As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. -- Isaiah 55:10-11

Friday, February 13, 2009

Rejoice with Me!

Praise be to the Lord
my Rock
who trains my hands for war,
my fingers for battle.
He is
my loving God,
my stronghold,
and my deliverer,
my shield,
in whom I take refuge,
who subdues people under me.
Psalm 144:1-2


sharilyn said...

hmmm. i especially like that "subdues people under me" part! :) (sorry, but i crack myself up most of the time!)

i am so glad for the SOLID ROCK Who is our God!

are you feeling better??

Jerri Phillips said...

Sharilyn,thank you for asking. Honestly, I think so. I know that sounds non-commital, but it is as honest an answer as I have.

When I went to the doctor Tuesday, I really didn't realize how sick I was, I guess. I had in my mind she'd give me an antibiotic, and the sinus infection would be kicked, and I'd go on, BUT...

The sinus infection created the bronchitis issue because of the drainage. It also allowed the laryngitis to set in. Until the sinus infection is gone, the bronchitis and laryngitis can't heal. In the meantime, I can't do anything that makes me have to breathe more or harder. Things like cleaning the house, ironing, doing dishes, talking...all wear me out in an absurd hurry.

And then there is the dizziness! If I cough too hard, talk to much, or get winded, I get really dizzy because the oxygen level plummets. Or if I move my head very much, the fluid in my ears from the sinus ick makes me dizzy. Driving is pretty much a no-non.

To add to the fun, I'm putting at least 5 different chemicals in my system multiple times a day. Mostly, they make me want to sleep. If I don't sleep, the room spins. Not nifty.

So, as you can tell, I'm whining. I'm really getting pretty tired of being so ill, BUT I do know I am getting better. I am thankful I could see a doctor. I am thankful for the medicines, and I'm thankful for all the people who have covered my family and me in prayer and with hands and feet the last two weeks. Prayerfully, I will be well and can return the favor soon!

Again, thank you for asking...and listening to my rant. :-)