First off, before I tackle trusting God in the unknown, I want to say Thank You, for all words of encouragement, since I did the blog post on “Why Not Me.” Your kindness speaks volumes, and to say that it’s helping you view things differently also. Praise be to God Almighty Friends!!! It’s Amazing how my Blog has grown, but I want to make something very clear. It is only by God’s grace, that it is what it is and has NOTHING to do with Angie! I’m just a willing body wanting to obey God and share the Love of Jesus Christ and help encourage others. I try to love him with my whole heart even when it’s hard.
Trusting God in the Unknown About My Health
I have had many questions from others wanting to know what the next steps will be concerning my foot. I did have my MRI this past Thursday 21st. It stated that I have an area of moderate enhancement that covers approximately 18mm. There is also a 2.8 cm long and 5mm deep area, that signals heterogeneous enhancement.
Now don’t ask me what any of that technical stuff means because this little hillbilly from Kentucky hasn’t the slightest idea. I just typed what the report said. I wanted to sound smart ya know. All I know at this point is what the report said. It is unknown and unspecific what this tissue growth is. My Dr has already told me my next step would be having a biopsy done. I’m hoping to hear from her Monday 25th when that will take place.
Be Honest with Your Feelings about Facing the Unknown
I’m not going to say that I’m looking forward to having this done because this would be a BIG FAT LIE! Just the thoughts of it are making me cringe. The Chemo injections hurt FIERCELY and I was told that was a piece of cake in comparison. I vote to be knocked out completely but I don’t think they will do that!
I suppose I will have both legs locked down be biting down on something to keep from screaming and I will be gripping the table with all the strength that’s in me. That’s what I had to do with the injections. I’m NOT big on taking pain medications, or something to help me relax, but I think this time, I will be asking. For some reason, I am extremely nervous about this procedure but God has a reason for allowing pain.
Accept God Has a Plan and Purpose
I am human and I think I’d been better off if the Dr hadn’t prepared me about it first. Once the results are back from the biopsy, they’ll know what they’re dealing with, and how to treat it from there. I will admit that this whole situation is kinda scary. Working in oncology and hearing the words you need a biopsy is terrifying. Especially when the biopsy is thrown at you personally. But Friends, not one of us knows what tomorrow may bring. That being said, this whole situation would be much scarier if I did NOT have Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. But know this, I am a daughter of the Most High King God directs my path and the steps I take within that path.
Understand You will not Face this Alone
If this turns out to be a form of cancer, and I’m specifically saying a “BIG IF” it does, I know without a doubt God will still take care of me, just like he ALWAYS does. I will be held safely in the arms of Christ. For instance, let’s say the worst “MAY” happen, and they have to remove a big section of my foot or the whole thing. Do I want that to happen? Absolutely NOT! Will it be easy for me? NO, it would be hard, and probably one of the hardest challenges, I would ever face.
I’m just wanting to make a point. “If” that were to happen would I turn my back on God? NO! Would I blame God and lash out at the people around me? NO! Would I feel sorry for myself? I would hope not! God will still be faithful and good! I will still praise him and shout of his goodness over my life!
Use Job’s Story as a Reminder of God’s Faithfulness
Job was a wealthy man living in a land called Uz with his large family and extensive flocks. He was “blameless” and “upright,” always careful to avoid doing evil. One day, Satan appears before God in heaven. God boasts to Satan, about Job’s goodness, but Satan argues, that Job is only good, because God has blessed him abundantly. Satan challenges God, that if given permission to punish the man, Job will turn and curse God. God allows Satan to torment Job, to test this bold claim, but he forbids Satan to take Job’s life in the process.
Remain Faithful in Trusting God
Job receives four messages, each bearing separate news, that his livestock, servants, and ten children, have all died, due to marauding invaders, or natural catastrophes. Job tears his clothes and shaves his head in mourning, but he still blesses God in his prayers. Satan appears in heaven again, and God grants him another chance, to test Job. This time, Job is afflicted with horrible skin sores.
For this light momentary affliction, is preparing for us, an eternal weight of glory, beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen, but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Job’s wife encourages him to curse God and to give up and die but Job refuses to struggle to accept his circumstances. In the end, he still speaks of God’s goodness. I used Job as an example because what an example he is right? If he can go through ALL that, and can still Praise his God!
Choose to Trust God in the Unknown
Bible Verses for Trusting God in the Unknown
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Notice it doesn’t say, IF, but it does say WILL have tribulation. However, it also states, that in Christ, we will have PEACE.
For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you. Isaiah 41:13
Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.James 4:14
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Proverbs 27:1
For everything, there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven:
A Time to _____ Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
- Be born
- Pluck up what is Planted
- Break Down
- Build Up
- Cast away Stones
- Gather Stones Together
- Refrain from Embracing
In Closing on How to Trust God in the Unknown
Our hope is found in Jesus Christ alone. However my own personal health situation unfolds, I will NOT be walking it alone. Whatever journey God wants to use me for, here I am. If what I go through on this earth will help someone in ANY way it will be worth it. Whatever your unknown is I pray you can face it with the mindset of complete faith and trust in God to see you through it.