So, as many of you know, I was finally wrangled into a doctors office. I try not to do very much personal stuff here, I want the focus to be about your edification and encouragement. However, it helps from time to time to know just whose behind the black lettering and media breaks. So, while I’m uncomfortable detailing my diagnosis I’ve already mentioned that it’s a numerological disorder. I wanted to give an update, and an encouraging suggestion.
First, let me give God glory, praise, and honor! In His providence the original doctor I was scheduled to see couldn’t make it, but I get nervous when my phone rings a number I don’t recognize. So when they called to tell me not to come in, I ignored the call. Answering machines make me nervous, I’ve never set mine up. Although, now, with treatment, I’m answering calls willy nilly and might even set that voice mail up! I went to the doctors office to be told I couldn’t be seen for another three weeks, which I was thrilled to hear because I didn’t want to go to begin with. My dear husband, so concerned and sweet, stepped in and asked if there was anyone else available to see me. There was, and she was wonderful, thoughtful, kind, and helpful. She made me feel more comfortable, like I wasn’t sharing my worst traits with a stranger.
Also in Gods providence, she wasn’t comfortable treating me. She felt like I needed to see someone who was an expert in the field. I had already checked all the experts, which there seems to be a shortage of here, they were all clear booked for months. She had a patient who worked for a doctor, she pulled strings for me, and got me in to see that expert within a couple days. I wish I could tell you I was thankful at the time, or even acted like I was. I can only compare the amount of dread I felt with how I feel near a large spider or snake. This next doctor was just as kind, and helpful, as the first and quickly worked out a plan. It’s been five days, but it feels like it’s been a lot longer. It’s been a very good five days.
The encouragement I want to give you is two fold. First, if there’s something wrong get it checked out. We have all heard, ad nauseam, that going to the doctor is showing a lack of faith in God. That is utter nonsense. No where does the Bible remotely hint at that, however we are told to be thankful for everything. This is the second encouragement I want to give, if you a blessed to live in an area with access to good medicinal care, thank God. Be thankful, dear ones. We don’t need to see miracles, or to demand God to heal us, to be thankful. We are a people of contrite hearts, humble, meek, and thankful. If God wants to heal me of this issue He can, but not due to my attempts at manipulating Him into it. He is sovereign over my life, He is sovereign over all things, I trust Him. I will be thankful. I hope this helps anyone who has been made to feel guilty for seeking medicinal attention. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.