The Sufferings of this Present Time
are not worthy to be compared with The Glory which shall be
revealed in us. For the earnest Expectation of the creature
Waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God...


...ourselves also, which have The Firstfruits Of The Spirit,
even we ourselves groan within ourselves, WAITING for
The Adoption, to wit, The Redemption Of our body!"
(
Romans_8:18, 19, 23 KJB!) Blessed Hope! Amen?

(6) "Therefore being justified by faith, we have Peace with
God through our LORD JESUS CHRIST: By Whom also we
have access by faith into This GRACE Wherein we stand,
and rejoice in Hope of The Glory of God.


And not only so, but we glory {cp} in tribulations also: knowing
that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience;
and experience, Hope: And Hope maketh not ashamed; because
The Love Of God Is Shed Abroad in our hearts By The Holy Ghost
Which Is Given Unto us!"
(
Romans_5:1-5 KJB!) {cp 2_Corinthians_11:23-30 KJB!}

(7!) ”And HE That Searcheth the hearts Knoweth What Is The
Mind Of The Spirit, Because HE Maketh Intercession for the
saints According To The Will Of God. Likewise The Spirit Also
Helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray
for as we ought: But The Spirit Itself Maketh Intercession
For us with groanings which cannot be uttered!”
(
Romans_8:27-28 KJB!)

(8!) "Blessed Be God, Even The Father Of our LORD JESUS CHRIST,
The Father Of Mercies, And The God of ALL Comfort; Who Comforteth
us in All our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which
are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves Are
Comforted Of God!"
(
2_Corinthians_1:3-4 KJB!)

(9!) Please, always be “watching, Patiently waiting And Looking
For” That Blessed HOPE, The Imminent Return Of our LORD To
Take us Home To HEAVEN, In GLORIFICATION! {Thus, ENDING
ALL
of our "infirmities, trouble, trials, afflictions, sufferings, And
persecutions!”}
(
Ephesians_6:18; 1_Corinthians_15:51-57; 2_Corinthians_5:1-9;
2_Thessalonians_4:13-18 KJB!) = WONDERFUL Comfort! Amen?

(10) ”And we know That All things Work Together For Good To
them that love God, to them who Are The Called According To
HIS Purpose!”
(
Romans_8:28 KJB!)

(11a) Please memorize 2_Timothy_4:8 KJB!:

"Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
which The LORD, The Righteous Judge, Shall Give me At That Day:
and not to me only, but unto all them also that love HIS Appearing!"


(11b) Please Prayerfully/Carefully study 1_Corinthians_3:8-15 KJB!,
And "know" that, At "That Day {The JUDGMENT Seat}” Of CHRIST,
In HEAVEN,
ALL "good works" of loving/helping others WILL Surely
be "rewarded As gold, silver, And precious stones!" Amen?

(12) For ALL those who humbly {Believing 1_Corinthians_ 15:3-4 And
Ephesians_2:8-9 KJB!}, Trust CHRIST As their Personal SAVIOUR,

The Bible Says:

a): “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
(
2_Timothy_1:7 KJB!)

b): “Be careful [anxious] for nothing; but in every thing by
prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God. And the PEACE Of God, Which Passeth
all understanding, Shall Keep your hearts and minds through
CHRIST JESUS.


Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are True, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there
be any praise, think on these things.”
(
Philippians_4:6-8 KJB!)

c): # “Those things, which ye have both learned, and
received, and heard, and seen in me, [Paul!] do: # And
The God Of PEACE Shall Be With you.”
(
Philippians_4:9 KJB!)

-----------------------------------

Conclusion, for ALL of the “just who live BY FAITH”
{NOT feelings…}:

"For unto you It Is Given in the Behalf Of CHRIST, not only
to believe on HIM, But Also to suffer for HIS Sake"
(
Philippians_1:29 KJB!)

------------------------------

Again, All Precious friends, please:

Always Be Very Richly Blessed In The LORD And Saviour, JESUS CHRIST!