Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Doctor's

"The doctor's appointment came. Josephine sat in the waiting area, wringing her hands." (Hope for Tomorrow)

Doctor's appointments have a tendency to bring one of two emotions: fear or joy. Isn't that right? When things don't go right with our bodies, we need to go to the doctor's. When we get pregnant, we go to the doctor's, many times over.
I can remember sitting at the doctor's with Chris, waiting to hear our first boy's heartbeat. There was just something so exciting about those appointments. Chris went to every one with me, too, for each kiddo.
Then, I remember sitting at the doctor's office when I was having anxiety and thought perhaps something deeper was wrong. Fear coursed through my being.
Or what about sitting with your kids in the waiting room, anxiously waiting for the nurse's call of your son's name?
Doctor's appointments. Fear. Joy. Nervousness. Excitement.
The Bible tells us not to worry about tomorrow for tomorrow has enough worries of its own. It also reminds us not to be anxious for anything, but in everything, to pray, giving thanks. And to cast all our cares upon Him for He cares for us.
Now it's your turn:  When was the last time you were at the doctor's office and how did you respond?


  1. We remain quite calm even with all our dire health news. The peace of course comes from God. Blessings, Susan Fryman

  2. Joi, my visits are always laced with apprehension: will my lab report be better this time? Thank the Lord, He's always right there with me, surrounding me with His encouragement!