Today, I have either been laying in the bed or laying on the couch all the livelong day. I woke up, full of excitement of what the day might hold, and after taking a shower I pretty much sank into the chair in our bedroom. From that point on, I ventured from one lounging apparatus to the next, not really having the energy to do much else. Around 1:00pm or so, I ventured downstairs to find a perfectly tidy house. Brian has worked his tail off to make sure that everything is "just so", for he knows that I can't rest unless it is.
So, this afternoon, when I was feeling particularly depleted of energy, my wonderful husband suggested a protein shake. After all, my surgeon has been commanding me to consume large amounts of protein for the next two weeks. I did this pretty well yesterday, but my uneasy stomach has led me to eat very little today. But, I know that a healthy diet makes a healthy body, so against my wishes, I managed to down a protein shake.
Y'all, on the whole this surgery has really taken it out of me. I have NO energy. I've managed to stay off of pain pills today, but my activity level has been nonexistent. I didn't expect this, because I bounced right back from the last 2 surgeries. So, I need some major prayer. PLEASE!
1.) Pray for a total and complete recovery from surgery, without any complications
2.) Pray for restored energy, so that I might feel well enough to get up and about. I HATE sitting and laying. I feel so useless, but maybe this is the rest that I was pleading for last week. I'm forced to let my body rest and recoup.
3.) Pray for my precious Brian. He has a lot on his plate right now as he deals with me and with life. I hate feeling that I am physically unable to help him.
4.) Pray for renewed strength through the renewed mind of Christ. An idle mind is never a good thing. Pray that the Lord would continually set my mind and Brian's mind on things above, not on earthly things.
5.) Pray that the Lord would supernaturally take care of the minute details of life that must be done, but we simply don't have the energy or focus to do.
6.) Pray that the Lord would give me the discipline to eat the things that I need to eat and take the supplements that I need to take.
Sometimes, we have mountaintop experiences with the Lord, where we feel as though everything we do is perfectly orchestrated by His mighty sovereign hand. Whether we realize it or not, this is the case ALL of the time. However, today I'm feeling a bit defeated. I'm feeling tired, weary, and in need of refreshing. Can you pray me through this valley? For, I want to shout from the rooftops and let all the world know how great is My God!