Friday, August 05, 2011

Who Gets the Glory?

Skipping Lessons From the Edge this week, because I realized I wanted to do one more post about the anxiety/depression issue.

At my most recent doctor visit, Dr. Handelsman wrote in my file: Complete remission. She said, "I love being able to write that!"
I love being at a place in my recovery where she's able to write it.
I am so thankful to God for all He's brought me through, and for where He still intends to take me.

And I want to be certain that point is very clear.

To be sure, I think the world of Dr. Handelsman. She's terrific.
In all honesty, I have called fluoxetine 'my new best friend'.
Without question, I am indebted to Dr. Bourne for the things I learned in The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook.
But they don't get the glory for the statement, Complete remission.

No sir!

All glory to GOD!!!

HE, alone, is my Healer and my Deliverer. HE is the Lifter of my head. HE fills me with joy and gives me hope.
The doctors, the medicine, the rational thinking - they're all tools God uses. But HE is the one who worked it all together and brought me to where I am today. So while I have high regard for His tools, I give all my praise to HIM!



Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Amen and hallelujah!!!

Patricia/NYC said...

Amen! And thank you for sharing your story with us!
You are such a blessing!

Enjoy your weekend!

TheUnSoccerMom said...

God is Good!!! ALL the time!!! :o)

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - That's right.

Patricia - I'm glad to share the story. :o)
And, OK. If you insist. I'll enjoy my weekend. *wink*

Jodi - All the time. God is good!!!

Beth E. said...

You are an overcomer, Karen, by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony...praising God with you for victory over depression!


Amanda said...

Love to hear all these praises and read the good news. :) Blessings to you!

Larie Writes-Proverbs 27:19 said...

Same thing I said about my anti-depressant...God is exalted!


Irritable Mother said...

Beth - Victory in Jesus is a beautiful thing!

Thanks, Amanda. :o)

Larie - I want to exalt Him in ALL things.