This new journey started several months ago where I was having major stomach issues and the gastro specialists diagnosed me with Celiac Disease. Apparently, I was allergic to gluten (wheat, rye, and barley), which means I couldn’t have bread, pasta, fried foods, etc. Or so they thought. You can read all about it from the beginning here. Well, if you know me, you know that I absolutely live off sandwiches, specifically Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all usually consists of a sandwich of some sort. So you can just about imagine what culture shock it was for me not to be able to have that anymore. Though it was a huge lifestyle change, it was one that I was willing to make at all costs in order to feel well and be healthy again. However, I felt it in my gut (no pun intended) that this was only temporary and to trust the process. So I did. I followed the instructions from the specialists, but I also stayed in prayer, stayed positive, and stayed faithful. I trusted the process.

Now let me tell yall about the God I SERVE!!! Remember in a previous post, I told yall that I felt in my spirit that I would be eating a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A real soon? Well…


Yes, ma’am! I devoured that. As a matter of fact, my first sandwich was in L.A. a couple of weeks ago at In-N-Out Burger. It was my first time having it ever and it was delicious! I wish we had one here.


In short, it was acid reflux (check out the previous post for details). Although I still have to be careful about what I eat, I AM able to eat sandwiches, pastas, and fried foods again (just leave off anything with tomato). I feel better than I’ve felt in months. I can sleep lying down at night like normal people (although I’m far from normal). I feel like myself again. I have had a few rough nights here and there as I learn what foods agree with me and what foods do not, but overall I have been feeling great!

Thank you again for all the love, prayers, and support. You will never know what it means to me. God is SO GOOD!





4 thoughts on “#TrustTheProcess

  1. Quetta says:

    Won’t he do it?!!! ?? Girl, I had In N Out while I was there, too….yummers!! Glad it’s been properly diagnosed and you can go back to normalcy. When you told me you couldn’t have Chick-fil-A…..? I felt bad for you knowing how much you love them sandwiches with cheese, honey mustard, buffalo sauce, and Polynesian, right? LOL!!
    Anywho, thank God you’re adjusting and feeling better!

    • gbsmith06@gmail.com says:

      In N Out was delicious! Honey, I was missing my CFA though. Lol! Almost! No Polynesian. Mayo. Thanks, girl!! ??

  2. J says:

    God is so good indeed, girl. He knows how much you love sandwiches and allows you to have them!! We serve such a loving God who know all our needs and wants. #praise

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