So before you join me in my pity party, maybe you can relate to me? Have you ever been sick and seemed not to get well?
To add to my misery, it started to get cold and rainy. We made it to the huts for the night but I didn’t sleep well. By morning I was very sick. And what’s worse the storm had picked up and there was nothing to do but hike down in cold rain, occasionally taking shelter form lightning.
One of the events I had to cancel was a Gospel Music Night scheduled to bring together a bunch of wonderful musicians and friends for a Christian concert in my back yard! I couldn’t see why God would want to let such a wonderful event to be cancelled.
My friend Wyndham is sick; he is now in a wheel chair. The doctors can not figure out the cause of his degeneration… I am sure “Why” comes up a lot in his prayers. My husband has not been able to advance in his job after 17 years working in the same place… he can get discouraged.
But God really does know what is best even when we can’t see it! “If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?”- Matt 6:30
But does this mean we stop our anti-biotic or Stop trying to get a better job or stop looking for a cure? Certainly not! The battle with Satan is real. Our hearts are vulnerable to so many things, so many demons! How happy would the enemy be if we melted into self pity or worse, bitterness toward God himself. No! “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12
So “We take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ” 2 cor 10:12 – And surrender to God’s timing while we continue to fight our spiritual, emotional and physical battles!
And I believe that this cough will go away!!!!!