Goodness and Mercy

What a promise for those of us who have placed our faith in the Lord! This promise appears to be two-fold:

  1. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life” – God’s promise for me on this side of eternity;
  2. “and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” – I get to spend eternity with Him once my brief time on this earth (from God’s perspective) is done.

I have been feeling under the weather this week – I found myself around a couple of people who were sick last week, and sure enough, I caught what they had. Had I known that they were sick in advance, I probably would have made other plans. What was probably a passing cold for them has turned into a full-on sinus infection for me (as it usually does. That’s why I firmly believe that if you have cold and flu symptoms, should stay home and rest, or at a minimum, give those around you the courtesy of knowing that you are sick in advance, so they can make alternate arrangements).

But I digress.

Regardless, I can be hopeful today for several different reasons:

  • I’m reminded of the good health that I enjoy for most of the year, and I’ll remember to not take it for granted when it returns;
  • I’m grateful for wonderful physicians who care about me, and who make sure that I get the care that I need in a timely fashion; and
  • I can rest in the knowledge that this, too, will pass. Much like the struggles that of all of us and/or here on this earth, as difficult as they are, they are only temporary. While we are here, our friends Goodness and Mercy keep us company, and we take comfort in the knowledge that out eternal future is secure! (even with a sinus infection) 😉

16 thoughts on “Goodness and Mercy

  1. Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell! So many people here in England have had a really nasty episode of flu over the last couple of months. I’ve avoided it so far, thank the Lord. Hope you’re feeling back to 100% soon, God bless!

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    1. Thanks, Steven, I believe that I sidestepped the flu, that might’ve picked up a cold that people around me had. Either way, I’m grateful for antibiotics, and for the ability to rest. Things could always be worse!

      Stay healthy, my friend!

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  2. Oh my dear friend, sorry you are not feeling well. I agree when others are sick they should be courteous but I also understand that people have to work, get groceries etc. I feel what you are saying, as I am sensitive to all medications, so if I get sick, I have to suffer through because there is nothing that I can take. I am having my health issues but thanking God He has spared me from the sickness/flu or whatever it is that has been going around. Every one, and I mean every one I know has had it. I guess God figured I have enough to deal with and has protected me from added illness. God is with us. I pray that you get to feeling better soon. Thank you for all the daily hopefuls, they are a blessing to me :):)

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. I understand that we all need to run errands and such, but when we come to work we visit family and friends when we are sick, we increase the likelihood that we will relapse, because we have now spread it to others (of course, we need to run errands and go to the store – I did such things yesterday as well – thankfully, we don’t linger in such places for very long!).

      I had no idea that you were sensitive to medicines! You poor thing. How are you feeling these days? I’m sorry to hear that you continue to be unwell, but selfishly, I am grateful that you are blogging again. 😂💛

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      1. I agree with what you said. Every time that I see someone, and they say they are sick, I remind them to steer clear of me because, although they can take something, I have to suffer through it if they give it to me. But alas, people still try to sneak a visit hahaha. And you are right, it just gets passed back and forth. I tell my mom and sister this all the time. They will get sick and stay that way for weeks, it’s because one gets better, the other is sick, and they repeat the process.

        I have better days than others. It’s something that just has to run it’s course. It causes me to be extremely exhausted, which is ok, but it also cause confussion, and just issues from the neck up. Dizzy, disoriented, confussion. Some days are great, some days not, and some in between hahaha. It’s ok, I am happy to trust that God will bring it to an end. He provides me with comfort, so I really can’t complain. I am happy to be able to read the blogs. I miss all the inspiration. I just spread it out over the day now, instead of doing it all at once like I use to. :):)

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