Sunday, September 7, 2008

Confident Trust - Scheduling The Ultrasound

In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.
Psalm 4:8

I am truly sorry that I have dragged this on for so long. I meant to share with you much much sooner how things went down with the ultrasound, and then I forgot!

I went down to the radiology department on my way to pick up my medication and scheduled the ultrasound appointment.

Radiology Lady With Kooky Fake Hair: "Our first available appointment is September 11th at 10:45"

Wanting Some More People To Look At Her Tah-tah's Lady:"Hmmm. September 11th is ringing some bell in my head."*wonders now if that had anything to do with the TWIN TOWERS - HELLO*

RLWKFH: "Better to be safe than sorry, how about September 12th at 10:45."

Me: "Okay thanks."

There it is folks: more waiting.(Sorry to do that to you)

I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for Him."
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him,
to the one who seeks Him;
Lamentations 3:23-25

Isn't it interesting that this passage is found in a book called, "Lamentations"? That even while Jeremiah was struggling through what was, to the world, a horrible situation and lamenting about it, he had confident trust in the Lord.

What does this mean? Well, it means that though man may even perish in sorrow, God endures. And because God endures, the great purpose and workings of God endure. God never does anything temporarily; all that he does endures forever. Jeremiah sees that what God has taught him in his grief will have a practical use. Even if he were to die in the midst of his grief, God's purposes endure. God is simply preparing now for a work yet to come. God is not limited by time. He is eternal. His throne, his authority, endures to all generations. In practical terms, the prophet is realizing that after he has been through this time of grief, he will have learned a truth about God that will make him absolutely impervious to any other kind of test. Once he has been through this, nothing can reach him, nothing can upset him, nothing can trouble him, nothing can touch him or overthrow him. He is now ready for anything. And in God's great purpose there will be an opportunity to use that strength. (commentary in gray by Ray Stedman)

Me too.


Jenster said...

You're not dragging anything on. They are. And the waiting is the worst!

I love what you said about the Lamentations passage.

Amen, Sister J!

His Girl said...

I'm sorry that your life is dragging currently (as far as my taste, anyway) though i think a slower pace toward good news is preferable to the fast pace toward bad news.

i love everything you say and notice and write in this post.

"confident trust" keeps ringing in my ears.

Gretchen said... cool. I'm working my way thru the Bible for (she ashamedly says) the first time. So far, I've started 1Kings. I'm digging the whole experience. Even when I don't get it, I dig it, and so it goes.

Sending prayers and hope your way. KNowing you'll be fine whatever the result is. (((hugs)))

PJ said...

Still praying for you. The waiting is oh so difficult. But really...them rushing you through it could bode worse things??!! Trust. Trust.


Jenn said...

When will you have the results from your Sept. 12th appt?

Sorry they are taking things so slow for you.