Haven't had any serious side effects today after starting my new treatment, which is always a good sign. Also, had some good news this morning after talking with the doctor. I was getting a little discouraged about the steroids and some of the side effects I have been experiencing, but through my conversation with the doc, I was again reminded how God always knows best and He always has the big picture. I love the example a speaker gave recently about God's point of view verses our own. (I know I have given it before, but it bears repeating.) Our lives are like a tapestry and God's view is looking down at the beautifully finished picture. Our view is the under side of the tapestry, the side that has all of the yarn jumbled together. Many times we can't make sense of our circumstances or a given situation, but God always sees the finished picture. To connect the dots......I was discouraged with the fact that I seemed to be the worst case scenario with my symptoms for Lyme disease that my doc has had, at least when it comes to the nerve/ neurological damage (muscle shakes and pain)...you know, the whole "why Me?" pity party. Anyway, I find out today , because of that specific "problem" I will not have to experience all of the awful side effects from the meds through this leg of the race, because the steroids will work against them. (Which means that I should be better off than most.) I know it may seem small, but honestly I hung up the phone today and smiled. It was as if God was smirking and saying, "You know, you really can trust me.....I do have your best interest in mind."
Today I have been so grateful for so many things, but mostly I am so very thankful that even in the midst of tragedy or seemingly shattered dreams, God is absolutely in control and has me in the palm of His hands. There is no better nor stable security than that.