Diversion from minimalism blogs for this Sunday to report a wonderful God story!
A Beautiful God story…
6am… attempting to “check in” online for my MRI. Had appointment at 1130am.
730am…After trying on all 3 of my devices, without any luck, I gave up. I was afraid the appointment wouldn’t be confirmed and canceled but had done my best. Very frustrated that the medical world is leaning towards these mandatory online check ins, and I do not want to be forced to use my electronic device to survive!
9am…Asked some friends to pray that my appointment would go SMOOTHLY (since the prep work didn’t.) I felt better because people were now asking God for help on my behalf.
915am…Called and scheduler said he checked me in so I felt a bit better. I asked him to send me to technical support so I could fix the check in problem. He sent me to a voice mail of a billing person. I wondered how competent he was and if he really had checked me in.
1045am…Arrived early. Told front desk I couldn’t check in online and she apologized for inept computer system. She checked me in, gave me paperwork to fill out and called me back to desk 2 minutes later. Said I may not want to keep my appointment because payment due is $670. I explained the insurance company verified beforehand that it is $250. No, she said, after checking several times, it’s $670. From experience, I know they do this routine and are good about refunding. I paid the extra.
12pm…Called into appointment after waiting extra half hour. Nice young guy had to administer an IV and boy, did he have a hard time with my small veins. I had drank lots of water to pump them up beforehand but he was struggling big time. I feel sorry for the blood drawers and just tell them to do their best. He kept saying the vein popped but kept trying. Good thing I was already laying down since I’m squeamish. Ha
1215pm…Spent next 45 minutes, laying perfectly still, with MRI hammering and screeching. If you’ve ever had one, you can relate.
I lay perfectly relaxed. Wait, what? It’s not relaxing to get an MRI, especially with a sore stiff arm, laying dead still.
I had indescribable peace. One of my New Years Resolutions was to Be Still and I did it for 45 minutes. I talked to Jesus a lot, prayed for others and envisioned Heaven.
The rest of the day had one trial after another. I had peace and sailed through each trial. This is not the usual me who freaks after trial 2 of the day normally.
But people were praying for a smooth day. It was not smooth! Was God too busy to answer this prayer? Nooooo, He gave me peace amidst all the trials! I got to experience this beautiful scripture…
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
Thank you God! ❤❤❤