Isaiah 65:24 – I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!
Do you ever feel like you’re bugging other people when your body slams into a locked door?
They should try to understand you, but most of the time they don’t.
So, they act like they’re listening to you when they aren’t.
They act like they care, but they don’t.
So, there you are sitting in your doctor’s office waiting to be called back to a room.
All of these thoughts and more spin through your mind as you wait. The good news is, though, some doctor discusses your health, and are kind and compassionate. Sometimes doctors can rush through your appointment ready to call someone else back. But sometimes, the doctor listens and is sympathetic to your needs.
He may tell you of a procedure you need to have or it may be a new prescription. But because he has shown you that he cares, you are able to block out any negative thoughts about your health.
It makes life easier just to be listened to. It can change your perspective. It can help you bolster your inner self. It can allow your heart to be vulnerable while at the same time moving past the people who criticize you.
It makes a big difference to come upon a doctor who tries to understand you. According to webmd.com, in their article, “7 Key Traits of the Ideal Doctor,” provides us with some things to look for when choosing a doctor. Some of those traits include when they are confident it helps us feel confident in their decisions; being empathetic by trying to understand how we feel; being humane by being caring, compassionate and kind. Find the complete list in the article. The article also discusses things that didn’t make the list in qualities of a good doctor such as being hurried, disrespectful, cold, callous, or uncaring.
The one thing you can count on is how God cares for you. He will answer you and your prayers before you even turn to God for help. While we’re still talking about our needs, he will go ahead and answer our prayer. This includes finding people who don’t just think we’re whining but have a real need. So, when you run up against a closed door, God will open it for you. You can be confident of that.
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.