“I believe botox is going to be the solution to your problem as it will freeze the area and relax the muscle. First let me consulate with my colleagues as the twitch below your eye has been pulsing for an abnormal amount of time. We’ve tried medication and other intervention and I need to get other opinions. I’ll call tomorrow .”
The following day the Physician phones. “I have spoken to the other Doctor’s and believe you need to see a Specialist. I’ve booked you into a Neurologist for the 29th November. I believe everything is fine, but we need to make sure its benign.”
“What’s benign? I thought it’s a simple twitch” I exclaim confused. We have chat and I hang up feeling a little overwhelmed.
Now I truly believe that there isn’t anything sinister going on with my health and having a few jabs around my eye will sort the problem out. My only request is I get it done on both sides as I’m not walking around with a lopsided smile.
It’s funny how an unexpected conversation around your health can interfere with your thinking. I’m not making a mountain out of a mole hill but I gotta confess…I needed to pray for God’s peace as I digested the phone call.
That’s the thing with life, it can throw us curve balls, knock us off our feet, take our breath away and create confusion. So coming back to our support, our rock found in Jesus is crucial for living a life in peace.
Jesus made seven “I am” statements in the gospel John. He gives us servant girls, seven different pictures of who He is.
“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
“I am the gate; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall find green pasture.” John 10:9
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11
“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25
I know that Jesus is saying in John 11:25 that He has the power over life, death and the power to forgive sins (who ever believes in Christ has a spirit that death cannot diminish or conquer).
Resurrection, Bring life back to something that was dead.
Is there an area of your life which is dead? A part of you yearning, groaning, for Christ to intervene?
A hole that longs for His breath to fill so revival is experienced?
It might be your confidence. It’s taken a massive hit because you have adopted opinions and believed lies. Your hole needs His truth.
Your self-esteem has slowly depleted as you play the comparison game. You fill your mind with negativity and are a slave to pessimistic ‘self talk.’
Your hole needs to be filled with bible verses that articulate who you are in Him. His daughter, His image.
You’ve locked yourself up in shame believing that you are unworthy because of mistakes. Your hole needs to be filled with His grace and forgiveness.
You feel you’ve failed at marriage, relationships, parenting, friendships and those who have been entrusted into your care. Your hole needs His mercy, to be filled with the belief that He is a God of new beginnings.
Jesus makes claims about who He is which brings hope to any servant girl for any situation.
Do you believe them?