Latte has had some health issues as of recent, and we couldn't quite figure out what was going on. But after some hard work, we found the source of the problem. An infected tooth.
This has required us to give him liquid antibiotics, Pepcid AC in pill form, exceptional food, and subcutaneous injections. After fighting the infection back, we finally had the tooth pulled yesterday. Now we have a new problem. He's had enough! Every time we try to pick him up, he runs. He is finished with needles, doctors, pills, and liquids. I kind of feel bad for the guy, he isn't a happy camper.
He should recover fully over the next few days and hopefully return back to his usual self. But this got me to thinking. How many times has the solution to our problems actually been more difficult than the problem itself? Follow along.
We get comfortable with uncomfortable. It may hurt, but we can live with it. Maybe, but eventually, something will have to be done about it. Quite often the solution is easier if it is applied sooner than later.
We fight the solution, even though we know it will make our life better. Change isn't something we necessarily like. Then when the details of "how" change takes place we really get nervous.
We shy away from people who can help us because it hurts. Every time we put Latte in the car, he knows where we are going. As soon as he sees the Vet he starts to bark (yes bark) his disdain for what is about to happen.
Exodus 15:26 . . . for I am the Lord, your healer.”
One might assume that Jesus just snaps His fingers and "boom," and all our problems are instantly solved. I've seen Him do some awe-inspiring instantaneous things in my life. But more often I see Him carefully and gently bring healing through a series of changes. Remember Jesus addresses the body, soul, and spirit. Let Him heal your whole being, not just the parts that hurt.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, please be my healer today. AMEN