Expectations

Psalms 62:5 – My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation [is] from him.

Last week I celebrated another birthday.

I considered this birthday to be a milestone in so many ways.

First, during my infancy, my parents was told by the doctors that I had Polio and that turned out not to be true.

Then when I was twelve years old, students were told that we had to get an x-ray to test for TB.

Well, hearing the results by a public health physician, that I had Tuberculosis after reviewing my x-ray, left me literally going crazy.

But my grandmother had faith to believe in God. And guess what? The second x-ray was negative.

Three decades later, another physician informs me that I have Multiple Sclerosis.

I never questioned the diagnosis but trusted that God had something for me to learn through this new health challenge.

While the thought of having MS was sometimes frightening, I found it in my heart to declare MS as my “miracle sign. ”

A few years after the MS diagnosis, I ended up the hospital emergency room with the blink diagnosis that I had an Enlarged Heart. However, the emergency room physician was too hasty in making his decision and then realized that I had Congestive Heart Failure.

Months later, I again found myself in the hospital. This time the diagnosis was  Atrial Fibrillation.

At the time of my continual treatment for A fib, the cardiologist who was treating me, continually kept declaring my speedy death. As a matter of fact, I’m not supposed to be alive today, according to his opinion.

There is no question there are excellent physicians who truly care about their patients and will do all that they can do humanly to help in turning the negative into a positive.

However, I am learning that my expectations for life, are greater than what the circumstances presents itself to me.

When I was younger, my expectations were for the temporal things in life.

Now, as God has allowed me to live another day, I can say without doubt, that my expectations are eternal.

My friend, let me suggest to you today, that whatever your expectations are in this life, they should never exclude Christ.

No matter what man tells you about your physical or mental condition, lay all your concerns at the feet of Christ and watch how He turns things around.

Pray and believe!!

Enjoy the weekend.

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Acts 9:32-43

Aeneas Healed

32 Now it came to pass, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda. 33 There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed. 34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately. 35 So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.

Dorcas Restored to Life

36 At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did. 37 But it happened in those days that she became sick and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. 38 And since Lydda was near Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent two men to him, imploring him not to delay in coming to them. 39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. 40 But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. 41 Then he gave her his hand and lifted her up; and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive. 42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord. 43 So it was that he stayed many days in Joppa with Simon, a tanner