Sunday, October 10, 2010

Round Two!

After a second round of antibiotics, I still didn't feel well. I was in much pain to the point where I needed to lay in bed on my side. I scheduled an appt. with Dr. Bryce and had the catheter removed for a while again. I cried so much today. I feel so overwhelmed and frustrated. I can barely eat and I'm subjected to my roommate's horrible choice of TV programming: Maury Povich, Jerry Springer, all the day time Court shows...drama!

My father has been doing his best to minister to me practically. He got me probiotic pills to recolonize good flora in the intestines and ya ya region to avoid future UTIs. But I really needed to get to the bottom of this problem. The only good thing that came out of all this time in bed was making a youtube video in response to "YHWH in the Quran" a popular claim nowadays from muslims:

after a while, my condition worsened again and I had to go to the ER. That was last wednesday. They gave me pain meds via IV and gave me a cat scan that revealed much stool in the lower part of the colon that was causing pain but also revealed the truth that Jesus is YHWH, not Allah. I thank God that through this tribulation, he was able to bless me with the strength and wisdom to put that together--Hallelujah!

Romans 5:1-11

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
And not only [so], but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Brief Hospital stay

I stayed in the hospital for a few days to recover from severe nerve pain. I needed more medication and more round the clock care then I was getting. With reduced pain, I had gained my appetite back. My father had got Ensure so I can start gaining the weight I had lost. I thank everyone for their prayers and for the Lord's faithfulness!!!. I look at my world map, showing persecuted Christians for their faith from Voice of the Martyrs. Churches are burned, Bibles are burned. Pastors are killed, church members are imprisoned and tortured. Some of them have been in jail for years and imagine what goes through their minds. Has the Lord forsaken me? I felt more pain then I ever felt and I thought that. The Lord has not forsaken us. He says He shall never leave us nor forsake us (1 Kings 8:57) He leaves things for appointed times for our protection or his glory (Genesis 50:20); (Habakkuk 2:2-4).

I urge believers to keep praying for persecuted saints worldwide and contribute to their organization that provides Bibles, food, housing and other needs to families. Pray also for people who persecute that they may turn to Christ. Go to this link to find out how you can get involved. Encourage and edify one another with the word, Jesus is coming soon!