I have an existing thyroid condition called hypothyroidism which was diagnosed 4 years ago. I was told at the time that it was most probably triggered by pregnancy and childbirth and my thyroid levels would settle back to normal again. Well today the Doctor told me that my hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto Disease and that I will have to be on medication all my life. This was not the news I was looking for! What? Never to come off the thyroid medication? I was filthy.....not at the Doctor, but at the enemy.
I have been doing battle for months now and was weary and it now felt like I was being kicked while I was down. At the beginning of worship at our home group tonight this Scripture was read and I know that the Lord gave it as a gift just for me:
Isaiah 55:8-13 The Lord says, "My thoughts are not like your thoughts. Your ways are not like my ways. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my thoughts are higher than your thoughts.
Rain and snow fall from the sky and don't return without watering the ground. They cause the plants to sprout and grow, making seeds for the farmer and bread for the people.
The same thing is true of the words I speak. They will not return to me empty. They will make the things happen that I want to happen, and they suceed in doing what I send them to do.
So you will go out with joy and be led out in peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees in the field will clap their hands. Large cypress tress will grow where thornbushes were.
These things will be a reminder of the Lord's promise and this reminder will never be destroyed.
As the words were read out tears fell down my cheeks. I couldn't stop them. My King was reminding me of the promise he had given me about the new land he would take me to, and described it to me in Isaiah in all it's glory. It sounds like such a wonderful place to be and I can't wait to move into the new land.
So now I have another medical condition to fight against, but I also have the promise from my King to heal me and take me to a new land, where I don't have depression and I don't have Hashimoto's Disease.
Still taking lessons from the King,