Four months after falling seriously ill and disappearing from social media, EEW Magazine Founder Dianna Hobbs, posted a message on Facebook Sunday morning.
“Hey, it’s Dianna. In pain today, but feeling stronger,” said the 40-year-old award-winning Christian media specialist in the first words she’s uttered online since last September.
As previously reported, known as one of the Top 100 faith bloggers in America, Hobbs was diagnosed with two conditions specialists say are incurable— an autoimmune disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis and a chronic rheumatic condition known as Fibromyalgia.
Rheumatoid Arthritis causes white blood cells to mistake healthy cells for foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. Essentially, the body attacks itself, leading to destructive results. Fibromyalgia causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. The combination of the individually painful diseases has taken an even greater toll on her body.
“Thank you for the love, prayer, scriptures, encouragement. I’m overwhelmed & grateful. I know God is working,” continued the best-selling author of The New A-list, a resource on abstinence widely used in ministries across the nation to encourage purity.
Though Hobbs tested positive for a high level of “The Rheumatoid Factor,” a bad protein in herblood, making her disease more aggressive and painful, she says she is holding fast to a special Scripture on her grueling journey to recovery and wholeness.
“In this season, I am clinging to His word. ‘Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all,'” Hobbs wrote, quoting a passage in Psalm 34:19.
She also thanked the legion of people “praying for me,” from around the world adding, “It means everything.
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SOURCE: Empowering Everyday Women Ministries News