Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Impossible? Possible!

In a recent Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about how I do my very best to keep my eyes upon Jesus. 

After all, He is my Lord and Saviour.  The one person I am relying on to provide healing for me.  Total, restorative healing.

Believe it or not, this is month five (5) of having ill health. 

Some people might be thinking that I should be better by now.  The fact is... I am not.  Not yet, at least.

On a regular basis, both my surgeon and my nurse remind me that I am not to bend, stretch, lift or carry anything.  lol  That's easier said than done!  Especially, since I live alone and have no one here to assist me.

I must admit, I have not been the perfect patient.  I have had to bend. 

Like Sunday evening, January 6th, when my incision began pouring out body fluid. 

It hadn't just seeped onto the floor, in one location.  Unfortunately, before I realized what was happening, my body fluid had already fallen on the floor, every step of the way between my refrigerator in the kitchen, to my recliner chair in the livingroom.

Sigh... 

Even though I wasn't supposed to do this, I bent over and cleaned it up.  All of it.  After all, I couldn't leave it there, to dry. 

And, I'm here by myself.  Who was going to do this for me?  No one.  So, I had to rely on my Lord to help me.

When I say it wasn't an easy task, I truly mean it.  But, I was thankful God helped me.  I couldn't have done it, without Him.

How thankful I was that I have ceramic tile flooring.  Had my apartment had carpeting, I would have been in a horrible situation.  So much so, that I think I may not have been able to clean it.  Again, thank You, Lord!

Of course, I do my best to follow the instructions I've been given. 

Rather than lift a pot or pan too heavy for me, there are times when I've elected to boil eggs, or make a sandwich, or a light meal of some sort, just so I won't cause myself any harm, physically.

Why do I do this? 

The obvious reason is so that I won't cause myself any harm.  To promote my healing, without causing any further trauma.  But, there's another reason, that may not be obvious.

Obedience.

Those who gave me these instructions, know what is good for me, and what is not.  They know what will encourage healing for me, and what will not.

Sort of like Jesus.  Our Great Physician, for whom all things are possible. 

Of course, thinking of this, always reminds me of Luke 1:37, "For with God nothing shall be impossible."

I may be doing everything in my power to be obedient to the medical people in control of my healthcare at the moment, but the person I am truly trusting in for my healing, is my Lord, Jesus Christ.

Once again, I thank you for praying for me.  May God bless you, richly.


Until next time...

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