Well apparently I wanted to remember leap year in a BIG way! Yesterday, I ended up having my first, and hopefully last ever, biopsy!!
At my routine annual checkup at the end of January, my doctor discovered a nodule on my thyroid. An ultrasound revealed a fairly large nodule and several smaller ones. So they scheduled me for a biopsy. I've been waiting and waiting for the biopsy, it wasn't suppose to be for another few weeks - but they called yesterday morning and were able to get me in early! Yay, God!
They called this afternoon with the results - and everything came back fine!!! So I cried from relief and now all I want to do is sleep long and hard...I've been a bit short on sleep this past month with all this on my heart and mind. (As you can imagine!)
Yesterday as I was laying as still as possible on the biopsy table and telling myself over and over again 'do not swallow' I kept hearing the lyrics to this really old song I haven't heard in years, "No matter what tomorrow brings, or what it has in store, I know I will praise the Lord!"
You see with a good report from the doctor today, it's easy to say things like "Praise the Lord!" and "God answered our Prayers!" And while I completely agree...I wonder, could others, would I, be able to say those same things if the report was different? Could I trust in His plans for my life, even if they involved thyroid cancer and the removal of my thyroid? Faith. Trust. They are easy to have when the news is good. But I want a life that truly trusts and has faith in God even when the news is 'bad'.
This morning, these were the words I read, "When something in your life or thoughts makes you anxious, come to Me and talk about it. Bring me your prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, saying "Thank you Jesus for this opportunity to trust you more." Though the lessons of trust come wrapped in difficulties, the benefits far outweigh the costs. (Jesus Calling Devotional, Phil 4:6). So if anything, I say, "Jesus, thank you that these past few weeks have given me the opportunity to trust you more!!"
AND PLEASE - GET ROUTINE CHECKUPS, EVEN IF YOU ARE HEALTHY, YOU NEVER KNOW!