As I child you could NEVER get me to go on a roller coaster or a ferris wheel. The one time my father convinced me to go on the ferris wheel with him, it stopped at the top! If that was not frightening enough, he began rocking the seat we sat in and was amused by my white knuckled grip and screams. My speed was more on the scale of the bumping cars and the carousel ride with those gentle horses.
The past five months have been like a roller coaster ride for me. But I thought my husband and I were seeing the light at the end of the tunnel just two days ago. Finally, we could move forward in life as we were blessed to find the right way to treat his crisis high blood pressure after surgery. Three months of close to 200/100 blood pressure readings were over! We could get back to our normal lives. Then we were pulled right back onto the roller coaster ride when his physician told us that he had an abdominal aortic aneurysm that was found on an ultrasound.
"No Lord, we need a rest...we want to get off this roller coaster..." these words echoed in my mind.
My heart aches to see my husband go through the hospital scenario again with tests, IV's and tension.
But after the initial feeling of my heart falling to my toes, we both looked at one another and knew God once again was protecting him.
God protected him when he had his stroke in October. Miraculously he was not driving and I was with him.
He suffered no lasting effects.
God had guided me to the surgeon that we felt was to do his carotid surgery.
God showed us that the medicines he was prescribed were increasing, not decreasing his high blood pressure. Now God showed us there was a serious life-threatening problem that we need to correct - soon.
Again the glass was not half-empty, it was half-full. This finding was not something that we would have known about unless HE showed us beforehand. Thank You LORD... yes, we will take another roller coaster ride knowing that YOU are in control. Your hand is held out for us to take hold of once again.
Yes, our minds are full of preparation and anxiety, but our hearts are filled with the comfort of knowing that we are in HIS hands. HE is in control and with that... we will move on.
His promises never change. . . what a comfort!
When you are overwhelmed with health problems, bad news, or relationship struggles, the Word of God can be your source of supernatural help. Don't give up!
Lord, have mercy on us; for we have been waiting for your help: be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of trouble. Isaiah 33:2
Along with HIS promises... we also are blessed with friends in faith that are there with encouragement and prayer. Thank YOU Lord for Your blessings!