Last Sunday afternoon, after I went back to the church from my dentist appointment, I told Melisa that I was feeling really tired. She told me to sleep but I couldn't as we needed to go home. Aside from that, we also needed to drop by the market to buy our food supplies for the week. So we left at around 6 PM and bought the stuff in the market and head home.
It rained on our way home. And although the cab driver was kind enough to take us straight home (most taxi drivers would complain so we'd cut our trip and just drop by the municipal hall and ride a tricycle from there going home), we were still a little wet with the mist before we were able to get a cab.
After dinner, I knew I wasn't feeling well as I was starting to feel cold. So I asked my sisters if I could rest first and they could take care of Nate - to which they politely agreed. When I was in bed, that's when I knew I'm sick. I started shaking as I was really feeling cold. My sister was kind enough to give me a back massage. I slept early. I woke up feeling bloated and a few minutes later, I felt the need to go to the restroom. By the morning, I knew I was having constipation.
To be sick on a Monday is something that I really hate. I spent the entire day in bed yesterday and I had to force myself to go to work. And you know what's worse? I wasn't performing well at work. I made a mistake that made my boss really unhappy. I was feeling so down and demotivated.
What I am thankful for now is that I am feeling better - no more constipation, no more flu, and my voice (which is my main tool at work) isn't hoarse. There are still 4 more days before this work-week ends and I am just giving everything to God now. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. The name of the Lord be praised!
Times when my body is down with a sickness, I am always reminded of God's word. That He heals. That He sustains. That He provides good health. Let me share with you six of the many God's promises of healing. May you find these verses uplifting too.
Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Psalm 30:2 (NIV)
"Lord my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me."
Psalm 103:2-4 (NIV)
"Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,"
Psalm 147:3 (NIV)
"He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds."
Jeremiah 17:14 (NIV)
"Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed;
save me and I will be saved,
for you are the one I praise."
Mark 5:34 (NIV)
"He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
I'd like to add this article post from Our Daily Bread in addition to these verses as I find this article really heart warming. If you're sick while reading this, I pray that God will heal you and that His promises of healing will strengthen your faith in Him during these times when you're physically down.