Terbinafine is fine

No, I'm not going to upload a picture of my yellow toe. You should be glad. It's gross.

No, I’m not going to upload a picture of my yellow toe. You should be glad. It’s not the most attractive thing. The lady is my better half.

I have to take this medicine for 3 months. Maybe 6.

Apparently, it won’t knock out quicker the fungus that turned my toe nail (excuse me, this is not for the squeamish) yellow.

My son Hosea.

My son Hosea.

If a medicine needs to treat consistently over a period of time to fully eradicate the infection, why do we expect prayers to revolutionize our lives instantly?

Compared to some of the infections in our souls, the toe fungus is a simple matter. It makes sense to me that we need to treat consistently and over a prolonged period some of the troubles besetting our hearts. Don’t give up if the answer doesn’t come quickly.

It’s nice to see my toe turning flesh color again! It’s also nice to see my heart becoming less of a stone. For my heart, I’ve been praying for 33 years (not always consistently). Be patient with me. Jesus is not done yet.

Stay calm and keep praying.

28 responses to “Terbinafine is fine

  1. My first husband had toenail fungus for 30 years, and he refused to take medicine until last year. He’s a surgeon. I have it now, and yes, I will take the medicine!

  2. Liking the understanding of prayers working over time like a refining fire, rather than the toenail fungus. πŸ™‚

  3. We serve a mighty God! I love how you used toe fungus to speak a spiritual truth, that’s cool! The fungus = blech! God’s message through it = awesome!

  4. Great message. God’s work is an accumulative effect. That was something I didn’t understand for a long time. I felt like what was the point in praying or studying the scriptures, it wasn’t solving my problems. But sometimes you gotta think of prayer and scriptures and worship as the basics, like food, water, and rest. Food, water, and rest, for example, won’t get you a job if you need one, but you need those things in order to be in the best condition so you can get a job. It’s the same with prayer, scriptures, and worship. You’ve got to be doing those things if you really want to get the right relationship with God. And often doing those things helps you recognize what God is doing for you in your life already, and it makes it easier to hear his voice when you need answers. Good reminder. Thanks!

  5. We’re so addicted to instant gratification. Thanks for the reminder to apply patience to our prayer life.

  6. Thanks for the reminder that part of the beauty of prayer is in the unfolding that happens in our lives.

  7. Not what I expected. That’s why it was so perfect! Thank you!

  8. Hi,
    Thank you for visiting my blog always.Awesome message, many times when we come to God we put him on our schedule and we say God fix this.When he doesn’t do it right away, many of us run to get the solution somewhere else. Not realizing that all other fixes are temporary.God wants us in a permanent relationship with him,then we can enjoy all the benefits he gives to those he loves through prayer and fellowship.I ran away too and had to come back crawling on my knees.Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate πŸ˜ƒ
    Great messages in your posts. Remind something important that sometimes are forgotten! Thank you for sharingπŸ˜ƒβ€

  10. I’m with you, brother, on both toe fungus and prayer!

  11. Yes. Prayer too needs patience. My spiritual guru used to say, ‘patience is bigger than ocean’.

  12. Crazy how ‘stuff of life’ can speak such truths! Loved this post.

  13. I hope you get rid of the fungus soon. take care and God bless πŸ™‚

  14. Thank you for encouraging us to keep at the praying, that it’s not a microwave fast kind of thing. πŸ™‚ God bless you and your beautiful family!

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