This is a post I wrote way back in 2007, but still applicable!!! It is neat to see how God worked us through that tough time!! I know the Lord has brought you through and is doing it now. Hang in there!!
Do you remember that song?? Nobodies gonna breaka' my stride, nobodies gonna slow me down, oh no, i got to keep on movin'. Well, that is what I am singing today. I will not give up and I will not give in. This has been the sickest I have ever been in all my born days, but it will not take me down. Listen the Psalm the Lord gave me this morning - this is my banner:Ps. 3
1 O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me, "God will not deliver him." Selah [a]
3 But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift [b] up my head.
4 To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. Selah
5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
6 I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side.
7 Arise, O LORD! Deliver me, O my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.
8 From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.
I do have a whole plethora of foes hanging around my house called germs. I have no idea when this is going to let up, but i don't think it can last forever. My son is not doing any better - in fact he is now throwing up with it all. Clay is feeling better and I am determined to be better. I ran to the bank and am going to go to the post office after I finish this. I am going to do life, and take many breaks for rest - as much as i need.
I am sure there are those out there that say i should just sit back and forget about ministry for a few weeks - NO WAY. Unless He puts me in the hospital, we will continue on. His Word will go forth! He will be glorified and I pray honored. God will be my deliverer, but it has to come in His own timing. There is a huge spiritual war going on right now against Clay and I. We close on the house on Thursday, I have more ministry than i have ever had in one location in one month - Norris City - and all the things with the kids. There is no better time to confuse us, frustrate us, and to bring us down than now. But Clay and I woke up with a holy vengeance - God is coming to our rescue we just have to hold on - the chariots are going to come rushing in at any moment and do away with this nonsense at my house. I know - He is my redeemer! "You are a shield around me, O Lord."
Father deliver us all. Strike them with your power and with the commands of Your voice. Lord, I know all must obey when you speak, so Lord, tell the stuff that has been thrown at us all to be gone - leave us alone, and bring us health!! Father, I praise you and I love you. I know you are the only true Lord and God. All will bow to You and all will say that You are worthy!! There is nothing that keep your love from me and there is nothing that can snatch we from the palm of your hands! Oh Father, lover of my soul, my rock, my refuge, my redeemer, my fortress, my healer, my comforter, my Jehovah Raphe - You are my everything!! I love you!!