Crying Out

“In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.”  Psalm 18:6 ESV

I had gone through a few hard days physically.   I had a weekend of aching (glowing) arthritic knees and sinus pressure that was effecting my vision.

So, the following Monday, I went to my doctor to get help.  He told me to take Musinex and Flonase for the sinus pressure and gave me a shot to help my knees.  It was suggested that I take my annual flu shot, so I got a flu shot.

The next morning, I had a CT scan to make sure I was still cancer-free.  I then went to work.  It was in the afternoon that I started to feel badly.  My sinus were hurting and I was feeling tired and my vision was questionable.

As I was driving home on the interstate, my head was getting worse,  my vision would occasionally get blurry.  I was not feeling confident in my driving and feared for my safety and the safety of those around me.  Of the 35 mile ride home, I still had about 18 miles to go.  I had been praying and asking for a clear head, but there was no change.

As I was increasingly feeling more out of control, I cried out, “Lord!!  I need your help!!  I don’t want to hurt anyone, but I need to get home!!”  Tears were rolling down cheeks.  It was then that I pulled unto the highway shoulder.

As I sat there, with the car running, I asked myself what I was going to do.  How long would I have to sit there?  I then called my close friend and pastor.  I told him my situation and asked him to join with me in my prayer to get home.  I just wanted to be home.  As he began to pray for me, he said, “Lord, may we have your favor in seeing Brother Steve home safely.”  It was then my vision was cleared up.  My head still hurt some, but my vision was good again.

I put the car back into drive and started home.  My Pastor called me again when I was about 7 miles from home and talked to me until I got to my driveway.

In our talk, we theorized the flu shot may have effected me and the stress of why I was having a CT scan may have all come together to show me my need.

What a blessing it is to have a friend like my Pastor, but even greater is having a God who hears my cry and it reached His ears and I received His favor.  Thank you, Lord.


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