I discovered this new food pyramid online. I like this style of eating and have been trying to move to this diet for a while due to diabetes in my family. I am glad that I found this online. It’s good to know someone else feels the way I do about limiting my grains and legumes so much. I have diabetes in my family and have been trying to eat low carb for a while. I am not diabetic; but have been told I could be pre-diabetic. I feel that is no longer the case because of my low carb healthy eating style. Research this for yourself beginning with this website above and see if it’s right for you. I feel much better since I have been eating this way–more energy, less cravings, weight loss (about 2-3 pounds a week or 10-12 pounds a month). Please feel free to comment below about what new healthy diet you have discovered.
I was talking to a nurse today who told me many patients proclaim, “I didn’t know it would hurt this much” when they come out of surgery. And they expect to be medicated until the pain is completely gone. But it is not always safe to be medicated that much. Sometimes we just have to live with some pain until we are healed. Medication is only to alleviate some of the pain, not necessarily to totally remove it.
That’s the way it is with our emotions too. Sometimes we want to totally get rid of the pain of rejection, depression, anger, hatred, emotional pain of abuse, etc. And that’s why I believe addictions are so much of a problem today. Whether it is gambling, drugs, alcohol, shopping, eating, watching TV or whatever one chooses to escape from the pain, many of us have succumb to addictions. I know I have my moments of trying to escape the pain of this world. How can we solve this problem?
Know That Pain Will Come, it’s a Promise
We were told there was going to be pain. Jesus said “In this world you will have trouble, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33. Jesus was a man full of sorry and He has grieved because of the state of man’s soul who has not trusted in Him. He told us that we should be ready for pain and sorrow. That means I should not expect to be happy every day. I have joy because Jesus is with me, supporting me through difficult times, but it is not always fun or easy or pleasant.
Know That There is a Solution, It’s also a Promise
Jesus said, “Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” He is always with us. He will never leave. He wants to carry our burdens. The bible is full of verses that comfort the soul. The greatest comfort is knowing that this fallen world is only temporary. One day I will pass on into the spiritual realm and live life with Jesus face to face. This world will pass away, but the love of the Lord lasts forever.
Learn to Live with Some Pain
Knowing that there will be pain helps me expect it and prepare for it. Knowing that it is temporary lets me realize that I won’t be in pain forever. Also as I grow older, I know that physical pain is a part of life. I seldom take pain medication. I just live with it for a while. I know it’s going away eventually, when He comes to take me Home to Heaven.
BE OF GOOD CHEER!!
I’m the type of person that sees the glass half empty. When something goes wrong it’s easy to dwell on the negative; like a stubbed toe, that’s all we can think about at the time. From now on, I want to see the positive side of life at all times. Here’s lesson #1:
Lesson #1 – Getting sick means a day off work.
I awoke today with a slightly sore throat. I went to work as usual. No big deal, just a cold, I thought. I looked down my throat in a mirror and discovered my tonsils were swollen. I went to the doctor during my lunch hour and was told I had strep throat. I discovered it soon so it wasn’t bad and my throat barely hurts. But, it is still contagious, and I was told to stay home from work the rest of the day and tomorrow. My supervisor is fine with that. “We will just cancel the appointments and reschedule them when you get back.” So, I now get a day off not even feeling bad except for a slightly sore throat, no coughing, no fever. God has given me time to rest in Him and build up some needed refreshing times. Next time there is a seemingly negative event in your life, try to find the positive side of it, or at least the lesson to be learned through the trial.
This is Terri Byars, seeing the positive side of life.