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Our God IS So Great and So Good!

Posted by Cindy H French on 03/06/2013


It seems that we are settled in our new home in Atlanta, Ga and finally both of us are well. We are  thanking God for our sweet little apartment which has turned out to be just fine. A little short on storage space for those once a year items you can need, but when you have a daughter with a basement 8 minutes away, even that problem is solved. And that same daughter has implemented Sunday night family dinners so that for sure, regardless of what the rest of all of our week was like, we are together on Sunday evening. It is a lovely time to just relax and enjoy the company of our dear family; our two dear girls and son and our precious grand girls!

This week has been the first week we officially started our after school program. I say officially because first one then the other was sick last week and need to be picked up and watched over. How glad we were that we were here to do that! I so remember my issues with sick children when I was single and when I married again.  If the girls weren’t too sick, they always wanted to go with my husband, not stay with me. He was a manufacturer’s rep and they loved going with him on calls and getting ice cream at the end of the day. I think all 3 of them would plan those days some times although no one would admit to it. So this week, we started with  a mid-day call to go get the sick one and Wee Daddy did and then she came again today. He didn’t really think she was sick enough to stay home so he decided geography lessons were in order! We have a large library globe that the girls have always been fascinated with. Of course, tonight, I am not sure that my eldest grand girl is still as fascinated. Wee Daddy had her finding countries all over the globe and even for a 5th grader, I think they were hard! And when she was finished with that task, there was other homework, certainly no watching TV.  After the other sister got home after school and home work got finished, it was time for some fun. I got down a game I haven’t played since my teens probably-called AGGRAVATION. They are still selling it. Today was the first of 4 days that I wasn’t working up to the moment Mom came and took them home for supper.  It is amazing what you learn about people playing board games! We had so much fun and of course the youngest one beat the rest of us.

So otherwise, let me tell you a little of  what God has been doing in my life here in Atlanta.  For those of you who follow me, you might remember that I had an angel nurse helping me pick out my new doctors! When I got the lists though, I found that there would be two or three names to choose from., but at least I knew the people were in network, in a close location, and scored high with their patients.  I went on everyone’s website.  I looked at everyone’s picture and read every bio as if they were going to be a candidate for me much less take care of me personally. Of course each doc would be in what looked like a great practise and that would complicate things even further. So finally I just went to the Father who knows all things and asked Him. Of course NOW I have spectacular doctors!, I wish I had done that before seeing the very first one-the immunologist.He was the only one on my list. Thank goodness he was in Roswell, I thought. Roswell is not but a 20 minute drive. That wasn’t the problem .  It turned out that HE was the problem -a fraud!! –he ushered me into his office not an exam room, sat at his desk, read a couple of things again  on my papers, and then proceeded to tell me how complicated this case was and I was and he just wasn’t interested in taking me on as a patient, thank you very much. The next day, we found out that what looked simple and above-board was not.He had billed my insurance for a $300 exam!  There also seems to be  a ring of petty thieves working identity theft. tried that on me too, but thank goodness I have a big guy for a husband and when he wants to be intimidating he can be. I think sometimes the Lord let’s me see the worst of something so that I will appreciate, really appreciate it when it is perfect. I feel that way because of Tim’s and Daniel’s friends that we have seen make that effort to be that kind of person with them. What  a testimony when people start trying to live up to the way YOU have lived or try to live.  (btw Tim  & Daniel are my brother and nephew) The GREAT good that came out of that was a new practice that is now Aetna approved and one of the largest and most prestigious in the city and here I was back having to choose again. This time the immunologist is so great and very up to date on things. He ordered more blood tests than I had had done before. I since I have dogone up and down the meter scale Coumadine is not for sissy’s or cowards; it is very hard to adjust and stay stable.  But my wonderful primary says she will get it right! I believe her.   And yesterday I met my new ENT who is also so great. Her instructions were just to call, tell  her nurse that I am in trouble and the nurse would get me right in! yes! and one last specialist this week-not of the medical kind but the external and uplifting kind- a hairdresser. I had had my hair  done by my great friend Colleen for the last 20 years-long and short, straight and curly; we had done it all. Coming to Atlanta was sticker shock on this ONE thing.  Everything is a la carte. And pretty pricey. Colleen had share with me my base cover right before I left . I had written down my color and formula and so after talking to a great many people and perusing a great many websites, I was drawn to one person in particular. Turns out of course, that she is a Christ follower. She is a third generation hairdresser too-that means she really likes it and deliberately chose it. We had a great time sharing together. I had waited until today to get into see her. She stays booked, but that just tells you how good she is. And she was very understanding of my financial situation-agreeing that my husband and I had done a really good job on my base color this morning and then she would add highlights every 3rd time or so that we cut it.  so that sometimes I was just paying for the haircut, which is still a lot of money, but if you’ve ever had a bad haircut-and I have-you’ll pay for a good haircut.

Sooooo after all my little chitchat you wondering what’s with the title and how does that fit the post? but don’t you see? It it God taking care of the mundane, every day things in our lives that makes HIM so special. He knew just how important the right doctors were to me. He made sure I got them. He knew how important the right hairdresser was even-and made sure I got her as well. If you could see my cozy living room or lovely bedroom, you would see that He didn’t compromise there either, although I had expected to have to do so. God made each one of us individually with all our quirkiness, our likes and dislikes, our talents, and our complete and utter inabilities to do some things. He knows the hairs on heads, the thoughts in my heart and wonder of wonders, it pleases Him, to please me! Isn’t that amazing? our amazing, wonderful, God and Savior?

For the little time that we have left open your ears to hear:

 “All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You without money, come by, and eat! Yes, come! Buy wine and milk without money–its free! Why Send money for what isn’t food,  your wages for what doesn’t satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and you will eat well, you will enjoy the fat of the land. Open your ears, and come to me;  listen well, and you will live– I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the grace I assured David. I have given him as a witness to the peoples, a leader and and lawgiver for the peoples. You will summon a nation you do not know, and a nation that doesn’t know you will run to you, for the sake of Adoni your God, the Holy One of Israel, who will glorify you.  Seek Adonai while he is available, call on him while he is nearby. Let the wicked person abandon his way and the evil person his thoughts; let him return to Adonai, and he will have mercy on him; let him return to our God, for he will freely forgive.  Isaiah 55:1-7

So anyone who has not given his heart to Jesus I would urge you to do so. You can see from our scripture just how merciful and forgiving and patient our Lord is with us! He wants no one to suffer that eternal separation-that is what delays his return even now. He knows there are those yet to say yes to the Savior and so he waits patiently.  Is He waiting on you tonight? How long do you think he will wait for you? I don’t think that the Lord God will wait forever so based on all the signs happening now, it would be a very good time to get your life straightened out. I promise yu won’t be sorry you did!!

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2 Responses to “Our God IS So Great and So Good!”

  1. I was thinking about you and determined ‘last’ night that if I didn’t hear I would try to get in touch with you. And God is good because I wake up 3:30 am as still not sleeping right (getting it sorted out)…and here I find your ‘new post’.! I’m so glad you have the new doctors sorted out…..take care and follow up with all the is happening….I’m sure your followers will be glad to hear from you….. understanding of course why it’s been difficult for you…. Diane

  2. So glad to hear that you are moved and settled in to your new home, Cindy. A couple of verses came to mind as I was reading your blog. Psalm 33:13-15 especially 15 “He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works.” It speaks of God’s intimate interaction with us as individuals. He fashions our hearts individually. You are who you are because God has fashioned you that way! He is intimately acquainted with all that you do and knows exactly what needs you have as a unique individual. He definitely will meet your needs! The 2nd verse is in Psalm 37:23-25 and it says that God orders your steps and delights in your way! Nothing can keep you down because God is right there to pick you up again! And even to your old age He will be there to provide for your needs. Now, isn’t God great and isn’t He good?!!!

    Blessings to you, my friend!

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