What is God trying to teach me?

I came back from an appointment with an ENT specialist. Previous to this appointment, I saw two doctors—my own PC and another ENT (I had noticed that one of my tonsils was enlarged and had little “blister-like” bumps). Anyway, the doctor from today’s visit said that he wants to remove it and have it biopsied (he will actually remove both tonsils).

He said that I would be in extreme pain for days after the surgery—I’m not looking forward to the pain (who would?).  I was kind of “down” about all that so I tried looking at the “bright side”—at least I’ll be able to lose weight because I won’t be able to eat for a week. It was then that I realized that God had answered my latest prayer— to lose the last 10-15 pounds on my body.  This was His way of answering that prayer! I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself.

I remember when I prayed for Him to help me lose weight the last time— I was on the verse of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, then I was diagnosed with GERD. I had no choice but to stop eating certain foods, and I lost weight (30 pounds total). God answered my prayer!

First John 5:14-15 says, “…we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for” (NLT).  I know that God answers prayers—He may not answer it the way I thought He would, but He always answers them.

I have peace about this minor surgery. I know that I will be in a lot of pain during my recovery, but I am fine with that because I know all this comes from God— He is in control of my life.

I was originally going to write about how nervous I was about this procedure— one of the questions I wrote was, “What is God trying to teach me through all this?” I think He is teaching me to trust in Him— He wants me to remember that nothing happens in my life that was not authorized by Him, and that I have nothing to fear. God is so awesome!

Copyright © 2013 Dr. M. Teresa Trascritti
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