Monday, January 17, 2011

Resting, Listening, Waiting




























This Sitka Spruce stands tall. It's strength and endurance amaze me. Lately, I have not felt tall, strong, or anything close. I ushered in the New Year with sickness and as I began to heal, I became ill again. This past weekend was difficult to say the least. I was threatened with being admitted to the hospital and receiving IV's. I am determined to continue forward, resting in HIS arms. I am learning I can NOT run ahead of GOD. I must rest, listen, and wait.

I praise GOD for each of your prayers, love, sweet comments, and encouragement. GOD has used each of you to touch my heart deeply.

Resting, listening, and waiting,

Andrea

25 comments:

Alice Grace said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Please know that my prayers are with you right now! Isn't it wonderful that we have the Lord to call upon at times like this....God bless you, dear friend.

Diana said...

I am so sorry to hear things aren't getting much better for you Andrea. I will say extra prayers for you. Get well my friend! Love Di ♥

quietspirit said...

Andrea:
I went through something like what you have in the year 2000. It took time and a lot of waiting. Orange Juice helped.

Nel said...

Bless your heart! My thoughts and prayers are with you continually. Hope you get back to yourself soon! Miss your encouraging words!
Praying!
until next time... nel

The French Bear said...

Andrea, you poor dear, I am praying for the healing touch of God to touch you, rest and take care!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Rita said...

Andrea, this past weekend, I have been going through all of my past posts and the comments that followed. I found that you had written many comments and were such an encouragement. Let me thank you for your encouraging words. I am so sorry that you are sick and am praying for your quick recovery. Take care and don't push it.

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh Andrea - how awful :(

Prayers continue for a full recovery soon...and that you will once again be standing strong.

GOD BLESS!

RCUBEs said...

Praying for His healing to cover you...May you feel better soon sister! Take care. God bless.

Saleslady371 said...

Precious Andrea, I am so sorry you've been battling illness. I join the praying army for quick recovery. In the meantime, rest, rest rest!

Love you,
Mary

Southern Lady said...

I am praying for your recovery! Carla

Alleluiabelle said...

I love you my friend. Rest in our Father's arms as all of us here continue to pray for you.

May He fill you with abundant peace,
Alleluiabelle

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So sorry you have been ill. Keeping you in my thought and prayers for a full recovery soon.

Just Be Real said...

"Heavenly Father I ask that You continue to heal my sister-in-Christ. Make her feel strong and tall in strength along with endurance in Your precious Son's name, amen."

Nicole said...

Keep the faith! You are not alone. Prayers have power and we are praying for you.

Finally Free said...

Dear Andrea,
Sorry to hear about your feeling so ill.

Lord, I come before you and lift up my friend Andrea. She needs your healing touch. Please send angels to surround her with healing power in their wings. I pray for the healing power of God to touch every cell in her immune system and strengthen all her cells in the battle against this stinky virus. Father, I pray you send many to encourage her during this healing process. Thank you for her strong giving Spirit to all of us in the bloggy world and in her family.

In Jesus name Amen!

Blessings,
Tammy

Charlotte said...

Andrea,

"Worship God in prayer and song and thanksgiving. Find a song that lifts your heart to God; sing it throughout the day. Thank God often for his help and love for you.

DYI -- J.R. Church who is dealing with painful cancer treatments mentioned on his web site: "Prophecy in the News" that he listens to the book of Psalms read in Hebrew Song. A viewer suggested it to him.

J.R. has downloaded the Psalms in Hebrew Song on his IPod and taped his Ipod to his body. He claims that by playing the Psalms in Hebrew song actually takes away his pain.

Jeanette Levellie said...

I will pray for you, dear sister, for complete healing and health.

With love,
Jen

Wanda's Wings said...

Sometimes it so hard to wait on the Lord. You are such a positive influence on my life.

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

You are not alone. As I sat watching the ducks in the lake recently, I noticed their serenity. They seem to be in the same waters they were in last year, but they were still paddling. We may seem at a stand still, but the glory of God is sure to manifest.

Dee said...

I am sorry your still not feeling well...a bummer of the way to start the new year..i do hope you will rest and stay out of the hospital. I am saying a prayer for you. Blessings. Dee

Sandra said...

Do you want to share a room with Dave? -smile-
Andrea, I'm so sorry you're still sick, please hydrate yourself by drinking LOTS of water and juice; you do NOT want to go to the hospital. You're on my prayer list, please get well soon.

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear your still havin' trouble with illness. Know that my prayers are with you for rapid and complete healing.

God bless and take care my friend!!!

Sonja said...

I pray that you are healing as you take this time o rest. There are times when that is exactly what we need to be doing. Pamper yourself a little bit, I think you've earned it! :)

Tammy said...

I love your music

Lynn said...

Andrea, I am so sorry that you are still quite ill.. I've got you in my prayers my friend.. I pray that you don't have to go to the hospital Andrea.. May our loving and caring GOD heal you completely from your illness..

Blessings,
~Lynn