In the past several days I have blogged about finding new mold in my house:
and my dog, Belty, having some sort of an attack:
Now, it is my hubby’s turn to have a health issue….
In the past few days, he has developed severe groin pain, and he went to the doctor yesterday. They examined him, and sent him for an ultrasound. The doctor thinks that everything got twisted up and he needs an operation, at least….
My hubby, the “Work Horse”, is at work today, pain and all. He is very dedicated about supporting us, no matter how much I tell him he should be at home resting. (I can’t work anymore, so he works as much as possible.)
We are waiting for the doctor to get the results of the ultrasound before we know for sure what is wrong with my hubby.
During my rant about finding the mold in the first blog of this series, I finally remembered that Jesus says: “Do not worry”. In that post I explained that worrying about things I can’t control is something I’ve done for years and years – both in the many years before I was a Christian, and now, in the 13 years since I have been one.
The more you practice doing something the better at it you get. Please, Dear God, I don’t want anymore homework practicing not worrying….
Bad attitude, I know. But, I am still X, warts and all. I try to stop myself when I catch myself worrying about things I can’t control, but it is a very hard habit to break.
God has a plan where the health problems of me, my dog, and my hubby all make sense. He’s in charge of the timing, and there is nothing I can do about it.
Time again to practice my “Do Not Worry” homework:
This is Jesus speaking:
Do Not Worry:
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Jesus, I’ll get it another try, but I’m not promising anything….