Road to Recovery

I mentioned a couple days ago that I have been feeling under the weather – my asthma has been acting up, and my breathing has been much more labored.

I want to thank those of you who prayed on my behalf – your thoughtfulness and kindness mean a lot to me.

By God’s grace – along with the effective and fervent prayer of the righteous here on WordPress – I am starting to feel better. I’m not quite out of the woods yet; I will continue with my halotherapy pretty much every day, and keep myself indoors as much as possible (except for the occasional field trip to the beach!).

As I reflected on my improved state of health this week, these verses from Psalm 103 came to mind today:

While I still have asthma, I am definitely better than I was even a week ago. So I thank and praise God for putting me back on the road to recovery, even though I’m walking on it slowly. I also want to thank Him for all the other wonderful promises found in Psalm 103 (it’s a great chapter of the Bible – if you haven’t had the chance to read it, you may want to do so soon). We serve a loving, kind, and exceedingly benevolent God.

Dear Lord, I thank You for placing me back on the road to recovery, with the firm admonition that I am to walk slowly and not hurry myself. After all, the last thing that I desire is another relapse, as I’ve already had one of those earlier this year (and I’m not eager to repeat the experience).

Thank You also for the kind individuals who took the time to say a prayer for me. I ask that You return the blessing back on them, Lord, and whatever their hearts’ desires may be – provided that they align with Your sovereign will and purposes – I ask that You grant their requests.

Thank You for being such a compassionate and kind Savior and Lord. In Your name I pray, Amen.

22 thoughts on “Road to Recovery

    1. Yes and amen, my friend! Yes, my asthma is getting better, although unfortunately I ate something yesterday that didn’t quite agree with me, so my tummy has been a little bit off today. Still, though, I’m generally on the road to recovery! 🙂

      I will pray for safe travels as you go about your journeys.

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  1. Still praying for you. Interesting statement, “walking on the road to recovery, but walking on it slowly.” is similar to a thought this morning as I was getting ready to visit with a friend in the hospital: “Jesus was never in a hurry.” (Maybe a future post.:)Have a blessed weekend with prayers for His presence and continual healing.

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    1. Thanks! Unfortunately, the weather got hot again today, so my asthma started acting up again. Thankfully, however, it is supposed to cool down for the next few days, so my hope is that things will get back to normal again. 🙂

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      1. Wow, 60’s and 70’s for the autumn. Sounds quite nice! 🙂 Arkansas seems like it’s either humid and hot or really cold. There have been some years where I wonder where autumn went because it seemed to almost skip from summer to winter without much of an in-between. 😄

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      2. You see, it’s the humidity (plus the heat) that would do me in, from an asthma perspective. My Dad lives in Virginia, and he experiences that kind of weather all the time! He says that the climate changes all the time, though (warm one day, freezing the next). So I’ll keep my pleasant California weather, even though we are at greater risk for earthquakes than other parts of the country! 😮

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      3. Ooohhh. Your asthma wouldn’t like Arkansas’s heat and humidity either. I didn’t realize that Virginia was like that!

        Haha, that sounds like a good idea! 🙂 I guess ever part of the country has one drawback. For Arkansas, it gets its share of tornadoes! 😳 I don’t know if I’d trade that for earthquakes though. Both are pretty bad in their own way.

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      4. Yeah. We’ve thought about having a tornado shelter built, but we haven’t yet. Our strategy is, you go into the strongest part of the house and pray for safety. 😅 So far, so good – God is so good! 🙂

        I remember hearing on the news about Mayflower and Vilonia (towns in Arkansas) that got hit a few years ago. It was so tragic. The photos were devastating. And a few people lost their lives to that one…

        Yes, that’s what got Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz! 🙂 Though she was very lucky!

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