This morning in devotions I was asked to read Isaiah 40:31. I am sure many of you already know it. It says:
"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles."
I was at the doctor, who I have been with for the last 10 years, this week and we were talking about Joanne's situation. One of the doctors was pretty blunt and just told me that Joanne was as good as she was going to get. Her "18 month window" was closed and that she would spend the rest of her life in her current condition. Minutes later a PA came in to do some other tests and she brought up Joanne and said, "Don't listen to what anyone tells you. Joanne can get better. You just have to have faith and keep trying." Wow, what whiplash! Who to believe?!
Joanne's primary doctor was pretty blunt about the "18 month window" too. He said we may see little improvement here and there but for the most part we are at where we are at for the rest of Joanne's life.
So what do I do with old Isaiah 40:31? What does it mean to "mount up with wings like eagles?" I am writing this because I totally confused. I don't want to get my hopes up that some miracle is going to happen and Joanne is going to be healed. But I also don't want to deny God's power. How foolish would that be as a Bible believing Christian?
So I sit here stuck between eagles wings and gravity. The gravity of the situation pulls down and down and down without ceasing. But the Word promises flight. I don't want to live in fantasy land and I don't want to live in constant disappointment, but I also don't want to underestimate God. Hmmmm....
Anyone have any insights on this one? I'm not looking for simple answers and would love to hear from people who have beat the odds (especially medically) to be restored in the name of Jesus.