Monday, April 15, 2013

Praise God for an Answer!

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've written about lack of sleep.  Well, it's been happening again, lately.

Normally, this wouldn't bother me, but a new development happened.  Last week, when I began nursing care once again, for the leaking of fluid and blood that I've been experiencing, my nurse took my blood pressure.

For background information, I'll let you know that I never had high blood pressure, until I became diabetic.  Those things happened to me, at the same time.

After the emergency surgery I had for an Incarcerated Hernia, it was confirmed to me that indeed the hernia problem had been causing other problems in my body.  My sugar level dropped to the high side of normal, and I no longer had any high blood pressure.

In fact, since then, I haven't required any medication for either of those conditions.  Praise God!

I know.  It's hard to believe.  I must tell you that before I had surgery just before Christmas in December, the nurse at the hospital doing my pre-op checkup found it hard to believe, also.

Upon testing me, the nurse found that my blood pressure was indeed normal.   Again, I praise God!

This past Wednesday, things were different.  When my nursing care began, the nurse took my blood pressure. 

Ahead of time, I told her that this was probably the worst time for anyone to take my blood pressure.  I had just gotten off the phone, after discussing a tremendously stressful situation with a family member.  And, I had been crying.

Sure enough, my blood pressure was high.

Stress from this family problem may be the main contributing factor, for I have truly felt overwhelmed between that and my leakage problem, lately.

Also, I believe all that stress has recently contributed to my lack of sleep.  It seems no matter how hard I try, and no matter how much I read my Bible and pray, my mind will just not relax enough for me to drift off into a restful and restorative sleep. 

It seems I must be carrying stress inside me, even if I am trusting in my Lord, Jesus Christ, for everything.  So, this morning, I literally called out (aloud) to God to help me. 

I reflected upon Psalm 118:5-9, "I called on the Lord in distress;
The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.
The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
The Lord is for me among those who help me;
Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.
It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in man.
It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in princes."

I'm thankful He answered me. 

Knowing I had to be up and running by a certain time, I set my alarm and once again tried to catch a few wink's sleep.  Even the half hour or so I drifted off, felt wonderful.

I praise You, Lord, for everything in my life.  The good things, and the not so good things.  Just as You, told us to do.

And, I'm thankful that You love me.  I'm thankful that You love us.  Your children.  I praise God for this!

Until next time...

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