227 – No Answers, Just Faith
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I try not to complain. For those of you who know me, I’m a pretty happy guy. I will talk about bad things in my life, but I really don’t let it get me down too often. The times when I complain is when I can’t do what I want. I’m not talking about a 3-year-old temper tantrum, but that also happens once in a blue moon. I’m talking about when my body fails me. I have had surgeries in the past, ailments and more, but usually, after lots of trial and effort, there is an end in sight. With my current knee complaints, all possibilities are 50/50 at best.
Try something that has a few side effects but is less invasive but insurance doesn’t cover it and it may not work. Something else is more invasive and covered by insurance but may not work. A third option will work right away but is very invasive, more risks, and has a shelf life. These aren’t good options. Still, I research, ask my family and friends for ideas, and try not to give up the faith.
Today was hard though when I hurt and all the doctor’s answers come up with bad odds. Still, I know I have a job to do, a life to led, so I try to go on. Even Atlas shrugged.
But while my faith in modern medicine may be shaken, my faith in God isn’t.
Scripture on Faith Answers
- We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. – 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
- And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.- 1 Peter 5:10
Tonight’s scripture’s really resonated. The first telling me that no matter how hard life is, how bad things seem, we will not be destroyed. God will make it right and lead us where we need to go. We will not be destroyed. The second, speaks on two levels. The first is that our suffering is small compared to the Lord. While that is hard to hear when times are rough, I appreciate his sacrifice so much more. Secondly, I know that I will be restored, firm, strong, and steadfast. I know that I will make the right choice through him and I will be back to the way I am meant to be. Note, I didn’t say the way I was before, but rather the way I am meant to be.
The Lord gives us answers we may not want to hear, but if we truly listen, those are the answers we need.
I will take my medicine, pray, and sleep. I know that I will get past this and survive. The Lord is before me, beside me, and behind me always.
What answers are you looking for from God? Have you written them down and prayed on them? Is he giving you answers you don’t want to hear? Know that you will not be destroyed, abandoned, or crushed. Jesus is with you always.
Lord, help me to not lose faith. Help me to trust that you will put the right people in my life to cure my physical ailments as well as my spiritual ones.