by guest author Kristi Singletary
When it rains it pours, somehow that is always the case. Have you ever been to that point in life where you thought what else could possibly go wrong? We have had our share lately and we found ourselves overwhelmed to say the least.
In January, my husband had a car accident. I was helping my daughter at her house when we received that dreaded phone call. I was literally stunned for a second unable to believe what I was hearing; I do not do well in those situations. OVERWHELMED!
Thank goodness my daughter was there so she drove us to the scene of the accident. My husband was very dazed with pain in his head and abdomen. An ambulance ride was the only option as he is on blood thinner everyday due to an aortic valve replacement that he had back in 2013 (another testimony for another day) and the scare was internal bleeding. OVERWHELMED!
When we arrived at the hospital, they did a CT scan of his head and abdomen. The results were incredible! His scans were all clear, he was going to be ok. God had protected him once again. OVERWHELMED! Still very foggy headed with a massive headache, he was able to go home that night.
The next few days were difficult as he beat himself up over having an accident. He was upset that we were going to have to make a financial decision regarding a new vehicle as he figured his was totaled. The insurance company called and indeed it was totaled. OVERWHELMED!
As he was home recovering, we received a call from the hospital where he had gone after his accident. The nurse advised that the radiologist had read his scans and that he had a lesion on his right kidney, unrelated to the accident, that needed to be checked out. Seriously??!! Are you kidding me??!! Did God allow he accident to discover this??!! OVERWHELMED!
A few days later, we went to clean out his truck so the insurance company could take possession; the truck that had belonged to his late father for years. OVERWHELMED! It was sad as he cleaned out his dad’s truck and said goodbye to that piece of him.
One week later, he had an appointment to see a urologist about the lesion on his kidney. Upon reviewing the scan, the doctor confirmed that there was definitely a wedge-shaped
mass. OVERWHELMED! We were told about the possibilities including cancer and the only way to know what we were dealing with would be to remove that part of the kidney and have pathology reveal the diagnosis. OVERWHELMED!
We were advised to come back in 6 weeks for my husband to have a repeat CT scan to determine growth or changes and go from there. It was a long, long 6 weeks! OVERWHELMED! In the interim, some days fear consumed us and some days we had incredible faith. And our firstborn got married during this time; we had a lot going on for sure. Six weeks passed and we went to the urologist unsure of the outcome. OVERWHELMED!
The doctor came into the room laughing, just laughing. I wish I had a video to share with you. He said, “Todd, your scan is fine! I don’t know what to tell you, whatever was there is gone. Not only gone, but it left a scar. When I first looked at your scan, I thought why did we scan this guy? It looked like I had done surgery to remove that piece of your kidney. So I went back to read your chart and remembered that you had something there. I don’t know what to tell you, it’s gone, whatever was there is dead, but it left a scar. You do not need me anymore!” Say what??!! Are you kidding me??!! OVERWHELMED!
God had once again protected my precious husband. I’m sure each of you have similar stories, testimony of God’s healing or protection. We are still very overwhelmed by the latest event, the thing is GONE and it left a SCAR. Isn’t it just like God to not only remove the thing, but to leave a scar??!! A scar that appeared that it was surgically removed?! He wanted us, the doctor, and the world to NOT be able to explain it away. God left proof! Undisputable proof! A scar that He had been there. OVERWHELMED!
As I think back over the last few months, I have tried to figure out the purpose in all of this. What was the reason for the accident, for the kidney mass? We will never really know as God’s ways are higher than our ways. He sees the big picture; after all He is the author of our story. We believe that the wreck happened to find the kidney mass. And we believed that God, without a doubt, removed it from Todd’s kidney. He left a scar so that the world would not be able to explain Him away, that we and the doctor could see, without a doubt, a touch from His healing hand, a miracle! OVERWHELMED!
The doctor was laughing and smiling so big, I think because he too knew the truth and he too was overwhelmed. Whatever your life looks like today, stuck in a season of pouring rain from the circumstances of this life, grab hold of the Savior. Hang on precious one because the sunshine is coming!
When He reigns, He pours!
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
(Originally published on Memory Laine Boutique’s “Beautiful You Blog” – March 21 2017 https://memorylaineboutique.com/blogs/beautiful-you-memory-laine-boutique-blog)