The key to not be overwhelmed in the moment was prayer. There was nothing she could do in the moment but pray. The doctor’s prognosis was a surprise. From complete health to death in a few months if left untreated. Shifting gears, she began to pray as she sat in the doctor’s waiting room.
Prayer brings a hope and peace that surpasses human understanding. Prayer brings a confidence in the One Who holds our lives in His hands.
“Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].” ~Philippians 4:6-7 AMP
From this place of peace and hope in the One Who is always near, she began to research the rare disease. Armed with information, she began to research doctors and treatment plans. Prayer for healing, trust in God, and divine guidance bring forth a pathway she will walk in the coming weeks.
Abiding, dwelling, resting, trusting in God are the keys to moving forward in a life-giving manner. Refusing fear, anxiety or despair keeps us from spiraling out-of-control. Our dependence on the Holy Spirit to lead us, keeps us in a good heart position for abiding in Him.
“Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.” ~John 15:4-5 AMPC
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” ~2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NASB
“Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]. The things which you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things [in daily life], and the God [who is the source] of peace and well-being will be with you.” ~Philippians 4:8-9 AMP
The Door Key
There was nothing she could do but pray. But prayer is the key to the Door, the Prince of Peace, and the Mighty God. As we turn the key of prayer, the Lord opens our eyes to see. His perspective causes worldly things to grow dim and eternal things to grow bright. Like an eagle, we soar above the trials, and glide on His Holy Spirit wind.
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” ~Isaiah 40:28-31 NASB
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