Why I'm Sure There is a God
It was a couple of weeks before my 25th birthday when my boss (and family doctor) noticed a slight abnormality in my neck. He decided I should have a thryoid ultrasound done. I went for my ultrasound not thinking much of it. In fact, nothing significant ever really happened when it came to my health. Plus, I was young! The next day, the result of the ultrasound came back. It said, "small cystic/solid lesion within the inferior aspect of the right lobe of the thyroid measuring 3.8 x 2.5 cm."
It was then that my doctor referred me on to get a radioactive ultrasound of my throid to check for cancer. I had to wait a week before they could get me in and that week was sheer torture! In fact, I don't think I was much of a pleasant person during that whole wait. I trudged through the week trying hard to remember my faith in God and His plan for my life. Not only was I raised as a preacher's kid, I also knew God for myself. This journey, however, would prove to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that God really existed and heard me whenever I called out to Him.
The day of the ultrasound arrived after waiting 24 hours for the radioactive iodine to be in my system. Not only had my whole family and church prayed for me before this, I was definitely in deep prayer for myself. I was scared and just had a feeling this would mean a barrage of procedures and surgeries that I didn't want to face. The techs laid me down on the ultrasound table where I immediately began to pray outloud not caring what these two men thought of me, "God, please make it disappear! I know you're the only one who can."
The day trudged on until one of my coworkers (and a nurse in our office) came up to me and gave me a huge hug. She squealed, "It's gone!" She handed me a copy of the result and I read in bold type, "No discrete hot or cold nodules. Normal thyroid uptake and imaging." Suddenly my 3.8x 2.5 cm lesion was no longer to be found and God had indeed answered my prayer to "make it disappear!"
Now, whenever I come up to a situation that seems beyond my control, I remember that circumstance and just pray. I can then live at peace knowing full well that not only does God exists, but He hears me. I may not be able to see Him, but He certainly makes Himself known in my life in so many ways. With that situation, there was just no denying it!
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