Good morning all-
I'm sorry for the lack of posts on my part. I am still recuperating from what I will call the worst flu of the century. I have never been knocked down so long! As a matter of fact, you know you aren't doing good when your husband tells you to your face, "Honey I think you need to go rest, you just don't look good." For one thing, he never tells me to go rest and secondly, who tells a woman she looks bad, right?
Well during my time of convalescing I have thought about my Father often. Was it in His will to let me be down? Did I need a new understanding of who He is? Or did I just need to sit still for awhile and let the God of the Universe be one with me? I'm still not sure of that answer but I know that I am back up and running. I have gone to the store, made coffee, and will be getting ready for church. One moment, I thought I couldn't feel any worse and the next I'm healed and ready for the day. Of course it is only 8:57 am.
What has God spoken in these last couple of days? Well, He's shown me the blog by Anne Graham Lot on suffering. He has reaffirmed my stance on being in the Bible and looking for Him. He has healed a spirit that was so down, I wasn't sure she would ever get back up and He has walked with me and talked to me every day during this illness.
It's funny because I have always been scared of illness. I think that's why I've tried so hard not to get stagnate and to keep moving at all costs. But then the flu's of 2013 came through and showed me that I'm not as invincible as I would like to believe. At least they were just for a moment. Many suffer day after day with illness and don't get a break from their pain. Those are the people my heart aches for, those that can't put one foot in front of the other. May God be with them and bless them for He is the great physician and by His wounds we are healed. I hope today finds you well but mostly I hope you have escaped the epidemic of flu that is hitting the US. I have much more appreciation for wellness than I ever had before.
Psalm 147:3 NKJV:
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Isaiah 53:5 NKJV:
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
My prayer today:
O, Lord, although I hate being ill, I love being with You. I love thinking about You and asking You to heal my bones. I love thinking that although I am weak, You are so strong. I love believing that tomorrow will bring about wellness and I love contemplating that You are near. You are the Father of all and You know exactly what we need, when we need it. You are God and You are just. I'm praying for the world Lord. I'm asking that the people that inhabit this world will look for You in sickness and health. I'm praying that we would get our manna every day from You and that as the sun rises, we will know You are near. I'm also praying for rain to wash over the Midwest. We are in grave need of water, water which will replenish the earth and help our land. Just like You have done for me in the last days, heal the earth, heal Your people and rise up today! I love You Lord more than anyone can fathom. Be with all of Your ladies today as we come before You asking for our Lord to lead us to His side! In Jesus name, AMEN