Wisdom: He Gives it Generously

“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5)

It is easy for me to immediately go to others when I am faced with a dilemma, small or large. How often I forget that going to God first in all things is not only giving Him the proper place in my life, but it’s also acknowledging that He is the source of all wisdom. I’m thankful for my parents, for my close friends, for my pastors to whom I can go with questions, but I long to make a habit of God first in all things.

That being said… we need wisdom. I am asking daily that God would make plain the path that He would have Bri and me walk in, and I am asking y’all to please pray for us, too.

Tomorrow (that’s Thursday) I will see my endocrinologist again (she’s the specialist dealing with my thyroid cancer and follow-ups). Each year for the next four years, she wants to do a follow-up scan to be certain there’s no recurrence. For those of you who know me and have been following my story here, you know that means being taken off my thyroid medication, completely depleted of it, a radioactive-iodine scan followed by being sequestered from my family, then return to my medication. It’s a twelve week process, and the middle four to six weeks are miserable for all of us.

There is something new she can try. It’s an injection. Two of them, actually, then three days later I’ll have the scan. It’s a one-week process, a three-day sequestering, and then it’s over.

We must decide which route to take.

Sounds like a no-brainer, huh?

Well, here’s the kicker. Each injection runs around $2000. Each. Our insurance will not tell you beforehand if they will cover it or not (it’s their way of keeping people from choosing the injections so they don’t have to pay for it). My doctor is so frustrated with them, as am I. So we must decide if we want to take the risk of having to pay the full amount uncovered.

Add into that my propensity for panic attacks when it comes to needles, and it’s not an easy decision to make. We have gone the 12 week route before and we know that it will be hard, but we know that we can do it and get through it. God has never failed us.

We also know He will not fail us if we go the one week route and get saddled with a huge medical bill.

We are leaning toward the one week plan.

It’s a step of faith that we believe will be best in the long run for our family.

But it is hard and it is scary.

I love the verse above. If you lack wisdom, go to Him. He gives liberally.

But I also love the verses it’s sandwiched between…

“And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing… But he must ask in faith without any doubting…”

We have endured much by the grace of God, and as we come to Him in expectant faith, I have no doubt that He will care for us.

(Will you pray for wisdom? Will you pray for faith? And will you pray that God will make it plain tomorrow when I see the doctor what He would have us do? Thank you.)

9 responses to “Wisdom: He Gives it Generously”

  1. Praying. (by the way, that’s the verse I’m currently memorizing. I’m hoping that being able to recall it from memory will help to remind me to ASK!)

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  2. Father God, please give Brian and Angie wisdom and faith, because it takes faith to choose either of these options. Please have mercy on them and make it plain which they should choose. I pray that You would help them to take that step without any doubts before or after. You have shown Yourself faithful in their lives. They acknowledge that and give You thanks for it. Please continue to show Yourself faithful. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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  3. “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it,’” Isaiah 30:21

    I love you.

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  4. Praying for a clear path and for wisdom as you decide.

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  5. Praying, agreeing with Maretta’s prayer. And covering your children, too, so that they may feel peace throughout all of this.

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  6. Praying… praying. Praying that the day would dawn clear – the path illuminated. Praying for you this day…

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  7. Miss you friend! Just read this and prayed for you!

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  8. I will certainly be praying for God’s wisdom in this matter. That once again He will give you and Brian peace in the decisions you must make. Love you, Ang.

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  9. judieyoung@hotmail.com Avatar
    judieyoung@hotmail.com

    My dear one,

    Paying with you and for you. CAll wisdom your sister and understanding you intimate friend. They will adorn your head with grace.

    God bless you,
    Judie

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