Being sick… can learn something

March started out like any other month busy getting ready for two weeks of Holiday Programmes and going to get away for a few days with the other volunteers at this great beach.  While on holiday I had to go to the emergency room because I had a kidney stone.  (For those of you who have known me for a while this would be the third time I have had a stone!)  It was scary for me because they had to do surgery right away and everything happened so fast.  They ended up just putting in a stint thinking that the stone would possibly move on it’s own.  Then I endured a week of this waiting on the stone.  Well the stone never moved so last Friday I had surgery where they had to laser blast the stone because it was so large!!  The surgery went fine I was in some pain at the hospital but once I let the doctor know I received some great medication and was just heading home to spend the weekend resting!  On Sunday things took a huge dip as I developed a fever.

By Sunday night I just wasn’t doing well but I thought I just needed to sleep the fever off.  That was a bad mistake on my part because what happen was the next twenty-four hours were awful.  I just got more symptoms and just got worse.  By Tuesday some dear friends came in and started seeing things and immediately saw I needed to get to the doctor.  The news from the doctor was that I was suffering from a virus that is going around.  Her concern was I was dehydrated because I couldn’t keep anything down, so she gave me a shot and said if I was still nauseous in the morning we were going to look at checking me into the hospital so I could get fluids.

Well Praise the Lord that did not have to happen and by Wednesday morning I was able to speak and could hold down fluids for the first time since Sunday afternoon!!  It has been an incredibly slow road and I have questioned why this has happened right now.  Even now I still struggle because I am just having to rest and be still.  I know God is teaching me something but of course I am stubborn!  This morning actually feeling the best I have felt in a while I opened up my devotional book to read these words…… “I am taking care of you.  Trust Me at all times.  Trust Me in all circumstances.  Trust Me with all your heart.  When you are weary and everything seems to be going wrong, you can still utter these four words: I TRUST YOU JESUS.” (Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)

I always try to see the positive in everything but the past 5 days have been so hard with being sick but reading this devotion this morning really got me thinking!  Jesus is taking care of me that is how I have to cling to and He is who He says He is.  To get sick when you are a single can be hard because you can be so independent and I have learned over these past couple of days that God has put so many wonderful people in my life who want to help and I need to let them.  I do feel so blessed.  I do ask you to continue to pray for healing and that I would trust Jesus and ask for help when needed!

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