7 Responses to When We Try to Do Chronic Illness On Our Own

  1. Dear Sandy, this spoke so very deeply to my soul that tears streamed down almost instantly that I started reading! Thank you! 🙂

    The Holy Spirit breathed through this right into my heart and soul. It’s a message I really needed to hear. I stopped reading after the 2nd sentence & closed my eyes & I too “picture myself being guided by my Shepherd to a lush green meadow with a gentle stream rippling by.” What a beautiful scene I suddenly found myself in!! Soooo beautiful that it brought me to tears. I also really needed to hear again: “He is right there telling me “Do not fear,” ” Thank You Lord!

    Your deep suffering brings such incredible depth to your devotionals Sandy. I’m so very sorry that you suffer terribly and I’m thankful for the Lord’s help & comfort for you that comes to me, as I read what you’ve written from your heart to mine. Thank YOU Sandy!! Amen to the prayer too. I’m praying for you now. God bless you abundantly. LOTSoluv Kerryn ♥

    • What a blessing it is to me, to hear how you were blessed! Yes, I wrote it that way on purpose, Trusting in the Father to send waves of blessings. I do believe that out of all of my many devotionals this is one of the that was a deep comfort to write. I was sipping tea, and dabbing the tears from my eyes so that I could see to type. Smile! God bless you Kerryn, Soft hugs, Sandra Platt

  2. Dearest Sandy, as always your words are like a soothing salve upon a burn today.
    As I reflected on your words, I was taken back to a time as a child in Alabama, at my Aunt’s home. We would go out into the woods on their property, to a small.creek, enjoying the cool crip air of fall, and the peacefulness of that spring. Thank you for the reminder that our Savior and Lord desires to bring us to that same place each and every time we need HIM. As always I pray for you and that God would give you comfort and peace on those long painful nights. Sending you hugs. Di

    • What a magnificent memory that you get to keep forever! One that you can return to, time and again! Our Shepherd wants to bring us to springs of refreshment and meadows of mercy, anytime we call upon Him. Thanks for sharing your memory Di! You are a beautiful friend!
      Soft hugs and prayer, Sandra Platt

  3. This is beautiful Sandy 🙂
    Such a beautiful Psalm that teaches us so much and does provide that comfort needed when “pain is bigger and harder to control”. May each of us remember to ” trust the Good Shepherd as completely as sheep do their shepherd.”
    Praying for you dear friend!

    • Hello Fiona! Thank you for your comment and promise of prayer! The Good Shepherd is always with us, isn’t He. He will never leave us or forsake us. I do look to Him, and as a nature lover, hang on to His promises of green pastures and quiet waters. Praying for you too dear friend, Sandra Platt

  4. Dear Sandy,
    Your faith expressed as you live out this life on earth is an inspiration to us. I was just repeating the 23rd Psalm over and over yesterday as I had a time of pain and anxiousness. There is Jesus and the Holy Spirit’s power and comfort I that Psalm!! Love you

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