Health update…payment due in 100 years

By October 1, 2017Devotions

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A quick health update: I don’t want to be on the journey of health yet it seems to be the place where I’ve been the past 30 days. My family just moved into a new home and I was super excited to unpack and decorate…then I was hit hard with a virus that has been lingering 30 days. To say this bronchitis has knocked the wind from my sails is an understatement- it has literally dropped me to the floor! A few days this last month I found myself face down on the carpet, unable to move because the exhaustion was unbelievable.

It would be great to update and tell you that I’m feeling better, but that has not happened just yet. My fabulous MD doctor is also a naturopath using functional medicine and has been ordering a series of tests for my thyroid. We’ve discovered that part of my body is malfunctioning.

Anyone who knows me in person will tell you I am a bundle of energy, super organized and master multi-tasker.

Until now.

Just getting to the grocery store and filling a shopping cart with food for my family of four can knock the strength from my arms. It’s super frustrating for this busy gal. Side effects of the illness have also included congestion in my lungs and pain in my jaw- but a round of antibiotics was ineffective.

So here I am…working an uphill battle against the ailment that knocked me down. My heart tells me this is related to spiritual warfare and it shall pass. My faith tells me there is nothing the Lord is unable to mend…

Last month when I visited my doctor for a complete check-up she asked “Why are you here?’ I responded, “So I can live to be 100 years old and lead Bible studies in nursing homes.” We laughed. The very next day I was looking at my website control panel and this bill appeared…

My payment is due in 100 years. Don’t you LOVE how the Holy Spirit speaks!! He gives me encouragement that no matter how I feel in my season of healing, He has a plan. He reminds me that His sense of humor is playful, like a Father’s love.

Christine is on a path to auto renew. The path begins now. The beast of illness is a defeated foe.

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4 NIV

“My body has been attacking me and now I am attacking it back!”

I would LOVE to hear how the Holy Spirit, Lord, and Jesus are speaking to you about your health too! Drop a comment below and let’s chat over a cup of steaming hot coffee (or tea)…

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  • Vivian Quinonez says:

    Christine, I can relate to you. About three years ago I started to feel exhausted and my entire body was in pain all of the time. To the point I was sure I had to be dying…I would come home from work sit on the sofa and fall asleep. I struggled with all these new things happening to me. I became angry, depressed, confused, annoyed….there is not a feeling I did not feel. When I went to my doctor she had no answers for me…after lots of research I felt I needed to see a doctor who specializes in autoimmune diseases. I went to a rhuematologist who diagnosed me with rhuematoid arthritis. I was relieved but scared at the same time. I mean what did this mean for me now?? I’m 40 years old and now I have to deal with this. I am on medication now and things have gotten so much better…thank God. When you know what you are dealing with you can get a game plan in order and make the the adjustments needed to care for yourself and still have a functional, happy life. I know my limits and know to rest when needed. I have also started to change my eating habbits. This was a life changing experience for me but very worth it because I am taking better care of myself. I know that God has a divine purpose and plan for me. Sometimes our paths go through bumpy areas but its all part of His plan. We must trust and believe in God’s promises in order to make it. So Christine hang in there. God has a funny way of slowing us down when He needs us to take care of ourselves. Taking care of our health is fundamental in order to be here and functional. May you feel better soon…but in the mean time take care of you first…God has a purpose for everything we go through! Many blessing…

    • I am so encouraged by your words Vivian, thank you! I recognize you from the Bible Cafe! I am already feeling better and did not realize how the autoimmune disease was exhausting my body. God is healing and I am 100 percent on board with the expedition He has me on. Thank you for commenting.

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