Picture #1: A cane. This is the cane I used to walk with. Lyme disease caused me to struggle with imbalance, deep fatigue, nerve pain, complex migraines, and some other fun symptoms. For a while, I was too weak to walk on two legs, so I adopted a third and leaned on this fancy walking stick for support. Then, four years ago, God began healing me. One day, I put this cane in the closet, and it’s been there, untouched, ever since.
Picture #2: A stool. For a long time, I needed this little guy for support while washing dishes at the sink. Then, two years ago, I started feeling strong enough to stand for several minutes at a time on my own. The stool now leans against the laundry room wall instead of being something upon which I must lean.
Picture #3: My laptop computer. This was once my writing companion until intense brain fog from Lyme crept in and scattered any hope of creativity. I had to put writing on the shelf for over two years as I wrestled, prayed, and hoped God would fix my broken brain. Then, a couple months ago, the fog cleared. Now, I’m humbled to be writing again and thinking clearly without having to stumble through a mental mist every day.
I’m still in the process of healing, and this will be an ongoing journey, but these pictures are a good reminder that in God’s hands even broken things—whether a body, mind, or spirit—can still be made whole again. I’m living proof.