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Waiting to See the Doctor

on August 13, 2013

Yesterday, I visited the Dermatologist for my semiannual Melanoma check up at 2:30 pm.  As I set patiently waiting (for over an hour) donning one of those “oh so wonderful” hospital gowns, feet dangling from the table, hands freezing, scanning everything in the room that would compete for my undivided attention, I began to get antsy and grow impatient, ready to leave as I was tired of waiting.

The door opened slowly and revealed the nurse behind the door, only to inform me that it would be just a little longer!  I was disappointed . . . THEN distracted as I noticed the large, silver, cold, canister with nozzle and needle, (used for freezing off unwanted growths), setting on the counter!  This object DID NOT make my waiting any easier, yet caused me to squirm and be a little nervous.  Why?  I’ve been down this road before!

My mind began to get the best of me and I had convinced myself we must go, when Dr. Grau made her entrance!  “Hello, Darla!  It’s so good to see you.  AND YOU Miss Olivia are growing up so quickly.  How’s your sister doing?  I always enjoyed working with her.”  Dr. Grau knows the Lord and has such a way of calming your spirit and making you feel as if you’ve visited a friend by the way she greets you, not “the reason” you are there.  And isn’t that the way The Lord greets us?  By who we are, not the reason we’ve come to HIS FEET!

In November 2007, I visited the dermatologist, as my older sister fervently and physically suggested that I have a place on my chest looked at, AND SOON, while she had me backed up against the kitchen stove with nowhere to go!  She was extremely concerned, and passionately verbalizing (with all limbs in motion) that I see a doctor!  I laughed at her silliness as she is not one to act this way and definitely not one to take charge and be in your face.  However, because I love her and knew she must have seen something I DID NOT, as she worked for a dermatologist and saw things like this everyday, I agreed and went.  Before I had a chance to call and make an appointment, my sister had called and given me one.

That appointment, brought with it, the shaving off (by razor) of 3 very questionable places on my body for possible skin cancer.  A few days later, I received the phone call from the doctor that I had “Superficial Melanoma” on my chest that needed to be surgically removed, and continued to explain that the other 2 places taken off, were precancerous.  It was this phone call that caused me to go through the (above mentioned) visit every 3 months!

So many times we are not willing to wait and “see the doctor” or to “see the Father”, yet if we grow impatient, we will exit HIS presence, jumping off the exam table before HE can make the necessary changes that will grow us, or even save us from cancer (SIN) that is growing in our bodies, that could take our life!  Thank YOU LORD, for giving me the grace and the patience to not only WAIT to see YOU, but to also HEAR your voice, knowing that YOU have my best interest at heart!

3 responses to “Waiting to See the Doctor

  1. Jill Praught says:

    Thank you, Darla. I needed this TODAY (yea, everyday). I am appreciating your postings, though I cant get to each. Will write soon (I hope) . Trying to HELP get Rebecca ready for a 3 month trip to Africa. Please pray for Gods will on her departure. Here parents are a little anxious with all that is happening in Egypt. She will be in Ghana. Thank you sister._ Jill

    • dkpearce466 says:

      How exciting, yet bitter/sweet at times for a parent. We can get into our car, have a wreck and enter into eternity just a few blocks from home, as well as enter into eternity from across the world. Understanding this, can help put things into a greater perspective – a spiritual perspective. Since the Lord knew (before the foundation of time) the day and time Rebecca would leave this earth, then there is NOTHING that can thwart God’s purpose and plan for our lives! I watched this is living color the day they took my mom off of oxygen and the dr’s prepared us to expect her to quit breathing immediately. However she hung on for hours as the Lord was not finished with HIS purpose for her, here! We serve an amazing God. Jill, I will be praying for you to have the strength to let go, knowing she is safer in HIS hands than in ours and that HE would do a mighty work with the surrendered life she is offering! What a blessing and honor to have children who desire to love and serve the Lord! One of my FAVORITE verses III John 1:4 “I have NO GREATER JOY than to hear that my children walk in truth”.

  2. Barry Pearce says:

    Good stuff mrs pearce

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