When Good News Isn’t As Good As We Hoped It Would Be

Psalm 139:13: For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. (HCSB) 

Job 10:11: You clothed me with skin and flesh, and wove me together with bones and tendons. (HCSB) 

Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (NIV)


The new medicine I am taking for my advanced osteoporosis is working!  My latest scan showed some thinning but no major digression as the past ones have shown ……but……and this is a major BUT ….. the marvelous miracle medicine that is having such a positive affect on my bones is having an adverse affect on my kidneys. Lord, I am shedding tears into my coffee this morning.  I am so very discouraged.  I have so many health issues, and it seems that each check-up brings more tests and each test brings a new issue. Sometimes I feel as if my health issues are like a child’s spinning top, going in circles but spinning all over the place, almost out of control.  Or like an avalanche, going downhill fast and picking up more speed and more problems along the way.  Lord, help me to remember that You created me.  Jeremiah 1:5 tells me that You knew me before You created me in the womb.  I can’t be sure of what is going to happen but You can.  Hermann Hesse is quoted as saying “We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.”  Father, You created me.  You knit me together.  You wove my bones together. In Jeremiah it says that Your thoughts about me are for good. Isaiah 41:10 tells me not to be afraid and not to get discouraged. You are God, and You will give me the strength I need to face my issues, health and otherwise. Just as David sang to you, I will also sing – Lord, You created me and I am wonderfully made.  My frame was not hidden from You before I was born, and it is not hidden from You now.  I will not be discouraged because You hold me up and give me strength.  As Peter proclaimed in 1 Peter 5:7, I will cast my cares upon you because You care for me


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