January 8, 2014

The Hard Truth

Happy Hump Day, y'all! I'm so sorry I've been a bad blogger these past few days, but there's a reason for why I haven't been around. Recently, I went to the Doctor (for my neck) and got confirmation on results that came back from an MRI that I had done in 2012, and because of the confirmation, I have been pretty bummed/frustrated/stressed by what I was told. The facts. The 100% diagnosis. I've been waiting YEARS for some Doctor to tell me what was wrong. You'd think I'd be more relieved to know now what I have so that I can be treated correctly. But you know what? I'd be lying if I didn't say that sometimes finding out the truth is HARDER then playing the guessing game.

But I am thankful. And I know that God is in control. I pray and would love if you would pray that I stay encouraged throughout all of this, especially in the next few weeks before I go back from my checkup. I guess I can say that in the past (and currently) I've had a hard time with "waiting". Waiting to get better. Waiting to find out what the next steps are. I need to continue to remind myself that it could be WORSE. I don't need surgery now (PRAISE). Medicine and more physical therapy might help. And later down the road, when I have come to terms with this issue and feel more comfortable, I will share my story of what I've learned I have (it's not life threatening so please don't worry).
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Sure, some might think I am over sharing, but this issue has interfered with my daily life and I've hardly ever shared what I've been going through except to my family and closest friends. And typing my thoughts out has surprisingly been a huge help, so why not do what makes me feel good, especially if it's on my own blog? Whew! Sorry friends, that was a lot of information...ha :)

So what does one do when they need a "pick-me-up" or reminder of how good God is even through the hardest times? Well for me, I turn to my best friends, LifeGroup gals, the boyfriend and family. Let me just show you two ways of how awesome God's timing is when it come's to giving you what you need.

1. Is it a coincidence that my LifeGroup leader Holly sent out an article to our group titled 'Waiting on God is Hard, and That's OK'? I don't think so. I read it at just the right time...when myheart was heavy and I was frustrated with WAITING. I really liked how Aaron Coalson said "the longer we wait the more the wait itself becomes a type of suffering that can hammer away at our sanity without the right perspective". This is a MUST read, and you can find the article here.

2. Another friend of mine posted on her Facebook page a link that took me to a site that has 16 FREE eBooks from Beth Moore! Talk about an awesome surprise! I immediately downloaded a handful of them onto my iPhone and iPad and have already started reading 'A Heart Like His'. If you are a Beth Moore fan, or interested in some free eBooks, you have until this Friday to download them. here is the link...enjoy!   
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I hope each and every one of you knows how appreciative I am of you and how thankful I am for having such dedicated blog followers/readers <3 Until next time!


  1. Praying for you Melissa during this time. I hope that God will comfort you in your pain, in your worry, and in your waiting. We are blessed to love an amazing God who loves us more than we can imagine. No doubt that he is going to use this to make in you something beautiful! Stay strong :-)

  2. Praying for you, girl! "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 This verse has helped me through so much :) Stay strong!

  3. Love you my sweet friend! Proud of you for sharing your current heart. God is capable of more than we can even fathom, trust in that sweet truth! This is a part of your story precious girl! xo :)

  4. I'm praying for you new friend. I'm sorry to hear your story, but happy to see your hopeful heart! Looking forward to your posts and learning more about you! And thank you for sharing the link, I am excited to reading them.

    Amanda xo

    1. Amanda!
      Thank you SO much for your sweet comment, Amanda. It made me smile so big! Having a hopeful heart is so hard at times but it's what I've gotta have to remember that God is GOOD all the time and that he will help me get through these rough times :) I really hope you enjoy the links too! They are so good and worth checking out. Let me know what you think!

      Oh! And I noticed you are a no reply blogger! Girl let's get that fixed :) Read my post (below) to learn how to fix that! http://simplysweetmelissa.blogspot.com/2013/12/no-reply-bloggers.html

      Talk soon sweet one!

  5. It's funny how certain things pop in our lives, just right when we need them!! Praying!

  6. I am so, so proud of you for sharing this on your blog!!! Sharing something personal can be intimidating, and I know how hard your medical situation has been for you and how stressed you've been - but just know that God is taking care of you!! And I am here to take care of you too!! I am so happy to have you as a friend and if you ever need to talk, I am here!

  7. Lifting you up, girlie!!! Praying for peace and comfort that only HE can bring!!!! xx

  8. I'm praying for you sweet girl!!! I hope that you start to feel better really soon!! I'm here if you ever need to talk!!


  9. So sorry to hear that! I can understand how you feel relief to know what is wrong but also stressed or overwhelmed now that you know. Prayers for everything to work out okay!

  10. Praying for you! Medical stuff is no fun, especially with pain! Eat loads of ice cream to cheer up, and I've been reading through Jesus Calling and it is SO rewarding. If there is anything I can do, like a note through snail mail, let me know!


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