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Sunday, December 18, 2011

More Than Enough

I had a “routine” cancer screening last week.  On Friday night, after 8 p.m. I had an incoming call with the Naval Hospital exchange listed. I felt my heart stop for a minute.  They don’t call you at 8 p.m. from the Naval Hospital to say, “Hey, Annie, thanks for being such a great patient and have a Merry Christmas.” There’s a problem with that test which I have to wait to unravel until after the first of the year.
For a few hours, the ground under my feet gave way.  I wasn’t up for more health challenges.  Finally I dug into Psalm 46, you know, the one that says, “Be still and know that I am God.”  That has been a much loved verse for many years.  As I read through that Psalm and took in the study notes, I had a revelation. 
“Be still and know that I am God,” sounds gentle.  The original Hebrew words for “be still” are a bit different.  The study notes told me that what God actually said was an imperative that would sound something like this.  ENOUGH!  Enough!  I am God.
That Word from God dried up my tears and hiccupping pretty quickly.   Those words were just the same as a parent would say to a child in the midst of a tantrum or to unruly children making entirely too much noise.  ENOUGH!  My mother and father have both said that to me many times.
Does He say “ENOUGH” to us because He can’t deal with us for one more minute?  No.  He says “ENOUGH” because He wants us to hear what comes next.  “I am God.”  Stop your panic.  Stop your noise.  Stop your tears.  ENOUGH! I am God.

All of You is more than enough for all of me
For every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough
(Chris Tomlim sings it a lot better than I do.)

8 comments:

S said...

Annie,
Praying that you (and Bruce) are able to find some peace as the year comes to and end.
*Hugs*

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I do pray all is well!

I had that happen with a mammogram a few years ago. It turned out just to be a shadow or something but I could hardly eat that week before the second test!

Annie @ theviewfrom256 said...

Thanks, um, "S", sure wish I knew who you were LOL!

Annie

Annie @theviewfrom256 said...

Brenda:

Thanks so much for your good wishes and prayers.

Amy said...

You will be in my prayers. Thanks for the thoughts on Psalm 46. That's just the kind of Word from God that works for people like you and me. I'm keeping that in my mental files. And when all else fails, remember... We're not having cake...

Debra said...

Oh Anne! What a wonderful post and you are so right. I'm believing for all the very best for you and that the mistake was just mechanical or human error or one of any myriad of other silly things. All will be well! And merry, merry Christmas to you, my friend. Blessings, Debra (P.S. Glad you liked the card.) :)

Wayne said...

good luck with the test.

Debra said...

Just dropping by quickly to let you know i miss your posts! (I know, what a nag, huh?) :) Thinking of you... Debra