This week has been a bit of a crazy week, university is beginning and already I am feeling the pressure of having to juggle two courses, my law degree and also my criminal psychology course, along with the everyday obstacles that Ehlers-Danlos throws at me. However I am extremely thankful that God has given me the ability to study two intense courses and I am thankful that due to modern-day technology I am able to study from home with ease.
I am delighted that Nottingham Trent University offer such a fantastic LLB Distance Learning Law degree and I am excited to get started into a routine of studying again. Therefore starting next week I will be back to studying law properly and I cannot wait. However, I would really appreciate your prayers right now as I have currently six pieces of coursework due for criminal psychology and also pre-arrival law activities. Consequently, my blog may not be updated as regularly as before, although I hope to still update once at week.
Nothing has changed from the health side of things, I’m just still awaiting a bed to become available in London for my first two week inpatient stay, however I’m really hoping this will be in the near future since the sooner treatment starts the better, in the hope that I can get my life back to some kind of normality, even if it’s going to be a long haul.
Right now everything seems a little bit scary and unknown, I have fears, hopes and “what if’s,” but I know that although this next year I will be balancing studying, hospital life, the cd and all else in between; I know that I will manage, I will get through because God never leaves my side. I’m scared, but I will give my fears and worries over to Him. I am thankful that God is my place of quiet retreat, away from the thoughts of this hectic year. I praise God that He will stick with me and therefore I know that it will be okay. God is my shield and my hope, therefore I pray that I will trust in Him, I know that God is my lamp and my light, He will lead me through this next year and I have no reason to fear.
“But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy one of Israel, your Saviour.'” Isaiah 43:1-3.
God is my creator, He has redeemed me, He is my protection and my guidance. I am His, He is mine…I have no reason to be afraid!