Infusions, I understood, can make one feel rough before they do their job of lowering the immune system to fight the autoimmune disease I have (Ankylosing Spondylitis or AS). At some point, I will be feeling better, so I understand. Meanwhile, for now, I better understand the meaning of the word “rough”. My throat was raw and scratchy all night. I had just finished a Z-pack on Monday and here we are again. I called the doctor’s office and spoke to his medical assistant in my surprising raspy voice. As I sat at the kitchen table after talking to the MA, head in my hands, feeling horrible, I thought about King Asa who “developed a serious foot disease. Yet even with the severity of his disease, he did not seek the Lord’s help but turned only to his physicians.” So, I prayed about it. I felt better, not well, just better, immediately. I just don’t want to forget about turning to the LORD with even the smallest things.
I had posted something similar on Facebook a moment ago, but I forgot to include the rest of the story on Asa:
Now, the acts of Asa from first to last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel. In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but the physicians. So Asa slept with his fathers, having died in the forty-first year of his reign. They buried him in his own tomb which he had cut out for himself in the city of David, and they laid him in the resting place which he had filled with spices of various kinds blended by the perfumers’ art; and they made a very great fire for him. 2 Chronicles 16:11-14 NASB
The verse in the photo comes from this quote:
Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:6-7 NASB