I have been thinking about our journey with Crohn’s that started in 2010, I say ours because my wife and family have been through this with me every step, this journey has taken us to 5 different hospital systems here in Columbus Ohio and the Cleveland Clinic, and more than 50 doctors, plus holistic doctors, this disease has affected every part of my body and yet there seem to be no answers from anyone in the medical profession other than this, “my bodies reaction to this disease is unlike any other, I don’t fit into any diagnoses or any textbook, as a matter of fact, they will be writing studies on how Crohn’s has affected my digestive system, nervous system, muscular system, my skeletal parts, my lungs, and so on.”
This I understand I have a Heavenly Father who has me in His hands, He is my creator, my healer, my sustainer, my strength, the very breath I breathe and I am in His hands. My life is not mine to live, it is His. To me, it doesn’t matter what I go through for He is with me, and every day I surrender all of me to Him to do as He pleases so others will know Him and His grace and mercy
There may not be any medical reasons why my body responds to everything they have tried in a negative way, no answers the doctors can give and no cure from a human standpoint, but this I know my God is able to heal and help me in everything, anytime and in anyway.
My hope is this that in all I do, all I go through all I bear that Christ is exalted and that others would know the hope of glory Christ in me and have the peace I have or greater still more than I have in Christ alone.
“What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this, I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
Philippians 1:18-21 NASB
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