New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
So glad Tonya Floyd started a Lyme Support Group here in Fort Wayne, Indiana!
About twenty of us met today in a local church, much like the setting I’ve met in before for both 12-step groups (Al Anon ACOA) and Fibromyalgia Support Groups years ago. Like they say, I just “keep coming back,” “round the tables” seeking those who understand, for hope and comfort. Glad that this group is here. So many groups get negative, discouraging, tangential, and dominated by one or two people. I find that a professional facilitator helps keep things on track. This group has two volunteer facilitators and they do keep things moving along, making sure everyone is heard in some way or another. Even support groups need healthy boundaries, eh?
Felt priviledged to be able to share some of my professional expertise today. Turns out that I haven’t forgotten that much since taking a medical leave of absence in March of this year. I was beginning to wonder if my rustiness was giving way to incompetence; certainly my dulled intellect from treating Lyme Disease and its co-infections brings doubt of any skill I used to have. Still can cook, clean, and drive my truck. But provide occupational therapy? Well, turns out there’s a great deal still here within me!
Thank you Lord for helping me to share some helpful tools with my fellow sojourners. Thank you for keeping my mind clear despite the four hours of sleep last night and change in schedule. Thank you for helping me to connect with my peers afterwards, chasing away the isolation I have been feeling recently. You are my Lord and I trust you completely. With love, :J