Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cause for Grumbling or Thanking ?

The prescription for my pharmaceutical drugs had lapsed and I was waiting for a requisition from my rheumatologist for a renewal.
Thinking ahead, I thought to prevent a potential 'problem'.   Sometimes the pharmacy is out of my drugs and I have to wait until they come in. So I called them, saying that a prescription renewal would be coming in in a few days and I was just checking to make sure they would have all my drugs in stock.  Checking on the drugs in question,  they assured me that yes they had them all on hand.
But when I went in a few days later to pick up my prescription they informed that the Leflunamide was back ordered and they only had enough to partially fill my prescription.
I was annoyed, and grumbled because I had specifically called ahead to give them time to reorder if necessary.

Yesterday, I had an appointment with my rheumatologist and she took one look at my liver test levels and expressed her concern.   The first thing she advised me to do to try to bring the levels back into a normal range was to make sure  the possible cause, the drug Leflunamide,  was not dosed at more than 10mg a day.    I went home, checked my dosage and yes.. the bottle instructions were 20mg- taken every day once a day!
With  now needing to cut them in half --  my partially filled  prescription  was exactly right.  

I was humbled to think how all along God had been working on my behalf to make sure I didn't have to pay for what I would not need...  even when I was trying my best to work it according to what I thought was needed.
It was a good reminder to me to not only let God have control of my life -- but to recognize that the things that make me want to grumble could well be a 'gift' from God designed to give me His best.
Why is it so hard for us to believe that God really IS in the details of our life, that He really DOES care for us as He says in His word?
If we really believed it, how much more at peace we would be, how much anxiety would melt away, how much greater our trust would be.

"Casting ALL your care upon Him, for He cares for you !"   
I Peter 5:7


Anneliese said...

Thank you, Julie, for sharing this experience and how you were able to look at it. It's good for me to remember that the things I worry or grumble about could well be for my good.

Lovella ♥ said...

I appreciate this post. It is such a good reminder to walk calmly through our days. It is humbling to think that simple responses of acceptance when things don't go our way could be a testimony. Such a great lesson.

charlotte mgcc said...

Isn't this so wonderful that God is in these details in our life. It is humbling and encouraging at the same time. How many times to I needlessly fret...and meanwhile God is taking care and sorting through the details and I have fretted for nothing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing that. So often we forget that God is a God of detail. He sees that little sparrow!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the GF recipes you share. More people than ever are now relying on that modified diet and your contributions help enormously. May God bless you and MGCC for the work that you do.

Marg said...

That's such a great full of encouragement as we are reminded of the simple things in life. You have been a great example of showing thanks.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What a good lesson to be learned here, Julie. God is in all the details...though we often don't see it when we have 'obstacles' placed in our path. They are there for a reason.

Kathy said...

I so appreciate how you take a life experience and turn it into a learning lesson. He does care for us.....and always comes through.

Sri Lanka Holidays said...

Thanks Julie this is so nice!

Elsie said...

Your story is a great reminder to relax and go with the flow and trust that God will work things out! Thanks.