Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday!

Last week I wrote about some medication side effects that have been bothering me.  I'd scheduled an appointment to talk with my doctor about it.  On Tuesday, the day of my appointment, I found myself getting anxious.  There were so many details racing around my mind, I wasn't confident that I'd be able to explain it all clearly.  I reviewed all of my notes so I'd be as prepared as I could be.

I prayed for a calm spirit, for clear thinking, and for clear communication.  I prayed for wisdom for the doctor ... especially since my last medication change was a difficult one.  I thought about God's promises ... such as "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength" (Isaiah 40:31) and "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5)  I felt better when I left home.

As I drove to the appointment, though, my nervousness started to creep back.  Within a minute, the radio station started playing "Hold Me Jesus" ... a song that blesses me every time I hear it ... and by the time I arrived at the doctor's office, I was calm again.

My appointment went well:  we talked about everything on my list, and the doctor prescribed a different medication that should have fewer side effects.  He also made a couple of other suggestions to help me cope with everything that's going on.

Lately I've received many reminders about God's faithfulness.  In my son's Bible curriculum, we just started a unit on exactly that topic.  On Sunday, we heard a sermon on ways that God comforts us.  On Wednesday, the In Touch devotional was Crying Out to God.  It's as though all of these things lined up just as I needed them.  I still marvel at the way these things "just happen." I know it's one of the ways that God provides exactly what we need, and for that I am very, very thankful.

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6 comments :

  1. I'm so glad that God gave you the tranquility you needed to deal with the situation! Such a blessing. :) I hope the new medication transition goes smoothly and that there are considerably less side effects!

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  2. Glad you found peace to get through your appt. I hope your new meds work out just right. :) It's so much easier, I've found, when I stop and ask HIM for help instead of leaning on myself. ;)

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  3. isn't God amazing? He knows exactly what you need and when you need it. He is in control. stay in faith.

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  4. Praying for the new medicine to help you.

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  5. His delivery is always on time! Ask and it shall be given, not to be taken lightly when one is sincerely in need. I too am thankful for His delivery in your time off need. God's peace to you!

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  6. I still amazes me that when I have a certain issue, God comes with either a song, an e-mail or phone call to see me through.
    I am glad that you doctor's appointment when well.

    Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us.

    Love & peace,
    Iris

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