Some of you may be wondering why I haven’t been commenting on your Messages as often as I usually do and that I have also not Posted except for the two Re-blogs by Bill and Peter, both of these Christian Men have a great focus, I’m sure you would have been blessed like we were by their Messages, Thank you to those who let them know they are appreciated.
I would like to share now why I’m limited temporally in my Blogging and also share about something very disturbing that happened to me recently but as hard as it was to endure, it does indeed show God is with us through all the Storms that life brings. Perhaps it would not have been so frightening for me if Ron had been here but he is staying with his Daughter, thank you for those who are continuing to pray for him, apart from extreme tiredness he is managing OK on the Chemo.
I woke up in the middle of the night last week in acute pain in my left thigh and leg, I have a pinched nerve from an accident on my Scooter, they injected a Steroid into my Spine a few days before which can take up to a week to work so I had some pain when walking but not like this, the pain started in my right leg too, I was scared, the front door was locked and I had forgotten to put my Mobil close to the bed. I was screaming in pain but no one heard me, it was 2.30am in the Morning.
I slid down onto the floor after praying and using some of God’s Balm (see link below) I tried stretching out my legs but the pain prevented me and than I remembered I had some pain killers in the bedside chest, so I reached up and took one but I knew from taking them before that it would take at least half an hour to be affective. I was in extreme pain but yes I was still praying, I put some more of God’s Balm on and amazingly the pain started to ease straight away and enough for me to crawl to a chair and pull myself up, I made my way slowly to the front door and opened it and than went into the Office and called an Ambulance, the Dogs were very frightened so I comforted them and waited, which was not long.
The Ambulance Paramedics made sure the dogs were OK they locked up the house and than took me to Caboolture Public Hospital, they were very efficient and caring woman and they showed an interest in me as a person and not just as part of their workload.
When we arrived at the Hospital, the Ward Assistant helped me get settled in a cubical in the Emergency Ward where I was to wait for the Doctor and as she did I was amazed and greatly comforted to see a painted Butterfly on the wall of the cubical, if you read my link below you will understand why this comforted me so much. The other cubicles which were mostly empty had different animals painted on their walls, I also had a little girl angel smelling a rose on the opposite wall. It seems they were short of beds and put me in the Children’s section. Once again I was overwhelmed by God’s Compassion and Love for us, I have no doubt He wanted to remind me He was there with me, as He has done more than once before and yes sometimes with Butterflies.
A Nurse came and took my details and blood pressure etc than the Doctor examined me, she was also very caring and attentive, and reassured me it was the Steroids and that the pain would go when it settled into my system. I noticed that everyone in the emergency ward worked as a team, of course I would have preferred not to be there but I did feel I was in good hands.
Much Later as I was waiting outside in the Hospital Taxi area for Ron to pick me up, one of the Nurses brought me a cup of coffee and than one of the Security men came and asked if I was OK and talked for awhile, they were all very caring. Some people complain about Public Hospitals but I’m very blessed to know I will be looked after and treated as a person of worth when it’s needed for me to go there.
But as they say it doesn’t rain it pours, my Computer crashed too during last week…
I’m using an old Laptop now, that cuts in and out, it’s very slow, so I’m sorry if it takes me awhile to respond to your Posts but I will once again seek to catch up over the next few days, I’m feeling much more rested now and thankful that God’s shoulders are there for all of His Redeemed Children.
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
Thanks for sharing with me my ups and downs – Christian Love Always – Anne.