They don’t always come with ribbons and bows
And sometimes we forget they are there…
A couple things happened over the last weekend that I
Would like to share.
My doctor closed her practice, just a little over a year
I called to make an appointment with another and I
Was put on a six month waiting list.
When the appointment time came, COVID appeared.
No appointments were kept, so I just thought I would
White knuckle it, surely I could make it on my own!
Now just a little over a year later, I find things are creeping
Up in a rather excessive way.
Waking up with early morning chatter, which is often
There, but much more vocal.
Numbers running through my head, there again
Usually there, but as stress increases, they escalate.
Intrusive unwanted thoughts.
Over concern with religious cares.
And children I can do nothing about.
All symptoms of OCD.
Well once again I realize, maybe it is time to
Consider the fact, this is getting out of hand.
I began googling for help and I
Came across a guest speaker on a website.
As I listened to his name, Ian Osborne, a Christian
Psychiatrist, I remember I had his book ‘Can
Christianity Cure OCD” I had received a lot of
Help, but in my struggles for more answers I had
Put it on a shelf and forgotten it. The thrust of
His message was, ‘ this illness is too painful to
Bear alone, you need to reach out and ask for help.’
Well this was message number one!
The next day I went to church and the message was
Given ‘when things are too hard, you need to reach
Out and ask for help’
Well this was message number two!
So needless to say, Monday morning, I was on the
Phone searching for a list of providers. The list
Was long, and each one I called, had either a long
Waiting list or unable to accept my insurance.
But finally coming to a name next to the last, a very nice
Counseling service came to my aide (and with no waiting list).
Hopefully I’m on my way to recovery once again!
But I need to remember –
“There is no cure for this illness, but with God
It is manageable!
I Like the promise
“Ask, and it shall be given you, search and you
Will find…for everyone that asks, receives”
Book of Matthew Chapter 7 Verse 7-8