That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: ( 1 Peter 1:7)
We had an eventful weekend. My husband had some health issues that required immediate attention in the emergency room and then he was admitted to the hospital. He is still incurring some tests today to rule out a life threatening situation. Anyone who knows us knows that God is the center of our home and heart. As I watched five of the medical team rush around him and begin treating him, my initial reaction on the inside was panic, and on the outside I just smiled to reassure him all will be well.
As my husband’s condition was serious---he continued to be his witty, joking self through the whole process keeping doctors and nurses laughing and surprised by his demeanor. He is a bit of a corn-ball, but he makes you laugh, and you just can’t refrain from it. I suppose being the baby of the family made him that way. Regardless, he has a deep walk when it comes to allowing the joy of the Lord resound from his lips.
As I am writing this, he is having another medical tests performed. I can tell you this, that through his health crisis, we have concurred that we are in this together. For sicker or poorer, and I have to say reluctantly that I have been the one who has had four major surgeries through the years of our marriage. He has always withheld a stellar medical record. So, imagine my surprise when we did a role reversal.
We experienced nothing short of a miracle during the most critical phase of this event. God is moving, and we recogonize it for what it is. I told my husband that people all over the planet were praying---and they were! I alarmed my prayer warriors who spread the news globally.
I am saying all this to say one thing---Take your impossible situation to God today! He will use it to develop His character in you. Once you go through a trial, you should be a little more like God. If you are not, get ready to go back to the starting line and run the race until you do it right. I pray that God finds our response and resolution to this trial to be found as Praise and Glory unto His SON!