From fibromyalgia pain to Scripture praise

From the cave of my darkened bedroom, I tried to picture a life freed from the pain of fibromyalgia, the agony of the long, sleepless nights, and the bombardment of sensory overload. But water fell in front of the images, so that I saw only distortions of what could be. During these times, I turned from myself to Scriptures. The Psalms especially spoke to me as David poured out his heart, his “Why,” his anger … and then his praise. I learned from David that there is hope … and praise … and healing.

Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all my iniquities,
Who heals all my diseases;
Who redeems my life from the pit,
Who crowns me with lovingkindness and compassion;
Who satisfies my years with good things,
So that my youth is renewed like the eagle. Psalm 103:1-5

Surely my griefs [sickness] He Himself bore, And my sorrows [pains] He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten [struck down] of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for my transgressions, He was crushed for my iniquities; The chastening for my well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging I am healed. Isaiah 53:4-5

This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: “HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES.” Matthew 8:17

Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; Save me and I will be saved, For You are my praise.  Jeremiah 17:14

My prayer for you

These Scriptures are my heart’s cry and my hope for you, a hope that is expecting miracles. May your health be restored; may your pain dissolve, and may you recognize the great and precious promises and blessings that our Great Creator and Healer has for you. Only believe. He is ABLE.

6 thoughts on “From fibromyalgia pain to Scripture praise

  1. I have fibromyalgia and get maybe 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night
    I get up every morning at 2:30
    I have the worst brain fog and I am so exhausted and overwhelmed everyday with sensory issues,I have to go to my car and take naps on my breaks at work
    I feel stuck right now however I have God’s promises to keep me with hope of COMPLETE healing and He gives me what I need to persevere each day
    I don’t believe His abundance of life He has promised is suppose to be like this
    I have a calling to help broken people and this body keeps me from thinking clearly and doing what needs to be done
    Please pray for me
    I am blessed indeed but this body feels like a curse,just being honest here


    • Holly, I have been there. The pain at night was so intense that I could not sleep, and I would be driving down streets that I had driven 100 times (probably an exaggerated number), and I wouldn’t recognize where I was because of the brain fog. I was stuck and ready to resign from my job, but I thought God had something else for me to accomplish. Now, I praise the Lord for fibro and the fact that I went through the pain and hopelessness. You already know what your calling is: to help broken people. Because of your calling, brokenness is a blessing. Jesus was broken for our sins and our sicknesses to redeem us. When you have no hope in yourself or man, you have to look to God and trust in His power, His healing touch, His guiding you. God gave me a life verse: Isaiah 40:31, but read the context of the entire chapter and then trust in this: Yet those who wait for the LORD/ Will gain new strength; / They will mount up with wings like eagles, / They will run and not get tired, / They will walk and not become weary.

      Father, You are our Great Healer. Bless Holly with the knowledge of Your presence and guidance in this difficult time. Pour out healing, Your perfect healing. Healing of her mind, her body, and her spirit. By Your stripes, Jesus, Holly is healed in Your perfect timing. Use this time of affliction to draw Holly closer to You, Lord. Guide her spirit as she presses into You in the most intimate and urgent manner she has ever done. Guide her study of Your Word. Holy Spirit, prompt her prayers and pray for her when she doesn’t know what to pray.

      Holly, please keep in touch with me and let me know how you are doing.

      The Lord has a special work that He has prepared for you to accomplish from the foundation of the world. Trust in Him, and He will accomplish it.

      Blessings, Karen


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    • Mana,

      Thank you for your gracious post. Sorry that I’ve delayed getting to you. We have been in India. I look forward to hearing from you again. May the Lord richly bless you and keep you in His great and precious promises.



  3. Karen, I particularly appreciate the passage from Jeremiah that you shared. Like you I’m blessed to say that God has brought a measure of healing in my life. While I am not free of pain I believe that I’ve been healed. For some healing does not always mean a life free of pain which is unfortunate but joy can still be found. Blessings to you as you encourage to people to look for joy and pursue healing however it might look.


    • My dear Karen,

      I am glad that God has brought you healing. Sometimes healing is a process, and that process can also bring blessings as you wait upon God for a complete healing. Remember, Abraham had the promise, and he waited for 25 years! Joseph has the vision of his family bowing down before him, and he believed God. His brothers threw him in the pit, sold him into slavery, and he ended up in prison. He interpreted the dreams, and it took another 2 years for the cup bearer to remember him, but God delivered him and the dream became true. Trust in the Lord; wait in the Lord, and He will renew your strength. Please keep me updated on how you are doing. May the Lord richly bless you! Karen


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