Monday, October 29, 2012

The Great Physician

Haven't posted in a couple of weeks because I have been so very busy. I got a new part-time job at my church as a receptionist, plus my brother has had some major health issues and has been in the hospital. Because of this, my mind has been on doctors and brother, who can't keep food down, ended up having his gall bladder removed a week ago. That led to many complications and he recently was just moved out of ICU, but is still dealing with not keeping food down. Doctors have done and are still doing many tests, but can't figure out why. There are many, many people praying for my brother and sister-in-law, both saved and seeking a miracle from God. I know He knows what is going on with my brother's health and He is going to do something wonderful in this situation. We just have to trust our Great Physician! I read this poem and was encouraged, as I hope any of you going through a similar situation, may be encouraged!

The Great Physician

(Author Unknown)
Welcome to the Great Physician
Office hours are as you come,
He’s a Specialist in all problems
And His day is never done.
He can heal a heart that’s broken
He can mend the spirit, too,
No matter what your ailment
He does have the cure for you.
His fee for service never alters
He serves rich and poor as well,
He’s our one chance for Salvation,
He alone saves us from Hell.
There’s no fee for services rendered
All He asks is that we believe,
That He bled and died to save us
And all His blessings we will receive.
Do you have a special problem
That is troubling you this hour?
Then just simply leave it with Him
You can find no greater power.
Don’t delay in seeking treatment
Please, my friend, don’t hesitate,
For His office is soon closing
And He’ll shut and lock the gate.
I wouldn’t want you to suffer
While the Doctor’s so close by,
Your whole life will be much better
If my Physician you will try.

When You Have Sinned… Call Psalm 51
When You Deal with Fear… Call Psalm 34:7
When You Need Someone to Trust… Call Proverb 3:5
When Someone Comes Against You… Call Isaiah 54:17
When You Need Christian Assurance… Call Romans 8:1-30
When You Need God’s Mercy… Call Psalm 56
When You Get Tired of Doing Good… Call Galatians 6:9
When You Get Angry… Call Ephesians 4:26
When You Feel like You Can’t Go on… Call Philippians 4:13
When You Need General Help… Call Psalm 121

Counting my blessings:  
Gifts ugly-beautiful
1,040- All these "what ifs" that I need to be reminded of!
1,041- Pain and suffering
1,042- God's timing and ways

A gift
1,043- Food, family, gatherings

1,044- My brother's life, when moved to a different hospital...I truly believe he most likely would not have survived. We are still praying and believing for a healing miracle!

1,045- "There is an essential difference between submission and surrender. The former is the conscious acceptance of reality. There is a superficial yielding, but tension continues...It is halfhearted acceptance. It is described by words such as resignation, compliance, acknowledgement, concession. There remains a feeling of reservation, a tug in the direction of non-acceptance. Surrender, on the other hand, is the moment when my forces of resistance cease to function, when I cannot help but respond to the call of the Spirit. The ability to surrender is a gift of God. However eagerly we may desire it, however diligently we may strive to acquire it, surrender cannot be attained by personal endeavor." source

1,046- Again, seeing the beauty of life, nature, creation!(wildlife, seen when looking out my window)

1,047- Time in communion/conversation with the Lord!

1,048- Being content, in a world that promotes being discontented.

1,049- "Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of Life, which they are thenceforth to rule. As the Swiss Inscription says: Sprecfien ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden (Speech is silvern, Silence is golden); or as I might rather express it: Speech is of Time, Silence is of Eternity."" from the poet Thomas Carlyle

1,050- Seeing how peaceful and still my friends in the animal world can be...

1,051- "He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.'" 2 Corinthians 12:9

1,052- God's mercy and grace....always humbling!!! I am so undeserving!!

1,053- worship through music...I am so thankful for the ability to honor God in this way! (love this Chris Tomlin song!)

1,054-So many things of the fall season that remind me of His blessings...

3 Gifts in Christ:
1,055- bright fall colors (view out my living room window)
1,056- Reflecting on His love for me every day.

1,057- Finding peace in His presence!

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  1. Love your heart of hope and faithfulness...and your list of blessings! :)

    Sending prayers of love and encouragement for your brothers recovery!


  2. Such an encouraging post. Praying for your brother.

  3. What an awesome list of blessings! Praying that your brother recovers soon!


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