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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  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!

  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. ;)

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

  4. Praying for the new medicine to help you.

  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!

  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,


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