Quite The Scare
1 John 5:15 “And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” This morning I woke to quite a scare. My father tested with high tumor markers a few weeks back and had a follow-up scan set for Wednesday. I’m not a doctor, but I live with a few of them. My wife started to worry about the initial results and about the fact that we had to wait for quite some time for the follow-up. Then this morning my dad wrote us the following message. “My Wednesday CT scan has been postponed for six weeks. There is a nationwide strike of doctors and medical students ongoing. The strike was prompted by a plan, announced without consulting the medical establishment, by President Moon’s government to overhaul the Korean medical system. No details. Please keep praying.” Over the last 5 years, I’ve learned to pray more as Jesus told us to in Mark 11:24. “Believe you have received it, and it will be yours.” I’ve seen God fix impossible home IT issues, help us find impossible to find toys, and bring about billion-dollar deals at work as I pray with more faith. I’ve even seen him heal supernaturally starting with my own lifelong condition of IBS. But somehow this morning, a potentially life-threatening situation for my dad just really tested my faith so much more than all those prior situations. It took a while to get going, but eventually, I declared that Jesus owns this situation. That all cancer and sickness bow down in submission to His name. That the availability of scans, doctors and even the decisions of presidents fall under His domain. “Thank you that you have already won this victory because of what you’ve done on the cross. In Jesus’ name, Amen.” I heard about an hour ago that they found a doctor who can scan my dad today at 2pm. Praise God for that. We welcome any prayers for the results and for my dad’s health generally. Lord, no matter what the circumstance, please help me to keep my bar of faith high. I’ve seen you move, and I know you will move again. It’s in your nature. In all things you work for the good of those who love you, who have been called according to your purpose. Amen.