Friday, 25 April 2008

Learning From a Rough Week

I'd been sick for a week now and I'm still recovering although feeling much better. It seems I had gotten a nasty case of food poisoning (not fun) and after nobody else got it and it lasted for so long, I knew it wasn't just a stomach flu. It's so easy to take our good health for granted. This was probably the hardest week I've had in long time. For the last few weeks I had been learning to take everything to God in prayer so that's exactly what I did. Last Thursday night I still felt fine but I had a bit of a cold so I prayed for God to take it away and I woke up in the morning with this. Personally I would rather have taken the cold. And every time I prayed for healing it just got worse and just when I thought I was starting to feel better it got worse again. My faith was really under fire.

Sometimes you get bored from doing chores and the same things all the time, but don't complain. It's really hard when you're too sick to do the things you normally do. After hardly being able to eat for a week, loosing nearly ten pounds (and I'm fairly small as it is), and being extremely weak, I was pretty well left in bed a few days. Then you see that Mom could use a lot of help but you can't help her and when you offer she sends you to bed. So don't ever complain about all the work you have to do; thank God for the health that you can do those things.

Anyway, I have a lot to do but I'll try and post again early next week. Blessings!


  1. Food poisoning is terrible, sorry you got it.

    Thank you for that encouragement I'll definitely be thankful that I am healthy and that I can do the things I normally do.

  2. Bless you! Keep bringing everything to Him and trusting Him. You always encourage me. :)

  3. I thought you looked different on Sunday. Did you find out for sure that it was food poisening. Our children all got the flu too and the girls` lasted 9 days. It was really bad. Just seems like so many things always going around. Yes, God sure is good to help us through it all!

  4. I know it is never fun being sick. I wouldn't be so quick to say that because of your lack of faith God didn't heal you. It may be tht God wanted to teach you something through it. Now you will be able to have true compassion on others who are sick. Or maybe God is preparing you for something greater. If we asked God to take away all hardships (having the faith that He could) he wouldn't because we would miss out on a lot of lessons.

    Great post!