Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Patiently (???) Waiting


Dear Pilgrim Pals:

God's best to each of you! These are difficult times for many of us but God is greater than any circumstance we may face.

This afternoon I saw my doctor about the bursitis/cellulitis in my right arm. Yesterday I finished the oral antibiotics but felt that there wasn't enough of an improvement to cease the medications. My doctor agreed and prescribed another 10 days worth. He also sent me for blood work and x-rays. He is giving me a referal to an infectious disease specialist as well.

Thanks for your prayers.

Driving home from Toronto my mind was filled with all manner of thoughts.

Here are a few:

Introspection
Frustration
On the verge of tears
Sadness
Tired of the financial fight
NSF
Praise to God for good friends
A faithful God
Miracles still happen
Discouragement
Pressure
Darkness
Summer is over
Fear of the unknown
Computer has a virus
The riches of God's grace
Merciful Father
Getting old
Staying the course

How could an old guy think about all that driving home? I don't know...but I did!

Tomorrow is a new day! Matthew will turn 12! We have a birthday celebration planned.

My PILGRIM PALS are a God-send. Thank You, Father!

Learning to lean on Him,

David

P. S. Thanks for the picture and the scripture, Saija. We are praying for you and Leo!

8 comments:

hebrews 11:1 said...

Oh, Pilgrim!

I feel so sorry for you...I mean, I've been sick for a year with still no hope --except the Lord!--, but I can't imagine all that pain and all your troubles combined! I was just telling my mom today how restful I feel because for the first time in 7 years I am not rushing about manufacturing goods for fall fairs, but am just enjoying life! What peace I feel, and yet I know I will not be making the usual big bucks --well, no one else would call the money that, but compared to what I make all year, Sept-Dec. were my best times! Rest in the Lord, brother...I know it is easier said than done, and it is real tough to do, too!

Hey! Do have the names of the winners of the book contest, or did they make you sign some form that bound you not to release their names??!! ;) Or have you not received ANY letters? Because if my note I sent last Thurs. gets there first, that would be too bad...

I thought of you yesterday as I sat in the dr's waiting room reading my Tiny Book of Bible Promises...this is the verse that reminded me of you:

Hab 3:17-19
17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
(KJV)

God bless you,
Lil Pilgrim Pal

David Warren Fisher said...

Dear Hebrews 11:1

Today I received a wonderful envelope from the province of Quebec. THANK YOU SO MUCH! What a blessing. Matthew's birthday party tomorrow will be more memorable because of your generosity. Thanks for your prayers, my friend! I continue to lift you up before the Father. Did you see my comment about when I'll be in Montreal?

Much love in Christ,

David

hebrews 11:1 said...

NO!What comment? Where? When?

Oh, now I've got to really buckle down and talk with my dad...and what with his foot we haven't been going for our walks to talk things out...

Please repeat when you are coming! I'm sorry I missed it!

Oh, and that was the Lord that had me put a few more dollars in...;)

Love in Christ,
LPP

hebrews 11:1 said...

Oh, and thank you for your prayers...as I told my friend today, the doctors have not helped me yet, but God is the ultimate Healer!

LPP

passing-thru said...

May the Lord Do what He does best - BLESS U AND CAROL

passing-thru said...

GOOD GIRL HEB -- GOD IS THE ULTIMATE --- thats the talk.
the devil gets his little "whacks" in but always by the day's end, God's children bend their knees to HIM and say Thankyou Lord

Terry said...

My sadest about this list of yours David is the one that you are on the verge of tears..
oh I wish there was some way of helping!!
I guess that we will just have to pray harder...Love Terry

PS..Do you know that we all love you SO much Pilgrim??

Vicki said...

Oh Lord God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, our Precious Redeemer King -- our brother is hurting and we need you to sustain him mentally, emotionally, physically, financially, spiritually. Lord, these are trying times for David and his wife, yet we have always found you faithful. Not only for grace and mercy we pray, but that David would abide so deeply with You these next few days, that every fiery dart the devil tries to send would bounce off of David and fall to the ground. He is safe in You, thank you Jesus! We lift them up once more, praying that their physical and practical needs be met, and yet that they would never move from the shadow of Your wings, buffeted from the storm, safe and secure. Lord, we know the lilies of the field do not toil, neither do they spin...how much more will You care for David? For Carol? For all of us! Lord, make your grace evident in David's time of need. We want to make your praise glorious, whatever trial may come! For You alone are our Lord and Mighty Comforter.