Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Riding Out the Storm

Satan really does hate me! This will be a quick post as I am barely able to sit up right now. I had a wonderful thanksgiving and time with Kevin’s grandparents was such a blessing. However, Friday night I got violently ill, resulting in a hospital visit Sunday morning. I was extremely dehydrated and could not keep anything down; the Doctors ran a lot of test, gave me a lot of fluids and told me I had food poisoning, and a Urinary track infection. I have since then been trying to ride out the storm.

We are back an Indi, and poor Kevin’s work has been nothing but battle after battle looks like we will stay here for another week and not return home until Sunday. When I was lying in the hospital I looked at Kevin who also looked so weak and tired and said “we can’t catch a break.” It is true, we can’t, but I have to believe it is because WE refuse to stop praising the Lord, I will continue to praise and I will continue to seek him, I hold on to the promises of the Lord and know he was on that bathroom floor with me, we will make this and come out on the other end strong. However, right now I am so weak, and sick, so please be praying for both Kevin and I!

Also if you have emailed me in the last four days and I have not written back please know it is not becuase I am ignoring you, I honestly can't do much of anything right now, but lay in one spot waiting for the cramping to stop...Thanks!


I Believe in Miracles said...

Oh no!! I'm praying for you right now. I hope you start feeling better soon. Hold firm!!

Hillary said...

((hugs)) I am SO SORRY you have been so sick! That is miserable!! Keep praising and trusting God like you are. I said a prayer that you will get some rest.

Tanner's said...

Thanks girls, I need the prayers and am feeling them!

Breakthrough World Outreach Center said...

Hey guys. Beth I am Sooo sorry to hear that you have been sick! Michelle and I will be praying for you both. Miss you guys a bunch! Get to feeling better and we will talk to and see you soon!

BTW - Kev I got some gift certificates to Southern tee! What do you say 18 holes of frozen golf when you get back - MY Treat. Love you guys.

Amber said...

Praying for your health and for some rest, Beth. :( I am so sorry you're sick. I'll be praying for Kevin, his job and some peace and rest for him, too.

The Keels 4 said...

I am so sorry that you got so sick! Certainly not fun!!! We can't wait for you to come home. It is very quiet around here and the girls need some walking buddies. See you soon.
The Keels 4

LynnSC said...

Hi Beth,

I was blog hopping tonight and somehow I hopped onto yours. I have spent several hours reading through your journey.

I just want to say that although I don't even know you... my heart feels such a kindred spirit with yours. I have not been through all of the struggles that you have been through... but pain just the same. I long to praise God through my struggles. I long for others to be led closer to the Lord through what I go through. (please don't let it be for nothing) I also believe in being real. There is no room for pretending in my life. I struggle out loud... just like I praise out loud. I believe that God desires to use us and the things that we go through in the lives of others.

I am truly sorry for the pain in your heart. But, I want you to know that I can see the His light shining brightly through you. You are so where He wants you to be. Keep allowing God to grow you sister, He has a mighty plan ahead. I wish that I thought our lives would turn out exactly like WE both planned... but even when it doesn't... I will praise Him. Oh yeah... I wrestle with Him too... but praise always wins out. He is worthy!! Scripture tells us that He will turn our ashes into beauty.

Anyway... I just wanted to encourage you. I am sorry that you are sick right now.
Don't stop being real. Trust me when I tell you that God will use it.