“God! Look! Enemies past counting!” Psalm 3.1
Last night I did not know if I was going to make it. All the signs were there – left earache, ringing, light head, and cold sweats. Enemies every where I looked! I have just come off a long cycle of antibiotics and one would think that they would have attacked the infection. Four days later and the symptoms are back stronger than ever!
My support structure quickly kicked in. First, a call to my Doctor in New Jersey, second, a quick call to my private nurse to make sure I followed the right steps. The final step consisted of buckets of water, in and on me.
It seemed as if nothing worked. The deliverables at work for the day are still incomplete. My to-do list continues to grow. People with commitments forget I exist. It is as if my enemies are all in harmony!
Lessons learned in the last 24 hours include the following:
There are lots more people caring about us than we realize. Tough experiences often bring out people’s best. If one remains focused on their priorities they will experience peace in the midst of turmoil.
Even if there is lots of support the pain may not go away.
Sometimes the best remedy is do to nothing unusual. When life really is painful living in the grace of the moment is the best response. Love is an amazing power – distance doesn’t weaken it
I wish I could describe some amazing healing that has taken place, or a power that tapped me on the shoulder and said everything would be ok but this is not the case, or is it?
God continues to forgive my mistakes and makes His love (grace) readily available. God is in control and will win. These things I know. In reality, an amazing healing continues to take place, my broken relationship with God, and everything will be ok, God has promised.
So I struggle on. I take lots of fluids, rest in His grace, work my lists, extending kindness to people I meet.