Jeremiah 17:7 - But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.
You look at your calendar and sigh. Tomorrow you have an appointment with a new doctor.
Will the doctor believe what you are experiencing?
Will the doctor find a way to help you?
Will the appointment go well?
The bottom line – Will you find a doctor you can trust?
It’s important to remember that no treatment or doctor recommendations will do any good in helping your health condition, if you don’t believe that it will.
You must take a leap of faith and make a move in the direction of trust. But how do you do that?
In the past you may have had other physicians who told you they could help you when in fact what they prescribed didn’t help, but left you with a side effect that was worse than the condition.
Or you may have been taken down the road of multiple tests trying to believe that one of them would show clearly a direction for the doctor to take in your treatment plan, but didn’t show anything.
Do you know, though, that you’re not the only one who has to take a leap of faith? The doctor has to, also. He must have the confidence in the course of action that he has chosen will benefit the patient.
So how do we find a doctor who is compassionate, cares for you as a person, has the confidence needed to move you down a road towards healing and one you trust?
Reader’s Digest has some great advice in their article, “7 Secrets to Finding a Doctor You Can Trust,” such as ask around by consulting people you know and take a look at the office staff and how they interact.
In the end, when it’s time to open the door and walk into a new doctor’s office, it’s important to realize that you don’t have to do so alone. God will always be with you. If you can’t completely trust your doctor, remember to trust in God and he can give you the wisdom to choose wisely.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.