The doctor says I have chronic sinusits and he believes it is caused by allergies and perhaps irritated by a touch of mild asthma. He wants to find out what is causing the inflammation so we can treat it. I still have a bit of a cough from sinus issues hanging on, but the infection is all gone. This may be the case until we find out what is causing the irritation. So more allergy tests are called for -- those will be in February, along with some breathing and lung function testing. Ultimate complete healing would be my first choice, of course, but if something is in my environment that is causing me to be sick -- then we need to know. So, I'm praying that the tests will reveal clearly and distinctly what it is I'm allergic to, so we can deal with it.
I come to my point. Struggling through these issues the last several years hasn't always been easy. But God has been with me the entire way. And I am very healthy otherwise. I am so much healthier than so many others in the world. I am better than I deserve. This morning after my prayer time, I was looking for what God wanted to show me today in His Word. 2 Corinthians 4: 16-18 jumped out at me. "Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal."
WOW! God is so awesome and I have learned much through this experience, indeed. My friends know I love people and love to visit. But I'd like to think I'm a good listener too. I might point out though, forced silence gives one more time to contemplate. It helps you to hear more clearly -- not only things said, but unsaid as well. Your observation skills are tuned in more clearly. I'm not sure if that makes sense or not, but it does to me. (Smile.)
Lesson? Take time to be still and know that He is God. You will be blessed!
Merry Christmas, my friends, and may the joy of Jesus fill your heart as you celebrate His birth.