I’m just going to start this post by pointing out that this image is not at ALL what I normally shoot. It happened while I was waiting for my daughter to finish soccer practice. It was so dark and cold outside, yet the trees were lit from the lights on the soccer field. I thought that it looked mysterious and magical all at the same time. All I had with me in the way of a camera was my iPhone 6s. But I took the shot anyway. And I’m glad I did!
I think this picture sets the tone for what I want to share with you today. I’ve been going through some medical issues lately. For almost three weeks I’ve been in pain, and it’s getting worse–not better. I’ve been to four different doctors, and I’m waiting on more tests.
Emphasis on the waiting part. As a follower of Christ, I profess to believe Him and trust Him.
It’s things like this that put faith to the test. I have reasons to be concerned. Some of the possibilities that my doctor discussed with me yesterday are pretty scary. But I know that God is not surprised. He either ordained this to happen (for His divine purposes) or He has allowed this to happen. God knows everything, including what’s best for me. I trust Him. And He will give me the grace and provision to go through whatever it is. No matter what. Maybe it’s nothing. Maybe it’s something terrible. It’s going to be all right either way.
Romans 8:28 says:
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.
I believe this verse with all my heart.
And a friend of mine posted the following quote on Facebook from Billy Graham:
“The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.”
So I wait. And believe. And hope in God. And I know that, no matter how things turn out, it really will be OK.