Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thankful for your prayers right now...

Most of ya'll know the nightmare I have been through with Lyme Disease. I don't talk about it a lot (because I HATE it and it scares me) but I want to pass this clip along so you will be aware of the seriousness of this. I am currently on an antibiotic shot that is so strong it made me sick the first week. Mom is here to help me with the kids. I am on week two and doing better but please pray this works and that God would completely heal me of this. Here are some verses you can pray for me or anyone you are praying for with a health issue..
"But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds." Jeremiah 30:17
"The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness." Psalm 41:3
"O Lord, I called to you for help and you healed me." Psalm 30:2
"You are my help and my deliverer. O my God, do not delay." Psalm 40:17
I have been on antibiotics for over 2 1/2 years because I missed the crucial window of time to treat it in the beginning. I have come so far but unless it is completely gone, the bacteria will keep coming back so we are battling it the best we know how until it is ALL GONE. There are no adequate words to describe the fear associated with this. But there are also no adequate words to describe God's presence in it.
Our pastor said last week, "You don't have to enjoy your circumstances but you can enjoy Jesus in them." It is so true. God has been so close to me through this. I wake up with worship songs in my head and I know it is because God was singing over me as I slept.
"The Lord your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.”
Zephaniah 3:17
I don't want anyone to go through what I have been through so here is a
word from the wise...If you have a tick bite, get on an antibiotic quickly!!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow - this is really eye opening. I will be praying for you!

Jaime said...

Wow, I had no idea how crazy that could get. I am so sorry you have to deal with this and I do pray God completely heals you of it. Thank you for sharing that clip.

Jill Porvaznik said...

How do we not know about this? I live in FL and we camp. We have had ticks, but not bites...you will be in our family's prayes. Thanks for the verses. Blessings to your mom, her heart is full from the boys love, but sad for her little girl suffering.

Jill Porvaznik said...

And for you and yours.

"As for me, this is my covenant with them," says the Lord. "My Spirit, who is on you, and my words thatI have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever," says the Lord. Isaiah 59:21

Anonymous said...

Steph, I love you so much. My heart aches at what you have gone through. I look forward to reading your blog because God radiates his love through you. Tim and I (Amy) miss you all so much! You are in out prayers. Come to Seattle!

Angela said...

Prayers are being said daily for you!! I know that God has already gotten tons of glory over the past few years through this because you have chosen to follow Him and trust Him.

Matthew and I had a really great time with you and Tim last night! The food was yummy (how can you go wrong with cheese dip?) and we loved the conversation. :)

Trinity and Eddie said...

I will be praying for you. You will get through this!

maryanne420 said...

oh my goodness! i'm sorry that you're going through this. thank you for giving us the warning about this. i will commit to praying those bible verses over you. take care!

mary anne

Paul and Becca said...

You know we are CONFIDENTLY praying for you! You're faith is an encouragment to all of us. paul and becca