hope tonight finds you each as happy and well as possible. I had wanted to seek how faith had played a role in your journey with Lupus, but most of the most recent activity dated back to a year ago and older, so I thought I'd start a new thread. so all in all, I guess I want to know how faith (or any other means of coping for that manner) has aided you in this journey we take with Lupus.
my first lesson learned upon my diagnosis was that I can't do this 100% on my own. I need to let go of some of this 'independent streak' of mine and accept help in something that truly has no control. it's a hard transition- but not impossible. it was at this point that after consulting with the rheumy and my family, that I needed to consult in the one entity that can and does handle everything for me: GOD.
as for myself, I can honestly say it's drawn me closer to God and taught me to slow down, rest and listen to him. in my "pre-Lupus" life, this was something I was not good at- at all. now, I pace myself. I rest. I pray. I work. I talk to God more and I've learned that sometimes we are given something not only because we are strong enough to endure it, but to help someone else that might have a hard time at first. here's where you all have come in...I came here seeking validation for what I was experiencing and I got that and a lot more.
while strengthening my relationship with God, I learned more about the things my Mom experienced in her final years of life. it gave me more patience and understanding with her. I've been shown a lot through my growing faith and Lupus. there is still plenty I don't understand, but I feel faith has had a huge role in how I cope today. so...with all that said, tell me what aids in your walk with Lupus: