Hep C Treatment: When Dark Clouds Roll in
Normally when you take medication the results are you feel better. But in the case of Hep C treatment, you are taking medication that will make you feel sick but ultimately will resolve your liver disease, thus you will feel better. I mentioned to my husband, you really have to psyche yourself up, pray and visualize you are putting something in your body to ’go after’ the virus.
Giving yourself meds to make you feel crummy is not normal. It calls you to look beyond the moment and the temporary to the ultimate goal, to be virus free.
Remember this analogy, you are fighting an army. You have an arsenal working FOR YOU. The army of this virus has fewer numbers. This is an excellent time to launch an attack. The battle cry has sounded. The charge has been called. You are armed and ready for battle.Just as the Lord was with Joshua and David in battle, so he is with you. His hand is upon you and your safety is in his hands. You will overcome. “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” Psalm 105:4
If you are feeling bad today remember, it is temporary, it is not permanent. It will pass. Take Heart. Be Strong and Courageous. Keep your thoughts focused on the goal. Strive to remain conscious of God’s presence in the midst of what you’re feeling today. Talk to him and tell him whatever is on your mind. You can rely on His strength.
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14 NIV
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV
Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God. Isaiah 50:10 NIV
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, In whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2 NIV
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11 NIV
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.” With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation." Psalm 91:14-16 NIV
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 NIV
Father, when darkness tries to cover me and fear overcomes me, I call out to you and you will save me. You come to my aid and deliver me. Thank you for fighting for me. For when I am weak you are strong. May you fortify my body with strength and give me the spirit of a mighty warrior. And when I lie down and sleep may I have peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
In Jesus name, Amen.
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This entry was originally published on Life Beyond Hepatitis C June 27. It is reprinted with permission.