A while ago, as I lay in the hospital due to the injuries sustained in an accident, the doctors were all giving me a really bad prognosis. My fever raged out of control. They could find no cause or source of infection. My sugar level soared beyond safe levels. And very destructive option for my health was presented.
But I’ve been here before. I fought this giant… I know how these things end. So many well meaning people send cards and letters with words about why this had happened. Trying to figure out why is the worst possible thing you can do when you face a crises. Don’t ask yourself the wrong questions. If you do, it could cost your life!
My long time friend Allen Speegle came to spend time with me and he got it right. He just said, “I know you can beat this. I just want to make sure you’re not thinking of giving up.” He is a man who understands faith. The question is rarely do we believe the truth. The real question is, “Are you going to give up?”
I had the end in sight. I knew what the outcome would be. I know we are always more than conquers in Christ. By His stripes, I have been healed. That promise is mine. It may not feel like it or look like it, and there may be no one else who agrees, but that is the reality God offers. And I choose to believe His report!