Sunday, January 13

Such and Such

"Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit." Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.""
-James 4:13-15, NASB

Friday night, and Saturday as I was lying in bed in the dark the above verse came to mind. I have to confess that getting Migraines or some other such medical malady when I have plans is really frustrating. However this past year I have learned a lot about planning and what will actually happen. I get frustrated because it seems "unfair" that I have a migraine when I have so many other things going on in my life at the same time. I even pull out the excuse, "How could this happen? It's my birthday!" As if that makes any kind of difference. "If the Lord wills" has been a rallying cry this past year but, like many people I am prone to forgetfulness. Maybe I should get it tattooed on my arm. (HA! Needles... right)
Anyway, I think this migraine had a lesson in it that I needed to be reminded about my plans and the plans that God has for me.

Early this morning, I think it was 1am or so, Lisa and I went into the ER because I hadn't eaten anything or drank anything for a bit. They gave me some meds and pumped a bunch of liquid into me. I think the 2000ml of saline they gave me probably did more for my head than the meds they gave me. (When taking a sip of water makes me vomit that is a good sign it's time to go get some additional help.)

I am feeling better now, but I definitely have a bit of ways to go before I am back to "normal".


1 comment:

  1. Good words, Ben. I, too, had my birthday, and I, too, had the worst birthday I think I have ever had in my entire life. So, I wish your birthday would have been before mine so your enlightenment could have saved me much grief... Carry on my brother!



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