After combing through all the feedback concerning my gout, I can say with certainty that I am close to being a certified gout expert. Thank you all for your caring, I do appreciate it. I knew about the cherries and the baking soda, but I didn't know about some of the other remedies some of you listed.
There was one comment I would like to respond to, and that was from someone accusing me of not understanding the nature of God if I believed God allowed this pain in my body. The simplest response to that, is of course Paul's experience with his thorn in the flesh.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10, "And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."
Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
With that having been said, I will post a somewhat more substantial article this weekend. We've been working on updating the hand of help website, and that has taken up a substantial portion of my time. We've also been filming the truth for today program faithfully, and between those things, and other ministry matters, I really haven't had much quiet time.
If I could encourage you to do one thing, is pray continously, fervently, and passionately, for the peace of God to rest upon you, and reside in you. We have entered into some truly turbulent times, and all the natural disasters, coupled with civil unrest, coupled with an undercurrent of division and outright hatred throughout the world will necesitate our having the peace of God, that we might not react as the world, that we might not grow fearful as the world, but trust in the arms of our heavenly Father. Thank you again for your prayers, yoru advice on my infirmity, and your understanding for my need to balance my ministry life and my family life.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.