Friday, October 2, 2009

Weariness Turned into Praise!

Excuse me for taking so long to post again. After my last post titled Weary, I know I left some of you wondering how I was doing. Thank you so much for your prayers! I'm so incredibly thankful to post that my weariness has turned into PRAISE!

The words of David in Psalm 30 echo the praise in my heart. I'll share a bit of it with you here:

2 to 5 Oh LORD my God, I cried out to you for help, and you restored my health. You brought me up from the grave, O LORD, You kept me from falling into the pit of death. Sing to the LORD, all you godly ones! Praise his holy name...Weeping may go on all night, but joy comes in the morning.

11 & 12 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever!

It has been an incredible journey. A year of my back, neck, right shoulder, arm and hand due to a herniated disk in my neck. There have been many ups and downs. Many doctor's visits. Some short-lived bouts of relief and then relapses. Never really feeling well. A lot of frustration, tiredness and weariness...and even more prayer!

Then, there was a breakthrough last week. I visited a chiropractor who does some alternative treatments. I had known of him for quite a long time. Someone had actually referred me to him several months ago. His office is 1 1/2 hours from my home. I had gone through so many ups and downs...and had visited a few different doctors so I wasn't sure going there would be worth the trip. Then, desperation really hit me. My husband, Alan and I, were praying so tearfully. Honestly, crying out to the LORD for help. It felt like this doctor was where God was leading us next.

To make a long story shot, I walked out of this chiropractor's office feeling better than I had in a very, very long time. There were tears in my eyes as I left his office...and my heart sang the LORD's praises all the way home! To be honest, I have had so many set-backs throughout the last year that I was almost afraid to move, in fear the pain was going to come back on full force. I hated to even mouth the words that I actually felt better. I didn't allow the fear to consume me. I chose faith instead. I couldn't be silent! I praised the LORD...and have continued to praise! I will continue to give Him the glory!

I should make it clear that I am NOT completely pain free. However, I feel such incredible relief. I go back to see my new chiropractor friend next week. I praise the LORD for leading me to him. Health is something I took for granted more!

Thank you, LORD, for hearing our prayers! Thank you for restoring my health! I know it's only going to get better. My weeping went on all night, but joy came in the morning!!! I will continually sing Your praises!!! I will give You thanks forever!


  1. This is great news, Rachel! I think sometimes we get to our wit's end when our crying out to the Lord carries a heavier tone... a weary worn out that finally releases the much needed relief from his hands. I'm not sure why that it or even the theology behind all that; I just know that I've seen this happen over and over again with myself and with others. May God refresh your spirit, along with your flesh, as these promising days of fall begin to unfold.


  2. Rachel,

    I'm so sorry to read of the strugle you've had this past year. It's good to see that you are starting to finally make the up-swing. I'm convined a good chiropractor (key word being good) can do things with the body that a MD has no clue of. My husband had experience in this area a while back. I pray that all good things may continue to increase with you and your family.

    I'm so glad that you came by my blog and visited. It's nice to get to know other bloggers - especially Hoosiers! :0) So, what part of Indiana did you call home?

    Looking forward to getting to know you.

  3. Rachel,

    I'm so sorry for all your physical issues. I can TRULY relate. Our entire family has battle health issues this year, and I've endured some long-term stuff. Not fun. But God is in it, teaching me to praise Him in the midst of it all.

    Oh--I found a magnificent chiropractor (in another state, unfortunately!) whom I see whenever I go to Michigan. He truly works wonders. I'm glad you found a good one, too. :)

  4. Rachel, what a sweet spirit you have! It brought tears to my eyes that you would leave the chiropractor's office with thanksgiving, just for feeling a little better! I'm going to pray for you, for God to supernaturally heal you!


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