It was a cool Thursday morning when we walked into the “diagnostic testing” area of our local hospital for my husband to have a “routine” stress test. After he went back with the nurse to begin his testing, I began to read and make a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish later in the day, as I was prepared to wait for several hours for his entire testing procedure. I didn’t get very far into my “list” when the nurse came to me and said, “I need you to wait in another area, as the doctor needs to speak with you”. WHAM! Suddenly, my own heart was racing with fear and concern flowing through my veins. Long story short, my husband was having irregular heartbeats that could have led to very serious complications. He is on medication and will have a “new normal”, but this condition is very manageable and he should be just fine. PRAISE GOD!
My husband and I are so very thankful that we have such wonderful friends, family, and church. As soon as I was put in the “special” waiting area, I sent a quick text to a few close friends who are our prayer warriors and within minutes one, who happens to work at the hospital, was at my side with a huge hug. How comforting for me and my husband for God to have in place a person to bring calmness and love immediately to us! Throughout the day other friends and pastors were checking in with us by visiting or sending a text message of encouragement and prayers of comfort.
When it comes to matters of the heart, pun intended!, God does such a wonderful job of sending people to us when our hearts are so fearful that it nearly freezes with the inability to think or function. He gives us folks to remind us to keep our focus on Him, because HE has it all, just as he says in Phillippians 4: 6-7 ~
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
God is so GREAT! He put this “routine” test at just the right time to catch a problem. He sent a wonderful cardiologist. He sent our family and friends with encouraging words, just when we needed them. And, He granted us his peace with the reminder ~ HE had this under control the entire time.
I praise God and give HIM all the glory for the healing hands He is placing on my husband, and for the early detection. Thank you, God, for protecting my husband’s heart! And, for putting your disciples just where they needed to be, when then we needed them to be. YOU, Lord, are AMAZING! 🙂