Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

Antihistamines, Steroids and Lions

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Autumn allergy season has hit our household. Not to mention the sinus issues that seem to plague us every fall. I have said over and over that I need salt water this time of year. I use a daily sinus rinse, but I think that the coastline would be a more consistent dosage. Anyway…..

When understanding allergies, in layman’s terms, of which I am….our body produces histamines that work by dilating blood vessels and making the walls a bit permeable. Histamine is part of the body’s natural allergic response to substances such as pollen, cats, dust, etc.

So, we take antihistamines to keep those crazy chemicals from taking over our body and actually making us miserable. I told you it was layman’s terms. And I won’t even go into sneezing and mucus.

The point is….our body has been accused, lied to and misunderstood. Our bodies’ natural reaction is to try and fight off these villains. But instead of helping us, they hurt us!  We need truth to know if we need medicine.

Accusations. Lies. Misunderstandings.

My natural inclination is to respond to these things. I want to lash out and correct the wrongs that have been pointed my way. I want to defend, and if it is about someone I love….but I am learning to be quiet.

I don’t have to defend. The truth will always defend itself. I don’t have to worry. I just have to remind myself who I am in Christ. I take to His word~HIS medicine~ and adhere to that dosage of truth that I know to be so.

“The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.” St. Augustine-2

“Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’”John 8:31-32

Antihistamines fight the untruth and an antibiotic will take care of all the infection…or negative junk in my body. And shall we talk steroids? The truth over and over and over in “super power” form, like staying around encouraging people. 

Let the accusations fly. Those that know me won’t believe the lies. And the misunderstandings will work themselves out as the Father presents the opportunity.

Eph 1_13-14

Trust, surrender, resting, reminders, His word, truth. Healing takes place and you rest in His truth.

That’s all the medicine we need to be well. Let the healing begin!

So excuse me while I go move a room full of furniture…the steroids are working.


“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,


*NIV Bible, personal graphics

Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 59 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 43 years, married 40 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

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