A few months ago, I posted about my newly discovered dairy allergy. Since November, I have had no dairy products at all (except for a couple of accidental incidents) and have felt like a young man again. I honestly have not felt bad physically one day with allergy symptoms. Everyone around me has been sick at least once and I had remained untouched.
After our trip to California week before last, and the first night back home in our own bed, I woke up totally congested. I was hoping that it was because I was very tired after the trip of very irregular hours, time zone changes, and the big wedding only a few hours after returning home.
It’s now a week later and there has been no improvement. I spoke with my Dr. a couple of days ago and I’m now back on all of my asthma meds and inhalers. It has been a real blessing to have been off of them for the past 7 months. Hopefully this week the meds will do their thing and I will clear back up – at least to stop coughing and rid some of the congestion.
Am I discouraged? Absolutely not! I praise The Lord for the 7 months that I have felt tremendous. I am thankful for the medications and doctors that God has gifted us to help relieve some of our medical problems. Not feeling well has slowed me down to spend more time with Him and in meditation. It is in times like this when you can say with the psalmist David that “The Lord is sweeter than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb”.
Solomon told us that there is a time for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1). If we made our own choices we would choose never to be sick or feel poorly. This is not possible in this sin-cursed world in which we live. If everything were perfect on this earth we wouldn’t look forward to Heaven. We wouldn’t cast ourselves upon the broad shoulders of Christ Who alone can carry all burdens great and small.
I concur today in Paul’s words “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice” (Phil. 4:4).
Until tomorrow, Lord willing,