Friday, October 9, 2009

Fibro Friday - Fibromyalgia in the Bible

Fibromyalgia has been around for centuries. In fact, it has been written that Cleopatra suffered with this condition.  But how come you never hear of any "stars" having it.  I did some research and could only find a handful of people and then I found something that goes back to the day of Christ.

It could be inferred that Job (from the Bible) suffered from FM.  There are many verses that decribe his suffering and pains that were very similiar to FM.  In Chapter 7:3-4 it is written: " So am I allotted months of vanity, and nights of trouble are appointed me. When I lie down I say, 'When shall I arise?' but the night continues, and I am continually tossing until dawn." 

In Chapter 30: 16-17: "And now my soul is poured out within me; days of affliction have seized me.  At night it pierces my bones within me, and my gnawing pains take no rest."  (New American Standard Bible)

This makes me feel a little better.  I believe the Bible as the true word of God.  And if it's in the Bible then I really know that it's not "all in my head."


Beth said...

Wow! I just found the same thing in the bible! I too suffer from FMS. God bless ya sista. :)

timappel said...

Thank You so much for this blog, sister! I'm 36 and have suffered for 17 years, Just found out this year that I have FM. God is the one who brings me through each trying day...

Blessings, love and prayers to you and your family.

Tim Appel