2 The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes. 3 The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
Psalm 41:2-3 (New International Version)
Today at around 5 am, I was awakened by the cough Nate made. He’s been coughing since the other day. Last night, I thought he was healing but it seems like it’s back again and it really hurts to see him do this. As I write this, I am looking at him on the bed right next to me, thankful that he’s coughing stopped and that he can rest well again.
As a mother, I too, feels really sad and frustrated when my son gets sick. If there’s just any way that we can transfer all their pains and just carry it on our own, knowing that we could just handle it well, we would’ve done that so many times already. But it’s just not possible. The best we can just do is to be with them and take care of them while they’re sick so they’ll get healed faster.
It breaks my heart to see my son this way. He had colds for about 3 days already and when he was almost healed, cough came. This happens to him always, pag sinisipon, sinasalo agad ng ubo. haaay, nakakaloka pag minsan!
Sometimes, I bear all the burdens of him being sick alone, on my own and I forget that I have a God – a God who heals a God who’s greater than any sickness, a God who will not leave us and a God who protects. Today, I am reminded by His words. The Lord will sustain my son and I have nothing to worry. He will bless the medicines he’s taking, He will bless the hands of the hilot (may pilay sya) who massaged him yesterday and will do it again today, He will bless my son.
For those mothers who have sick kids right now, or anyone who is sick, let’s not forget, we’re not fighting this sickness alone, we have a God – that God is powerful than anything else, and that God heals.
Thank you Lord! May we all have a blessed Sunday!