I sat in the waiting room on the fifth floor of the hospital where my husband was receiving a cystoscopy. My stomach felt like a washing machine on the spin cycle. What would the doctor find? I’d prayed so hard for a good report.
My cell phone beeped, and I picked it up with cold and clammy hands. The text said “All is okay. PTL.” The nurse had only called him in twenty minutes before. All was okay? Did that mean the cancer was gone?
When my husband walked out into the waiting room, a large smile on his face, I knew the truth. The doctor hadn’t found any remaining cancer in his bladder. My heart soared, and exhilaration swirled within. But the doctor needed to make a recheck in three months. What then? Would the disease return?
I believe the Lord had a message for me. We mustn’t trust in circumstances but in God. Circumstances change daily. Our emotions fluctuate like the weather. Our situations alternate hour by hour sometimes. So, though I might be happy and relieved about the medical report, I need to trust in One who never changes—unlike circumstances. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4