2:242 – I Solved It (With Help)
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Since May, I have been experiencing chronic pain. I’ve gone through the journey of doctor after doctor, meds, tests, research, and everything. No dice. Then yesterday, as I was about to go to bed, I didn’t have pain for the first time in a long time. That absence of pain, had me refine my search for what is ailing me. That one new symptom, or lack of symptoms, changed where I was looking. When I saw the PA today, I let her do a full work up before suggested my diagnosis. She thought it fit well and even did research on it with me. I don’t know for sure if that’s what it is, but I never would have looked there if it wasn’t for being pain free for a few minutes.
The question is, did I solve the mystery? Was it just me, or did God have a part in it? You may say it was coincidental, but for me, I believe it was a God nudge.
- In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. – Proverbs 3:6 (ESV)
- For I hope in You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God. – Psalm 38:15
- And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus – Philippians 4:19
I prayed for a solution and he brought it. When I searched this condition, if it’s what I have, most people go 5 years before diagnosis.
Some will say it was a coincidence. I believe, it’s God helping me solve a problem.
I don’t know of anyone who’s life has turned out according to plan. There have been twists and turns that you couldn’t have predicted. Is it all fate? Is it our choices alone? For me, it is God rewarding and helping a faithful servant.
We have a choice when things go well. We can take the credit ourselves or we can acknowledge and thank the Lord. No one can make that choice for you. I choose to acknowledge God in everything I do.
Make a choice today. Are you going to take credit for everything that happens to you or will you acknowledge God? That decision can drastically alter your life.
Lord, thank you for helping me find a potential solution to my health problems. Give us the strength to first ask for your help, and second, to give you the credit for it. It’s easy to be prideful, it’s much more difficult to give you the Glory. We thank you for everything you do for us. In your name, Amen.