Good Day from Balmy Arizona!
Today is the first day since coming back from the Grand Canyon that I have felt
almost human, that would be almost two weeks!
On the way home from the Canyon I started to feel nauseous and had to lay down when
getting home. That "nap" lasted 4 hours! As Nate and I prepared for bed my back was itching more than usual. Nate noticed a rash developing, it wasn't horrible and we thought maybe a bite or something simple. To make a long story short, the rash began to cover my torso and thighs, I went to the Quick Care and got a dose pack of Cortisone. During this time Nate developed a temp and a sore throat. But let me back up, I had made a crock pot Chili a few days before and Nate took a spoonful too soon and burnt the left side of his throat. We thought he would recover but apparently due to the burn he developed some sort of virus and he went to the Quick Care and actually had the same provider I had 😊it was not Strep Throat(as we thought)in fact the Rapid test came back negative.
Continuing on I had finished the dose pack and developed a massive headache with stabbing pain in the temple that lasted about 2 seconds and came intermittently. This sort of headache is called "Ice Pick" Headaches(I'm not even kidding)!
To make a very long story short, my only relief was:
Excedrine(my daughter and my husband use this for their migraines)
Ibuprofen for the regular headaches(from the steroid)
Ice and heat
Nate, on the other hand was unable to eat anything solid so he lived on broth and scrambled eggs. Mouth wash gargles and salt water gargles. He is improving slowly.
I say all the above as a back story to what God showed me today. Nate and I read our bibles daily, even through all this we only missed one day. As we were reading, I felt the
nudge from the Holy Spirit to read Psalm 91. If anyone reads the Bible with any regularity
and even if you don't most people have read Psalm 91. This Psalm describes God's ongoing sovereign protection of His people from the ever present dangers and terrors that surround humanity. The original setting may be that of an army about to go to battle. As I began to read a vision began to take form in my mind. Most of the terrors mentioned in this Psalm
are left undefined, no doubt intentionally so that no kind of danger is omitted from this application. Verses 3-6, 9-11, as I read verse 11 the vision took form, HIS ANGELS. Not Cherubs with soft furry wings and tiny bows and arrows, NO! The angels He showed me were 9-12 feet tall, massive wing span, there had to be at least a dozen and they had flaming arrows and were "encamped" all around our camper, not an open space between them. Psalm 91:9 "Because we have made the Lord our dwelling place, the most High who
is our refuge no evil shall be allowed to befall us no plaques shall come near our camper
for He will command His angels concerning us, to guard us in all our ways"(paraphrased)
This has been a very trying time for both Nate and I, being newly married and ill at the same time. God did NOT let us down, He protected us from what MIGHT have come near our dwelling place. He knew how much we could take and He said ENOUGH
If you have never read Psalm 91, I encourage you to do so, you may get a whole new perspective.
"Wherever you're waking up, whatever time it is, do something for someone else, pay it forward and let's make this world a better place!" Nate~~~~~~
"Remember, be kind to one another, it's a rough world out there, I love y'all" Marion~~~~together we are, ROMANCING THE STATES