“Speak it out!” The Voice within, I knew to be the Holy Spirit, prompted as I walked briskly down the country road. I was alone and in the tranquil rural surroundings, with only the cattle to hear me, it was still a struggle to raise my voice for fear of looking like an idiot. I’d always kept things inside. Tried to be prudent and exercise self control with speech. But this urge was pulling against the old quiet habit and so I started to talk to Him out loud. Tried to sing. And most of all, to beg Him to tell me why I was getting sick again, thyroid broken, when I thought this mountain had been conquered.
(Guest post by Racheal Cameron)
The words “Yeshua, Son of David, have mercy on me!” were rising up within me as I desperately sought His help.
About a year prior, I’d been diagnosed with thyroid autoimmune disease. The wise doctor had told me I had to stay off gluten, and most likely for the rest of my life. I did that. I then eliminated other foods also and things had improved vastly. I’d gone from constant brain fog, anxiety attacks, insomnia and fatigue to feeling healthy and human again.
All this while trying to homeschool and care for my large family. I’d been so thankful that health was returning…but about 10 months later I was starting to have the old symptoms return and I certainly hadn’t been eating the wrong things, so couldn’t understand where this was coming from.
“Look up the spiritual root of thyroid autoimmune disease” the Holy Spirit spoke. Hmm. Good point. I’d been trying all sorts of physical and natural remedies, but maybe there was more to this. As soon as I got home, I got on the net and searched it. The first article I found spoke right to me. It was penned (or typed!) by a woman who had also come down with the same symptoms, had the same diagnosis, but miraculously, she’d found a doctor who knew greater depths of healing than just handing people prescriptions for drugs.
He had asked about her history and found out she’d spent several years in a legal battle after a car accident and she was pretty emotionally spent and feeling like she wasn’t being heard. He went on to explain to her that although dietary changes help, there’s more to it than that. The thyroid is spiritually connected to our ability to communicate and be heard. Long term suppression of communication will eventually cause the thyroid to manifest and break down.
The tears started to flow as it hit me this was exactly how I’d been living, and that healing was now mine. Day after day I’d buried my true thoughts and feelings to keep the peace in my marriage and life, to keep others happy and avoid hurting anyone’s feelings. Maybe lots of books about being a submissive wife and the like had pushed me a little too far, to the point where I thought it might be out of line to say what I really felt. But inside I’d been disappointed, trapped and often fed up.
The doctor had suggested the woman keep a journal to express herself, but she detested writing. So she went to a voice coach and began to sing…then the healing came.
For me, I love to keep a journal, but the more specific need was to communicate honestly with my husband. So we had a chat and my goiter went down straight away. Then I started sleeping properly and thinking clearly. God healed me of the disease!
2 Corinthians 10:5 “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”
This is so true. I remember back in 2011 I was seething about our marriage, fed up with being neglected and as I washed the dishes, the Holy Spirit had spoken to me that if I continued those thought patterns, I would make myself sick. And years later, that’s what had happened. I’d kept all this undealt with resentment inside from not communicating with my husband about the problem and made myself sick. But now am far more aware of the need to ‘take every thought captive’ and not dig myself into the misery pit. And to ‘confess our sins to one another and pray for each other so that we may be healed” James 5:16
Racheal Cameron is a homeschooling, homesteading, mother to 6 children. She has previously shared her knowledge of essential oils here along with reviewing, Healing Oils of the Bible and contributing her wisdom on how to spend time with God and teaching your children to do the same!