The Importance of Faith in Tackling Gastroparesis


Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be!

First, what it is: Gastroparesis is a terrible stomach disease that can make you feel like you’re having the stomach flu 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You’re constantly battling the symptoms that are changing how you live your life.

Second, let go all of the bad feelings of gastroparesis. A chronic illness like gastroparesis is tough to let go of because its brings never-ending pain, but what gastroparesis doesn’t control is your attitude. You control your attitude. Your attitude changes your direction. Throw away all your anger, frustration and tears out the door. Bring in the positivity!! Look at all the good in your life. All the people who love you and the new person you have become.

Lastly, have faith in what your life will be. Keeping faith in God, your family and your friends will allow you to tackle the difficult symptoms associated with gastroparesis. Faith is having complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

Since diagnosed with gastroparesis, my faith and relationship with God has skyrocketed. I look at the world in a totally different view because of my faith. I realize how important it is to find happiness. Whether that is keeping in touch and developing friendships, enjoying the comfort of my family or being able to try different foods that before had made me sick.  Faith is viewed differently for all of us. Think about what you have faith in.

Do you have faith in your doctors to help relieve your pain? Do you have faith in your family and friends to help you through difficult times?

Most importantly, do you have faith in yourself?

Let that sink in.

Having faith in yourself and others allows you to keep moving through life with positivity and perseverance. Faith makes you aware that what happens in life happens for a reason.

The random people you encounter. The things that suddenly affect you. The actions you take. It’s all part of life’s journey.

Life can be one wild ride, but having faith in God, family and people can help you take on whatever life throws at you. It helps you get through each day dealing with gastroparesis or any chronic illness. Now that you know how to accept gastroparesis, let go of it and have faith in what your life will be. The faith you have is going to be the glue that holds your life together.

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