Monday, January 10, 2011

One Step Forward, Three Steps Backwards

















One step forward, three steps backwards. With each breath, I hope to be well. As days turn into weeks and I continue to battle lingering respiratory issues. I am exhausted! I realize how lacking I am in the area of patience and tolerance. I find it difficult to see the good in this, however, I am determined to praise GOD in all circumstances!


"........I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us." Philippians 3:13-14 NLT

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Andrea

41 comments:

Divine Mrs D said...

Oh no! I hope you hear good news soon. I love this verse. I'm going to save it :)

Renee said...

I am praying for you today. I understand the dance you are doing all too well...one step forward....three steps backwards....

Wanda's Wings said...

Praying you will soon have healing.

Chester said...

I know what you mean, just when I think I've "mastered" a particular issue, God reminds me that He is Master and that I have nothing to do but look to Him for continual help for each and every day.

God bless you as you continue to dance with Him each day.

Michelle

NanaNor's said...

Hi Andrea, I imagine you and I are battling the same bug-yuck. I was down all last week but feeling somewhat better today-back in the land of the living. I'll be praying for you. Have you tried Musinex DM? It has worked wonderful for me, as well as Vicks.
Hugs and prayers,
Noreen

Finally Free said...

Hi Andrea,
Sorry to hear you are not well. My husband and I had it over the holidays. It laid my husband out and he is pretty healthy. I am pretty weak anyway and I ended up on an IV at my new Doctors. Thinking and praying for you. It was a very hard thing to go thorough. Just FYI...a humidifier at night helped us.

Father,
I pray for Andrea. I pray that you send healing to her immune system and her lungs. I thank you for her and her always praying and encouraging everyone. Please help her.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

Blessings,
Tammy

Nancy said...

Andrea - I finally did it. I got a Message Bible. I'm just reading my regular scriptures in it and enjoying the new awareness it brings. Thanks for helping me to see that I needed one of these to go along with my NKJ.

Shannon said...

Andrea, I am sending you warm thoughts...I pray God heals you soon, but until then lean on Him...He is the great physician...blessings to you today...

Wanda said...

A great focus to have Andrea. I pray that you'll feel better soon.

Kara said...

Praying for good health to return soon. This verse was just what I needed to hear today, thank you:)

Jackie said...

Continuing to pray for you Andrea!!!

He is Faithful!

Love, Hugs and Blessings!
Jackie

They call me "Deb" said...

Well Andrea, bless your heart. My hubby was feeling some better over the weekend but last night he coughed all night. May the Lord heal everyone who has this nasty bug.
Hugs and prayers,
Deb

Becky K. said...

That is how we are feeling here, as well. Each day is a roller coaster of good and bad. Praying that we are all well again soon.

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

"...there is a sound of abundance of rain." - 1 Kings 18:41

Praying with you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, you have the endurance to stand. Be restored, be revived; rest in Him.

Girly Muse said...

I'm so sorry, Andrea. I know how taxing, stressful and exhausting it can be to have awful issues with breathing. You are in my prayers. Praying for strength, rest and for your lungs to feel absolutely full of air, in Jesus' name.

Terry said...

Howdy Andrea
You remind me of a beautiful butterfly waiting and forgetting there is grave danger if you emerge too soon from your cocoon.
No I am not in your shoes only you and God can walk your path but because you are not alone you can make it ! You will find the ability to be patient when needed allowing God to continue to prepare you for wonderful blessings yet to arrive .
Thank you that while you wait you share the many blessings you have already been given .
God bless you my blogging friend :)
Gentle hugs coming your way
Love from Texas
Until next time
Happy Trails

Dee said...

Andrea, Sorry to hear your still sick. We could go on dancing with the stars with that dance ...I do it so well.Get well soon my fiend. Dee

Jessica M said...

I admire your strong resolve to trust God in your circumstances, despite setbacks. I know how frustrating it can, to be kept back from the things you love in life because of sickness.

I will pray that remnants of your sickness will be lifted from you and you will be restored whole.

Many blessings,
Jessica
www.ascendingthehills.blogspot.com

RCUBEs said...

There's a lot of sick calls lately at my work too. Praying for you to get better soon! Take care sister. Stay warm! God bless.

Nicole said...

I pray that you get better real soon so that you can do all the things that you would like to do. I understand, been there myself...

Rita said...

Sometimes that is all we can do, is praise Him anyway! I pray you will soon shuck this illness and be well again. Blessings.

Diana said...

I'm so sorry that this is still following you around Andrea. I will say a prayer for you and hope that you start feeling better soon!
Love Di ♥

Southern Lady said...

Andrea, I am sorry that you are under the weather. I have also been dealing with a health issue. I have been trying to Praise God in all circumstances too. This year my motto is "keeping my eyes on Jesus." I want to focus on Him instead of my situation. I am praying for healing for you. Carla

Beth E. said...

Bless your heart, Andrea! My father has also struggled with respiratory issues over the past several weeks. He's on his third round of antibiotics.

Praying for your complete and total healing, my friend!

Love you...

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh Andrea - what an ordeal!! Hoping that you're feeling better VERY soon...

Thank you for sharing these verses. God brought these verses to me to claim for 2011 - since that happened, they have been popping up on many blogs I read!

So, press on, friend - God is leading...and with Him, it's one step (at a time) forward - NO steps back!!

GOD BLESS!

Buttercup said...

My prayers for healing! Went through the respiratory issue in December. I was so fortunate that one round of antibiotics helped me, but I was so under the weather until I got my energy back. Sending hugs and get well wishes!

Just Be Real said...

Precious Andrea praying that you are feeling better dear. Blessings.

LemonyRenee' said...

(((Andrea))) I know what you're going through. I just got over being sick for the past couple of weeks. I'm still hacking, but at least I can function. Hold on . . . you'll get there and it will be wonderful. I was actually giddy to be able to do some laundry yesterday -- now tell me who the sick one is! (Did I get a smile there?) It seems never ending, but it is not. You will turn the corner soon. Prayers speeding your way.

Cathy said...

I hope you will be well soon!

LisaShaw said...

Praying for you!! Psalm 27:13-14(KJV).

GOD's Hand is with you. He loves you.

Rebecca said...

Writing on Wednesday....wondering if you have experienced some improvement in your physical condition? No matter what, I pray that it be "well with your soul"!

Katia said...

I am sorry you are not feeling well, I hope you get better very soon.
(((hugs))katia

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I'm sorry to hear your having health issues. Praying you'll be breathing easier very soon!

Tea with Tiffany said...

Lord God, please restore Andrea to good health. Bring her much joy in 2011. Pour out your goodness and show her your glory. We love you Jesus. Amen.

Ozjane said...

Some of my favorite verses are 'Be still and know that I am God'. 'In quietness and confidence shall be your strength'.'sit still my daughter and see how the matter will fall out'.'rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him'

As I too have faced respiratory limitations and the shock of finding myself in hospital with pneumonia and a collapsed lung and 3 wks later back with pneumonia during '09, I had to adjust to living as an older person with less breath and ability. I used to blame the loss of breath on weight but got pulled up sharply to realize it was a little more severe........I am heartened by the times He tells us to be still...much more often actually than he tells us to race off into things.
relax for He takes care of you.

Joyce said...

So sorry you're still not feeling well Andrea...take care of yourself and give yourself the time you need to recover. Praying you're breathing easier very soon!

~ linda said...

May God surround you, Andrea, with His healing power and love. May His breath be yours and may your lungs be healed.
loving you and caring about you, ~ linda

Together We Save said...

Hoping you continue to get stronger.

Marydon said...

Hi, sweetie ~ It's been 4 weeks+ for me now trying to shake this crud. I am so sorry it is lingering for you, also. Everyone is having a time with it ...

Do hope you can shake it soon ... we can't cause any trouble together if you we are down. Chuckle!

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Samantha said...

Hi Andrea,
Just stopped by to say hi and find you are under the weather. Praying for you dear friend, have a blessed Sunday !

Pamela said...

I so hope you are better soon. Seems like others are having it a long time, too. May this week be a healing one.