And He Did …

crown.jpeg

I sat in my doctor’s office today, and thought I’d put the time to good use.  I read Philippians again, asking God to show me what I needed.

I found it fairly quickly.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Simple, huh?

Don’t worry - instead pray.

Tell Go what you need.

Thank Him for all He has done.

Then …. wait.

Wait in peace.

I even had my own reframe in place.  Instead of “Lord, I don’t know what I’m going to do,”  “Lord, I’ll give it to you and wait and see what you have planned for me.

It would have been a lot easier to write this before the office visit than it is right now.

A routine blood test turned up an unexpected and unexplained downturn in my kidney function.

I’m to see my nephrologist sooner than expected.

I’ve previously been diagnosed with Stage III Chronic Kidney disease, but told it could simply be a matter of aging.

Now, the numbers show I’m precariously close to Stage IV - a dramatic drop in one month.

Ok, then.

I look at what I’ve written about and realize that, for me, it is still not as simple as it looks or sounds.

I’m trying, right now, to turn the worry into prayer.  I need to thank God for what He has done and turn it all over to Him … and wait.

Wait and see what He will do.

So, rather than fear, I am trying to meet this situation with anticipation.  

What an opportunity for God to work in me.

The refining - the sandpapering - goes on.

I will be the better for it.

And I also realize just how God works in my life.  Before I read my Bible today, I asked God to show me what He had for me today.

And He did.

 © deni weber 2010-2015