This is the story of how God brought me through a difficult Lyme diagnosis. I had an ideal childhood, it was wonderful. But life was difficult, too. I experienced migraines, digestive issues, and more. I didn’t know what was wrong, but the Lord did. Finally, I took a Lyme test, which showed that I tested positive for Lyme.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection either from a tick which invades your body, or it’s passed down from one of your parents. It takes over your body and causes severe symptoms such as numbness, fatigue, joint pain, and headaches. Following my diagnosis at age 17, I was relieved to finally have an answer to all my symptoms. I felt nervous too, but God gave me peace. Following high school graduation, someone invited me to work at my church. I agreed, and life stabilized.
Unfortunately, some injuries and illnesses weakened my body in the summer of 2021. My Lyme flared up horrifyingly fast. I couldn’t work because I developed a heart condition from the Lyme. Insomnia and autonomic dysfunction filled my days and nights. I couldn’t eat and thought I was dying. Then miraculously, God healed my heart condition after receiving prayer! I then tried to return to work multiple times, but I was still too weak. So I quit. But God was faithful to bring even more healing after I quit.
My body then calmed down, but shortly after, things went south. In March of 2022, my insomnia was triggered. I couldn’t sleep. One day, I prayed for God’s will to be done. After I prayed, my mom gave me some medicine. Providentially, what I took helped both my insomnia and my Lyme tremendously! I felt like I was my normal self again. I was also healthy enough to go on a mission trip.
Now, God allows me to minister to others in difficult times. And I simply enjoy living life. I’m very grateful to be healthy, because there were days in my past where I wondered if I’d ever be healthy again.
Don’t hesitate to ask God to carry out His perfect will in your life, whatever the outcome is. Surrender everything to Jesus, His will is best. He may take you somewhere that you didn’t plan to go, but you can trust the Good Shepherd to faithfully lead you. What the enemy meant for evil, God meant for good.