For the past few days, I have experienced sickness in a way that caused me to feel helpless and exhausted. I have been bed bound for two days and three nights. I have had to call out from work for both days, depend on my family to take care of me, and keep my mind entertained with Adventures in Odyssey. Sleep became my constant companion as it wrestled with the fever, headache, sore throat and weakness.
On day one of my illness, my mom came home from work after a 12 hour shift, cooked me some lovely chicken soup (see above), sat with me and ensured I was fully hydrated. Her acts of kindness did my heart (and health) such joy. Truly, I thought, I am one blessed girl. The following day (day 2), my grandmother came in the room and gave me some more soup, doused my head, back and bare chest with alcohol which led to me being drifted off to sleep. As for the men, my dad and son, well, I suppose they aren’t wired to nurture so they came in the room, asked the odd question of whether I was okay and became waiters (of pills and water). Friends texted with prayers of videos and or messages to check in and well, Holy Spirit kept my spirit in check reminding me that I am not alone.
All in all, this time of “forced pausing” yielded a time of reflection that has left me grateful that my body was able to cease the running up and down (saving of some gas too 😉). I have been able to regain energy now to encourage us all, that God is enough. He always provides just what we need, even if we think it is bitter herbs or the timing is off on our end.
It matters not so much what we are going through now or have gone through. God is enough. It matters not so much how many people are around or even absent, God is enough. Sure, things may seem missing, and certainly we have issues going awry but God is enough.