They say that things happen in three’s! That certainly seemed to be the case over the weekend. We received three life altering health diagnoses for three separate family members all within a couple of hours of each other. It seemed as soon as we had gotten the news about one and were processing that diagnosis that’s when we received the diagnosis of another.
As we sat around praying, crying, leaning on each other, and clinging to hope we never stopped trusting God. Even when we weren’t sure if my Grandma would make it through the weekend and still be alive today, Sunday, Nov 12th.
There are still a lot of unknowns with these health diagnoses. In fact I spent the time during church today, on my knees in prayer. For now my Grandma, is stable. With the other diagnoses, we will deal with them and the unknowns associated with them as they come, while we await more tests results to come back. Still praying and remaining hopeful.
God reminded me that there are other things that come in three’s – like the Holy Trinity, made up of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We always say in my family that we do not know what the future holds, but we know who holds it. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ holds our future in the good times and in bad times. His will, will prevail regardless of what the health diagnoses are.
Currently in my life group we are reading a book by John Eldridge about moving mountains. I shared with the group that the mountain we may want to be moved and pray to be moved may not be the mountains God will move. Because to move the mountain we want moved that may not have the results He needs it to have in order to fulfill His purpose, that not moving our mountain would. Our mountains are not always God’s mountains. Ultimately His will, will fulfill His purpose and sometimes will be the opposite of what we want.
As we get ready to start another week, we still do not know the medical/health fate of these three very important people to me. But as we face these unknowns I know that regardless of what happens, that God’s got us. I know He will be there to rejoice with us if our prayers our answered the way we want and my family members are healed. I also know that if healing is not His will He will be there to comfort us and wipe our tears in those times!
For those of you who are going through something similar, please know you’re not alone. Psalm 34:18 say, ” The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Let’s pray for each other and encourage one another. If you want to talk and share with me what you’re going through or if you need prayer, please reach out to me via my email @ Witlee.Ethan@outlook.com, so I can pray for you.