“I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.” Isaiah 45:3 ESV
After 15 months, countless doctors (literally we do not have a list of all the urgent care folks) and medical bills, bills, bills… our daughter FINALLY received a diagnosis of advanced Lyme Disease and Mono.
15 months! The list of symptoms is daunting, but the treatment is very doable- heavy antibiotics. We are praying for good response (!) and no residual damage after such a long time of rampant bacteria from this teeny tiny deer-tick bite. Mercy.
Why so hard to diagnose? Why so long? Why so many specialists that never checked for an autoimmune desease? We have all been so distracted by her eye-sight disturbances and vertigo… and she never showed any “rash” (a typical indicator).
Btw The Mayo Clinic in November of 2016 just linked eyesight issues with Lyme Disease.
So is God good? Does He have a plan for our daughter’s good? Can I trust Him with what’s ahead?
For me, I can because of all He has done in the past. I have seen Him carry us through darkness before and from that darkness give us treasure. I choose to trust Him again, today, with this. He is my Hope, my Strength, my Life.
“I thank You, Father for even this and for caring for our child. You are the the LORD, the One Who calls me by name.”