Friday, April 5, 2013

Not Alone


   Sometimes we feel like whatever we are going through, we are all alone and no one else bears that burden.  It's not true.  I can tell you living with a progressive disease is an adaptive work in progress.  You encounter new struggles and have to figure your way through them.
   One of my obstacles is having to cough and getting back home in time to use my cough assist machine.  It limits your range of travel because it's a matter of how long you can wait or struggle till you can cough.  For example, I won't go to LR if I'm not doing well in general and Hot Springs is out of the question unless we take the motor home.  It's very frustrating to want to go but fearful to do so...and I'm not a fearful person without cause.
    We have searched and tried different battery power sources but they aren't pure or strong enough electrically for my power hungry cough helper.  Today, I searched the internet and found other people who have already traveled my road and shared their solutions.  It puts a hope in my heart and eases my mind for the future.  I'm thankful for those people who help others with their stories and advice.
    This is just another example of God providing and meeting my needs in His timing.  [No, I don't have it yet or worked out but I trust I will.]  God is good, all the time... and that's that.


  1. God's always there with an answer even if it's not in our time frame or exactly what we wished for. I don't think you could survive what you go thru without Him. So glad you put your trust in God.
    debra d.

  2. Hope you find a great battery soon! Have a good weekend!


  3. "For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who is every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then, draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:15-16

    I thank the Lord that He not only sustains you in time of need, but supplies all your needs, as well, Angie.

  4. You are such an inspiration to me. I love so much.
    grace m.

  5. Oh angie how precious and wonderful God is. Your blog is so sweet today (it is everyday). We are to encourage each other and thats exactly what you do! Thank you for taking the time to write, i look forward to them every time. Praise Him Praise Him!!!!
    susan f.

  6. "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." You are definitely one of those people who helps others with your advice and words of wisdom, my dear friend. I pray you will find just the right answer to traveling longer distances without fear of not being able to be near your breathing machine. I pray God will make your lungs stronger so you won't even need that breathing machine! Our God is an awesome God....he still performs miracles every day. Love you, T.