Finding Peace

I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands and my soul refused to be comforted. Psalm 77:1-2

Prior to my diagnosis of Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease, during the nearly 18 month diagnostic period, I spent many sleepless nights in distress trying to understand what was happening in my life. Like the psalmist in today’s passage, I sought the Lord at night with untiring and outstretched hands. My soul refused to be comforted because I was in limbo with regard to a definitive diagnosis for my troubling situation.

As I look back at that distressing period, I realize God used the time to bring me ever closer to Him as I sought His counsel day and night. God knew exactly what was going on but He needed my full attention and complete trust to help prepare me for what lay ahead. Of course, the diagnosis of Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease finally came and with God’s help, I accepted the diagnosis which allowed me to move from victim to warrior. You see, God heard all my cries for help and He was with me all the way.

Perhaps you are currently engaged in the lengthy diagnostic process or maybe you just recently received a diagnosis of early stage dementia. Either way, God hears your cries for help and understands your distress. Seek Him today and ask for His counsel. He can ease your anxiety by bringing a perfect peace that surpasses all understanding. How do I know this? Because He benevolently brought me that same perfect peace in the midst of my mayhem. I know He can do the same for you!

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