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Walking with the Lord through sickness: Answers to prayer
by Shelagh Gray - 30 September 2020
Life doesn't always work out as we would like or as we expect does it? We make plans and sometimes anything but the plan happens. Things come along out of the blue. Sometimes nice surprises, sometimes not nice surprises and sometimes very difficult situations altogether. The corona 19 virus is one of these very difficult and life changing situations that have suddenly overtaken most of the world. I am sure not many people could have imagined such a thing could possibly happen. How do we cope with these things in life?
There is a verse in the bible which says All things work together for good to those that love God. It’s found in Romans 8:28. I have found that God has an amazing way of turning difficult (and what appears to us to be even wrong) situations for good.
A small example of this happened to me recently. I am undergoing my second chemotherapy treatment. There were no complications first time round so I didn’t expect any this time but after the first treatment I didn’t pick up as I should have done. I had pain and a temperature and felt very unwell. The medical team advised that I went to the outpatients’ department at Clatterbridge hospital the next morning. It was a long and uncomfortable night!! I went to the hospital as early as possibly expecting to see a Dr and receive medication before returning home. It didn’t work out like that!! I was shown to a day ward and started on antibiotics for an infection. My husband, who couldn’t come into the hospital because of the covid 19 restrictions, was waiting for me in the car park. The nurses said it would be about a two hour wait while blood tests were taken. However the two hours stretched into four.
I wasn’t responding to treatment as the Drs hoped and they were not happy for me to be discharged. I spoke to my husband and we decided he should return home. We also had a click and collect order to be picked up!!! I am a slow reader but that day I finished a whole book before bedtime!!