In His Hands

Man’s heart plans his way, but God directs his steps Proverbs 16:9. Do you see this? Are there times when your plans get sidelined by circumstances you don’t see coming? Well, a telephone call from my husband’s doctor last Friday put this week’s Tabernacle post on hold. 

My husband and I pray daily for God’s will to be done in our lives. We trust Him. According to Jeremiah 29:11, we know His plans are good. He’s proven Himself to be faithful, over and over and over. 

With that said, the call, while disturbing on a human level, did not send us into a panic. Instead, with tears, we immediately rejoiced. Once again, God caught an issue, we didn’t know about that could have taken his life. The doctor told him to plan on a full week in the hospital for testing and observation. “We need to see what is going on and figure out how to treat you.”

This is far from our first hospital experience. And you would think, I’d realize that very little significant writing can be done when the love of your life is going through rough waters. But I am a person of hope and purpose. After all, I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. Philippians 4:13 AMPC

So, I packed my rolling suitcase with my research notes, laptop, charger, Bible, and of course—snacks. (Every writer needs snacks.) “I will have plenty of time to write this blog,” I reasoned. 

Well, we are on day three, and try as I might, little significant script is ready to print. My mind will not cooperate. There are too many interruptions around us stirring too many emotions in us.

Jesus slept in the boat in the middle of the storm. The best I can do is underline facts and pray I can decide, with Holy Spirit’s help, which ones to add to the text. 

Thus, without further explanation, the Tabernacle series will continue next week—or not. It is God’s call. I will rest in His faithfulness, bless my husband with the full attention he needs, and trust God to work out the details. 

We are facing some difficult circumstances—ones the doctors don’t have textbook strategies to meet. Please pray for the doctors and for Mike. We are all depending on the only One who has the answers. 

When I opened Bible Gateway this morning, this is the verse highlighted today: 

Psalm 73:25-26 (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition) 

Whom have I in heaven but You? And I have no delight or desire on earth besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the Rock and firm Strength of my heart and my Portion forever.

He is our Rock, our Delight, our Ever-Present Help. Yes, we have doctors and good medical care available. But ultimately, our lives are in God’s hands. He is our Physician. 

If you are facing difficult circumstances and need help, He is faithful to hear and answer. Call on Him. 

See you next week, God willing. Shalom ♥

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12 thoughts on “In His Hands

  1. And when I opened YouVersion this morning the highlighted verses were:

    Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. Psalms 91:1‭-‬2 NLT

    For you, cuz!

    In Him, George💕🙏

    George Dumas Matt 22:39 -Sent from my Pixel

  2. Father, Jehovah Rapha, may your Peace that passes all understanding, guard Mary Ellen and her husband’s heart through Christ Jesus,our Lord. I decree Psalm 103:2-4 over them:

    Psalms 103:2-4 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
    who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
    who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

    We praise your name and so thankful for the stripes of Jesus who heals all diseases. Yes. he came to bring life, abundant and free. May the husband’s hospital room be an oasis of your love, life, light, healing, peace, and joy! Great Physician, you are with them.

    In the name of Jesus,

  3. Mary Ellen,
    My heart is with you. Our family has had a similar history and I understand that type of circumstance. I will be praying for you both as well as for his entire care staff.

    God is good indeed, and I’m rejoicing with you in that, and in the fact that that He is strengthening you.

    Please don’t feel rushed to return to the blog. While I, and countless others, get a lot out of it, your husband is so much more important.


    • Thank you, Susan, for understanding. Yes, my husband is MUCH more important. Love heals and I am doing my best to be a vessel of love for God to pour through. I will write when it’s time. ♥

  4. God bless
    Pray God work everything out for your God n for speedy restoration of your husband’s health

    Pray for me too
    Looks like at this time we are all going through so much

    God is amazing
    Thank you Jesus

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