I’m surprised that with my current circumstances that the Holy Spirit keeps bringing to my mind Ephesians 3:20. After all, God knows I had a seizure, it’s no secret to Him, yet He promises:
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.”
My current circumstances aren’t usually what someone would call “abundantly beyond.” After all, don’t we think of that verse and those words and think of what we would define “good”?
For you see, I had a seizure the day Larry and I were supposed to leave Greece, about two weeks ago. God had given us a very fruitful five weeks of ministry and we took the opportunity to go to the Parthenon on our last day. It was magnificent of course. Then we settled into eating our lunch at a restaurant nearby and after a few bites of my delicious Greek salad, I …don’t remember anything until I woke up in a hospital an hour and a half later. After multiple tests, and wonderful care, nothing could be found to explain my seizure.
Since then, Larry and I traveled home and I saw my general doctor yesterday. He believes my symptoms indicate a grand mal seizure and referred me to a neurologist for an appointment next Thursday.
What does the future hold? Only God knows. For right now, I can’t drive. I shouldn’t be alone. Larry has risen to the occasion with love and care for me–and trust in God’s plan for our future.
We can see God’s sovereign provision in that I’ve been scheduled for months to speak at a women’s retreat this weekend. When plans were first made, the committee let me know I could bring a friend at no cost. Although I usually travel alone, I invited my sister to join me. We have often said we’d like to minister together and she was available this time.
So I’ll have constant supervision (happy face). My faith is strengthened to know God is doing above and beyond all that we didn’t even know to ask or think.
Thank you for praying for me, for us, for the wisdom and direction for the neurologist as we meet with him next Thursday. Please ask God that we will walk in His continued provision of peace and trust in His plan which will be proven to be “beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works within us.”
You most likely didn’t have a seizure recently, yet God knows all that is currently happening in your life and He cares. He has only good intended for you because He is able to do far beyond what you can even ask, think, or grasp. Let’s trust Him together.