Last week was my “D-day.” I knew I would have to make the decision concerning my treatment for Wegener’s disease and Lupus. And I was prepared, because I had already told God that if my being “ok” meant doing the chemo drugs, so be it. I surrendered my resistance.
On Thursday, I went to my doctor’s office and they put me in a room to wait. I returned to reading my book called “Strange Gods” to pass the time. Bringing reading material to a doctor’s office is almost mandatory these days. As I read I came to the bible verse Jeremiah 29:11. It felt more like the verse was being broadcasted to me rather than silent reading.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Huh? Are you talking to me Lord?
I believe He was, and God was telling me that everything was under His control! He has plans for me and not even disease will change them.
Now, what unfolded next was a surreal life experience;i.e. Twilight Zone. The doctor came into the room and began showing me, my test results. The Wegeners and the Lupus were now in remission! I have never been treated for the Lupus. And the tests from three months ago to the new tests were like night and day. During the time between the tests, I had not started treatment either. There was no logical explanation.
Oh, I still have the asthma and ulcerative colitis, along with the Wegeners and Lupus. Except the Wegeners and Lupus are sleeping, and not actively trying to kill my body. Trust me, Wegeners can single-handedly kill off your kidneys, lungs, liver, and heart, without the aid of Lupus. To hear and see the facts that it is in remission, is miraculous to me!
I truly believe God is what happened! We are members of a church that prays, and prays, and prays. They stood before God and petitioned for my health, and are continuing to pray. I also believe that when I surrendered the disease to God, and gave Him all authority concerning treatment, doctors, etc, it opened the door for Him to work a miracle!
It is hard to give every little piece of your life to God, because we want to think we are in control. And, I am a control freak. But if God’s plans for us are to prosper us, not harm us, and give us hope and a future, why would you want to be in control? We can only accomplish things in the human realm of life. God’s accomplishments actively occur in all of the realms of the earth and the heavens.
Limited vs Limitless!
God knows the plans He has for you and they are amazing! You just have to be willing to surrender.
If you are struggling with any situation, whether it be small or life changing, surrender it over to God. And know you are loved!