For some years, I have been teetering on the brink of a medical diagnosis I don’t want―not the worst thing a person can have but not any walk in the park either. The numbers hovered at the last point on the chart before medications and other interventions would be necessary.
The tests are run every two years so I prepared myself as I waited for results this year. There wouldn’t be any reason to expect anything other than the diagnosis I dreaded. Or so I thought.
When I logged on my patient portal, I steadied myself as I read the results. I came to the sentence. “…remarkably stable …”
I sat back in my chair. I loved the doctor expressed his or her amazement that my status remained unchanged. It hadn’t improved, but it had not worsened over a period of two years.
I let those words “remarkably stable” settle into my spirit.
In this health issue, I acquiesced to the idea that a situation in motion tends to stay in motion―that given time and natural progression, I would receive the diagnosis. In my human assessment, I forgot to factor in God.
And He is the biggest factor.
So here I am amazed and remarkably stable. Well, at least in this circumstance. Big smile.
Friend, if you face a situation, which seems to be escalating and you have accepted that it will only worsen, don’t forget the God factor.
Recently, we ran into a police officer who gave a testimony about a police dog who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and expected to live only a few weeks. He showed us an x-ray from a year ago depicting the bones disintegrating and played a video of the dog limping. They prayed. Then he brought up a video made this week of the dog streaking around the yard and playing. Expected to live just weeks twelve months ago, he is now thriving. “God overrides the natural,” the police officer said.
Yes, God does. Remarkably so.
So, let’s step back, see our situation with fresh eyes, and remember how great our God truly is.
“Our Lord is great, with limitless strength; we’ll never comprehend what he knows and does” (Psalm 147:5).