He's Got The Whole World...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

“I'm sorry to say so but, sadly, it's true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.” -Dr. Seuss

I hate being sick. And you know what? Lately, it feels like I've been sick all the time. 

You know what else? I hate having to go to the doctor. You might find that funny, since I want to be a nurse. It's not that I don't like doctor's offices or anything. In fact, they are really quite interesting. (Seeing how everything flows together, each person doing their part. Teamwork in action!) However, I don't want to be the one who's having problems. I want to be the one helping other people with their problems.

But today, I was having problems. Actually, I've been having problems since Friday evening. Actually, I've been having problems for longer than since Friday. Honestly, I've had problems my whole life. (Haven't we all?) But this one particular problem has really been a... problem, lately. 

So, back to Friday. We went to watch a play. It was a really good play, with wonderful actors, a fairly engaging plot... Towards the end of it, I started to feel kinda nauseous. It wasn't really bad at that point, but it was certainly frustrating. By the next morning however, it was, well, pretty bad. And it's been that way since then. We finally went to the doctor on Tuesday, and she gave me some antacids to take every day for a month, and instructions not to eat anything highly acidic and to lay off on the dairy for a few days.

All of this has been pretty discouraging. I've felt really bad every day this past week. I haven't been able to do all of the things I like to. I just felt so helpless. I didn't know of anything I could do to fix it, and I couldn't even see an end to it all.

But then yesterday I started thinking of something. It's not anything I hadn't heard before, and it's not anything really unique or different, but sometimes it doesn't have to be.  Sometimes it the simple thought or idea that comes just when you need it that makes the most impact.

And what came to me was this... I'm not in control of it all.

I'm not in control, but that's OK. I know the one who is. I don't have it all together, but that's OK, too. Because I know the one who does. So I don't need to worry. I don't need to wonder if things will ever get better, or if I'll finally feel healthy again. Because the Creator of the world, the one who holds everything in His hand, holds me in His hand, too. And He has everything under control. 


I'm still working on getting slips of paper for my "Monday Is" project. Please please please please think about it! Your little phrase doesn't have to be something "incredible". It doesn't have to be deep or profound, just anything will do! Drop by HERE to get all the information on that. Thank you soooo much to the people who have already participated! (You know who you are.)

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