For I alone am God!
I am God, and there is none like me.
Only I can tell you the future
before it even happens.
Everything I plan will come to pass,
for I do whatever I wish.”
As a disclaimer first, we love Duke, and we love all of our doctors. They are brilliant, attentive, and every time they talk to us we are left feeling even more hopeful. But like anybody, they each have different philosophies and personalities. Some can ease the pain a little better in the things they say. Well, this doctor we met for the first time had a slightly drier approach in relating to John, and for someone like John, who is already wound pretty tight most of the time, that approach doesn’t do us any favors.
When John told me about their conversation I got pretty angry, too. Mainly because it had upset John unnecessarily. The information wasn’t anything new, really, just more critical. However, the more I thought about it I began to recognize the reality of what was happening. Satan was just chopping-at-the-bit to get into our minds once again and try to fill us with fear and doubt. I told John about my light-bulb moment and that we were not going to allow the enemy take anything from us.
Our changing feelings, emotions, and thoughts do not mean that God has changed. He has not changed. He is the same and His purposes are the same. Whatever God had planned before the conversation John had with the doctor is the same thing He has planned now.
Malachi 3:6 says, “I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed.”
God knows everything the doctors know and more. We do not need to assist Him with new information. And quite frankly, God doesn’t need any of that information. He has created order in the world, so we can see patterns in how our bodies work and how the world around us works which helps us to advance it such things as medical care, but ultimately He is in control of all of that as well. So whenever it fits into His ultimate purpose, He defies all of those patterns and creates a miracle.