“I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t handle them now.” John 16:12 (The Message Bible)
Jesus was prepping the disciples for the coming of the Holy Spirit—a concept that hours of explaining could not convey of what was going to transpire.
When patients are diagnosed with cancer or a serious illness, some want to know everything they might experience; others want to know one-step at a time. I fall into the first category. During the first-trimester of my last pregnancy, the doctor found a lump on my throat. Tests revealed that I had a tumor on my thyroid gland. I needed to know everything that would happen in the next few months, years—including, “Will I live long enough to raise my baby?”
My doctor advised me well: “If you’re going to have cancer, thyroid cancer is one of the easiest to conquer.” I went into surgery with unnecessary worry. Fortunately, the biopsy proved the tumor as benign, and I have been blessed to watch my three children grow up, become parents and foster parents, and to accomplish amazing things in their lives.
Dear Lord, please give me only enough wisdom and guidance to take care of me one day at a time. Amen.