Jeremiah 17:8 - He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
You step outside your door and then do a double take and head back inside. It’s much too hot for you to be outside.
Summer can be a worrisome season especially if you have a health condition that is affected by the heat.
Some include having an autoimmune disorder where your body breaks out in rashes or hives whenever the individual becomes overheated. Others include passing out or having difficulty breathing. And for those who are in their senior years, the heat becomes even more unbearable.
Summer, though, can be a difficult time even if you don’t have a disease that makes it hard to be outdoors. It’s a matter of time; when you stay out in it longer than is wise you can be impacted by heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are both heat-related illnesses. They both have similarities and differences. Emedicinehealth.com's article, "Heat Exhaustion vs Heat Stroke: How to Tell the Difference," lists ways they are the same such as headache, weakness and muscles cramps; and their differences such as heat exhaustion causes pale, cool clammy skin and heat stroke causes flushed, hot dry skin.
Either of these heat-related illnesses are to be avoided. Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke which can lead to death.
Greatest.com in their article, "24 Tricks to Survive Hot Summer Nights (without AC)," provides some great tips such as how to make a DIY air conditioner using ice and a fan.
Now with the aid of ways to help you stay cool and avoid heat-related illnesses, and with God’s watchful eyes upon you, there’s no longer any need to fear the heat. So go out and enjoy your summer!
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.