The Good and The Bad

I have been reluctant to post on here as often as I should and as I initially planned to keep you all abreast of how I’m doing.  I never wanted anyone to have to worry about me especially when I am not feeling well. I thought posting when I’m not feeling well would put my loved ones on edge or maybe in a panic.  Well, God has dealt with me on this issue and I know that I must report not only when I’m feeling great but when I feeling not so great.  I’ve come to learn that you never know when someone else may be blessed by your story: Psalms 105:1 O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the people.

Last Sunday, I felt like a train wreck.  I could not eat, felt extreme nausea, and could not stop coughing.  I had not experienced this type of cough since I was first diagnosed with lung cancer.  I was a little scared to say the least, but I assure you it only lasted a moment. I began to pray fervently every moment.  I prayed for everything from continued healing to simply Lord please let the coughing stop.  I prayed some times until tears began to just flow.  I couldn’t wait for the day to be over so that maybe I could sleep through the sickness that night.

Well night fall came and I eventually just fell asleep, still praying as I dozed off.  The next morning, I felt better.  It’s amazing what prayer and a little rest will do for your body.  I started my day as usual with my juice, oatmeal, apricot seeds (more about this addition to my diet on the next post), and supplements. Then it was on to my daily “upside down coffee break” where I try to find things to do to keep my mind focused.  Usually, I will pray, watch Dr. Stanley on my In Touch Ministries app,read the Bible or play UNO.  This time though, I decided to read the daily devotion on my phone’s Bible app. With total amazement, I couldn’t believe the scripture.  God has a way of speaking to us directly which just floors me every time.  He is so faithful to us that it puts me in complete awe.  The scripture was Psalms 103: 2-5:

Bless the Lord O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;  Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;  Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Now, I’m not sure what your thinking but I know the God we serve is a mighty God.  He knew exactly what I needed and when I needed confirmation.  I know He loves us all dearly but He has a way of making me feel like I’m the only one.  I am thankful that He choose me for what ever reason (that I intend to find out).

It is my hope that this will bless you and will remind you at all times to keep your focus on God.  He said He will supply all our needs.



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