Kind of a crazy heading don’t you agree? What does this mean, “sitting in God’s waiting room”? In short, it means that it doesn’t matter how fast (or slow) I desire for my healing to take place ain’t nothing going to rush or push our God of the Universe.
Every believer needs to know that since the New Testament and the new blood covenant that Christ created for us by his death and resurrection we are all healed—his death defeated Satan and sin as well as provided healing for us. Given that fact we are covered by the blood covenant I believe I am healed. Now, my job is to wait upon the Lord for the MANIFESTATION of that healing. This will take place either here on Earth or in Heaven. My desire (Duh) is to get the manifestation of my healing on Earth. Remember, once we Gentiles were grafted into the blood covenant we cannot lose. We are covered—-it is done. Christ took all sin and sickness with him by his death. His victory is our gain.
So, I find myself waiting for the manifestation of my healing impatiently. No doubt those of you that know me realize that patience isn’t my greatest virtue. But God is faithful and He is pruning me to become a better person and a true follower of Christ. So I wait (Im)patiently during this season of my life.
Recently, I had a bit of a setback. (But you all know that for me, “a setback is a setup for a comeback). I fractured my right Humerous bone. The cancer had weakened my humerous bone so much so that on New Year’s Eve day I slipped and jolted my shoulder pretty violently which caused the humerous to fracture——boy was that painful!! This injury sent me to the emergency and subsequently to the U of M where they cut me open to insert a 8” plate with 12 screws—-not a lot of fun recovering from this surgery. (I am now Bionic!! Watch out golf buddies!) I’m 6 weeks out now and its finally starting to heal. Im beginning to gain some strength in my right arm. I have to tell you that in the past 4 years of metastasis I have experienced tremendous pain in various ways—-removing kidney stones, getting through 4 major surgeries and their corresponding recovery periods, multiple infusions and radiation treatments. Yet, I say that it can “always be worse”. So, I don’t complain….much. Who wants to hear my complaints anyway?
I’m here to say that naturally I get down and at times discouraged. But, then I get up out of my pity party and read God’s word. In his word (and He isn’t capable of lying) He tells us how he will never leave us or forsake us. I take His promises verbatim. I fill up on His word each day so that I can overcome any negativity or self pity. My current favorite healing scripture is in Jeremiah 30:17, “I will give you back your health again and heal your wounds”. This verse is complete and total comfort for me as I have mentioned this before in a previous blog. I stand on His word and I will (in the famous words of Sir Winston Churchill) NEVER, EVER, EVER GIVE UP OR GIVE IN.
So, yesterday I went to see the Oncologist. I had a PET Scan Friday. He went over the results of the scan. Frankly, it wasn’t what we wanted to hear. The cancer continues its insidious growth. Now, I have cancerous lesions in my C2 vertebrae (never a good thing), my left Illiac, and my left 7th rib. It sucks to be frank. Yet, I have peace about it because my God is a BIG God and he can do all things. In two weeks I will be meeting with the Radiation Oncologist to discuss our plan to mitigate Satan’s health plan—that is the lesions. You see I don’t believe God puts these things on us to teach us a lesson. Or, because we have sin in our lives. I believe it is the work of the devil. The Bible tells us that he wants to “steal, kill, and destroy”. God wants what’s good for us. Jesus never turned anyone down relative to healing. He didn’t heal some and not others. He wants what’s best for us.
In Jeremiah 29:11-13 he tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a FUTURE and a HOPE. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your HEART.”
Then in Philippians 4:6-7 he tells us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
These two verses aren’t suggestions. They are promises!! God doesn’t lie. But, we need to step out in faith to accept these promises. We need to show God we stand on his promises. One way we can do this is to get to know him through reading his word—daily. As we get to know him in a greater way we as believers he honors those promises. THEY ARE NOT PHONY OR FAKE!!
As I contemplate the future I continue to see good things happening. Even though I didn’t get the best news I am not going to let man (a doctors bad report) determine how I feel or how I will live. I will continue to seek the manifestation of my healing here on Earth. I will continue to think positive above the negativity of my health and this world. I will continue to stand on God’s promises that we were grafted into with Christ’s blood covenant.
Wishing you a life of hope, love, peace and prosperity beyond money!!
Blessings to all,
Craig D. Giles, aka Papa G
Call me at 612.804.5630 or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any reason.
17 thoughts on “CDGPRESSINGON…..sitting in God’s waiting room.”
Craig, continued prayers being offered for you and your family! I am so sorry to hear about the pain that you have recently experienced! You continue to be such an inspiration! Your faith is contagious! Wishing you all the best!!
Thanks Carol. Here’s wishing a fantastic year!
Sending lots of love and prayersm
I’m taking them all in—thank you!
I thank God for you and your testimony, STANDING on HIS promises with you!
Thanks Jeri. I appreciate your prayers and support.
I trust you are doing well.
Thanks Jeri. I truly appreciate your support and prayers.
Craig this is pat. We love how you write!!!! At church this week our priest talked about the never ending story of how GOD moves us from here to THERE. And how we influence or are influenced by folks who our lives have intertwined . Prayers. On newsy notes we are all doing well in October we are taking the whole family to Disney staying on site. Should be a wild time 5 grandkids from 8 to 2 their parents Jim drew and I 12 in all . This summer my mom turns 90 and all my 5 brothers and 1 sister and their families coming in for a big bash. You being from a big family can understand this huge undertaking Love to your family pat
Hey Pat! My best to you and Jim. I sure miss you all.
When you told us the most recent doctors update, it was (and still is) hard to work through.
it’s very tough any time you have setbacks. However, we’re believing and trusting the Lord with you! Thanks for your encouraging and honest blog! We love you Papa G!!
We join with you and will “NEVER, EVER, EVER GIVE UP OR GIVE IN”!
All my love Chad and Nay!
Craig, You are so strong!! Sorry to hear that the cancer persists. Keeping you, Terry and your whole family in our prayers. God Bless You, Gregg and Jayne Larson
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God’s blessings over you guys!
Your messages are so powerful and give us strength in battling our own trials.
I am sorry to hear you are having to battle some more against the sneaky satan!
You are always in our prayers and wishing you strength in your next battle.
Onward and upward!!
Mary Kay and Jeff
Thanks MK. Wishing you guys the best!
Hi Craig, Thank yo for the update!!!
So sorry to hear there has been some spreading & for your arm 😦
We will continue to pray for you and are glad you gave us an update…
Did you ever go to Texas?
Love & prayers from the Lundgren clan !!!
Great to hear from you. Thank you and praise God for your prayers!
Yes, I did get two treatments, one in March and Sept. Still getting blood tests to see
how the treatments are progressing. For now, i will getting 10 Cyberknife treatments to kill the disease in the name of Jesus!
Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers!