I’m convinced that, in some ways (not in all ways, but in some ways), it is easier to be the patient than the person on the other side doing the worrying and waiting.
This has been a tough week for some friends. One friend’s son was in a serious car accident and is, thankfully, recovering. Another friend had surgery yesterday to hopefully rule out breast cancer. Another friend’s daughter has breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. And one of our sweet neighbors had some heavy duty chest pains that landed him in the hospital, but thankfully, turned out to not be a heart attack.
So many families worried about someone they love. Countless friends lifting up hundreds, if not thousands, of prayers for their recovery and healing. Many sleepless nights all around.
It’s at times like these when we know we should trust God. We cry out to him for help, but do we trust Him? How do we trust Him? Do we simply say, “Lord, I trust you in this situation and I know that you are in control.” Sure, that’s a good start, but I think it involves much more than just saying the words.
To trust God is an action, not just a statement.
It’s a choice, not just a concept.
It’s a commitment, not just a one-time promise.
I’m convinced that the decision to trust God and not be overwhelmed with worry about possibly life-altering situations is most often a decision that has to be made – and re-made – every day. It’s possible the decision to trust has to be made every hour of every day during certain times of life. But if we can do it. If we can honestly trust God. I believe we can truly find peace during some of the most difficult days we will face.
Hoping each one of you has a lovely weekend.