“Crap. Crap. CRAP!!!”
were the first words out of my mouth when I got in the car leaving the oral surgeon’s office today
I wish it weren’t so
but we keep it real around here
and that’s exactly what I said as I gripped the steering wheel and began backing out of the parking lot…
my multiple weeks old toothache that is now accompanied by an earache is wearing me out
so Monday, quite sure that I had met my lifetime quota of Ibuprofen
I broke down and called my dentist …
they know it’s serious when I call because
I am a pathetic, WEENIE, CRY BABY who is SCARED TO DEATH OF THE DENTIST and
I NEVER CALL unless it’s SERIOUS
the sweet little receptionist answered and said:
“how soon can you be here, Sweetie?”
I went. They x-rayed. We chatted. I sweated. and left with an appointment to go see my root canal guy.
early Tuesday morning: my precious mother drove her Valium-ed up daughter to see her root canal guy
They x-rayed. We chatted. I sweated and left with an appointment to see an ORAL SURGEON
>INSERT< this is where I almost passed out and was MOST GRATEFUL my precious mother was with me
which brings us to today:
Precious rode with me to see the ORAL SURGEON “just in case” they decided they could or would do something for me…
We arrived. Waited 2 hours. They x-rayed, we chatted, I sweated ..yada. yada. yada. I left with an advisement to go back to my root canal guy and have the root canal
I’m not kidding.
OH! and I spared you the additional horrifying detail that I quite possibly have a sliver of BONE trying to “work it’s way out” of my gum!
for the love.
so tonight when I sat down for my quiet time and I read
“When things don’t go as you would like, accept the situation immediately”
I couldn’t help but
Seriously, God is so RIGHT ON
ALL THE TIME
In our day to day happenings whether
good, bad, happy or sad
from toothaches, to cancer, to preterm labor and even death
we too often forget or even dismiss how TOTALLY Sovereign He is
and today He chose my toothache
to remind me that
“He’s got this.”
He’s working all things together for my good …
for our good…for those of us who love the Lord
and for those of you who don’t know Him as Savior
I’d love to tell you more about …
“Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?”
or why I believe….
“It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.”
and just so you know….I care about you.
and even more than I care about you and your toothaches, and your TOUGH STUFF and stress, and disappointments.
“So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and in His good time he will honor you. Give all your worries and cares to God for he cares about what happens to you.”
love & blessings,Karmen
what was your response to your latest frustration? disappointment? stressor?
feel free to share in comments :O)