The butterfly-filled-stomach feeling of being pushed out of my comfort zone/practice/lifestyle/career and into something I was unsure of and affected by my accident in unspoken/undeniable ways came over me. “Life is over!” At least, ‘life’ as I had known it.. I requested of my parents who I am blessed to have to be admitted to a ‘facility’ for crippled/disabled individuals. Dreams started began! What I had experienced in my ‘coma.’ Reality attempted to take the cake. I began to prayerfully journal in conversation with God daily about what He was up to now and what my next move was supposed to be. No matter how badly I would rather camp out in my understanding of ‘disabled’/ my comfort zone, I knew/know God’s plans for me were/are more than I can ask for or imagine.
Being a Surgeon that dealt with trauma, I understood what the ‘expected’ was.
Psalm 29 was written to remind God’s people who He was, amidst a culture that worshipped many other gods. Remembering there is One True God keeps us from coming unraveled. Sometimes our comfort zones become our bosses. The world pulls us in many directions, but God always remains the same.
God is the God of making big moves. If it seems odd or impossible, or I feel unqualified and uncomfortable, I often start praying “are you sure?” signs from Him. His prick of conviction is always followed by the heavy pressure to sit still, remain silent, or run away. We have a very real enemy trying to kill, steal and destroy us. He will take full advantage of the prideful bent towards disqualifying ourselves in order to keep us from the life that Jesus died to give us.
But we are who He says we are – not who we doubt we are. The Bible is full of commands to rise, be strong and courageous, go, run the race, and continue. Yet we …I …often act shocked when He pushes me out into the open to shine.
God remains, dwells, sits and abides over the flood, as King forever. He is unchanging, all knowing, and everywhere all at once. He goes before us, behind us, and remains with us. The One True God was, is, and is to come. “The Lord’s absolute and everlasting rule is committed to his peoples complete salvation and unmixed blessedness,” the NIV Study Bible explains, “the crowning comfort in a world where threatening tides seem to make everything uncertain.” When everything else shifts and changes around us, sometimes instantaneously rerouting our lives, we have peace in knowing God is always in control. He is our stability in the storm. No one loves us more than our God, and Jesus is living proof.