Sickness Has Taken Over!!

I had another blog post planned for Friday. But life happened. My husband and my daughter both got a stomach bug and we spent a lot of time this week trying to get her better. She still can’t shake the diarrhea (TMI? Sorry, it happens), and we are both tired and frustrated. Not only is it horrible that she is sick, but she acts fine with no fever or symptoms…then we will take her to school, and she gets sick again. I spent many days this week having to call out or leave work early to take her home. It’s been a long week full of exhaustion, frustration and feelings of hopelessness.

We have tried all sorts of medicines. We are big holistic folks, so we are working on that. We feel we have tried it all and nothing is working. It feels hopeless. We feel lost. Sad. Frustrated. Even angry.

When I (or my loved ones) get sick, it makes me feel as if we will never come out of it. We are naturally healthy people, so sickness is a rare occurrence. I have tried to lean on my own understanding this week, and have not prayer enough or trusted God enough to get through this.

I have experienced an overwhelming feeling that I cannot handle “all the things” that have come my way this week. I am behind at work. I cannot keep my home clean. Tons of laundry. Missed blog posts. Exhaustion. Dirty, unwashed hair.

Then I am reminded of this:

healing quote

God’s does not plan these things that happen to us to harm us. He is love and He cares for us. He simply asks me to trust Him. To trade my worry and heavy burden(s) over to Him. And man, did I fail on that one this week. I am learning more and more that life happens. And regardless of how it stresses me out, He has my back.

How many times did I actually pray for my family vs. asking others to pray for us? Am I really going back to a place of shirking my responsibility as a Christ-follower? When has worry ever accomplished anything for me?

God has certainly used this as a means to teach me about my (continual) lack of trust and lack of a prayer life. May I always remember to run to Him first, for comfort and for strength. And may I remember that He promises me full abundance, goodness and mercy all the days of my life. <ay you be encouraged. When the little (or even big) things of life get you down, He has your back. You can lean on Him. His promises are true.

Psalm 23

Please pray for my sweetie. I don’t blog much about her here, but she is one of the best things to ever come into my life. I know all my parents friends out there understand how hard it is to see your children hurting. Thank you all so much for your continued prayers and faith.

Faces of Eden Collage

Blessings,

Comments

  1. I’m so sorry your girl has been sick! I hope she gets better soon!

  2. Hopefully today is a better day for all of you. Sending more prayers your way!

  3. Dr. Linda Ford says:

    Thanks for the encouragement and wisdom. I too am “down with the bug” and I “am too busy to be sick!”.
    WoW! I know this too shall pass..just not in my way or my timing.
    God is good all the time and I will just trust..and rest..and wait with joy. Because I can take comfort in knowing I don’t have the power to ruin any of God’s plans!!
    Prayers for me. Prayers for you. Prayers for sweet Eden.
    Xo

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