I assume that many of you who follow this page are struggling with migraines, since that is the focus of this blog. As you know the struggle is physical, emotional, and difficult for others to understand. It is frustrating in its persistence and severity, leaving many wondering, “Why is this happening to me?” The impact on relationships, work responsibilities, and ability to go places raises questions about purpose in life.
Some have wondered how I have been able to have joy in the midst of this kind of suffering. There is only one answer to that question: my faith. I used to wonder how a person’s faith could provide strength to bear afflictions. Now I know, and I want others to know. In my new book, “More Precious Than Gold,” I have written specifically about the thought process I have gone through the past several years during my worst period of migraines and vertigo. You may wonder how I felt like writing a book, given that it is so difficult to even come up with words during the pain and brain fog of a migraine. I have been feeling better, but not migraine-free, and worked to get my thoughts down while I could.
I am aware that many of you may not be Christians and therefore not interested. However, I ask you to consider the following questions:
- Do you have hope for the future?
- Do you have peace with your circumstances?
- Do you have joy even when you’re not enjoying?
I answer yes to all of these questions because of my adoption into God’s family, the care He gives while I am in this life, and the promise of the life to come with Him in Heaven, where there will be no more tears or pain. This is only possible by accepting Christ as my Savior.
“More Precious Than Gold” is not all about me. Rather, it is an explanation about how the Christian faith works to strengthen a believer going through a trial. I do use “clips” from my migraine experience as illustrations, but the points made apply to any type of trial. If you are a believer, please be encouraged by this book. If you are not a Christian, please consider my testimony as a taste of what is possible.
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