I had one of those days yesterday that I hope not to repeat. The kids were fine. They were great actually. But I had to make a return trip to...
Yes, everyone take a deep breath with me. I don't know why, but as I told you a few weeks ago my teeth have gone from perfectly clean and cavity free to needing some "work." 4 fillings to be exact.
Anyway, I found myself in that chair for 2 hours enduring and I do mean *enduring* my appointment. The only bright spot in the whole thing was that as I was in that chair and starting to feel anxiety over what was happening in my mouth, I was searching for ANYTHING to keep my mind off of it. And thankfully, what came to mind were my 6 verses from the SSMT. Yesterday morning, I probably couldn't have told you all 6 verses, word for word. But in that chair, while desperately trying to keep my mind off that awful drill, I recited all of those verses over and over. I could picture each one written in my little spiral notebook and I could have told you what color pen I wrote it in :)
One of my goals this year was to intentionally memorize more scripture, to hide it in my heart, because I so want to be a woman who drips God's word off my tongue. I've stayed pretty diligent so far to the schedule, 2 verses a month, but I wasn't sure how well I knew them. Well let me tell you, now I know! I'm not sure I would have chosen a dentist's chair to test my memorization skills, but I'm happy to say that my anxiety was not in vain :) Thankfully, as the Lord is ALWAYS faithful to do, not only was I able to recall what I had memorized, but the verses I chose weeks and months ago, were exactly what I needed to fix my mind on.
Psalm 62:5 "Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; My hope comes from Him."
Hebrews 10:35-36 "So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised."
John 16:33 "I have told you these things so that in me you may peace. In this world you will have trouble; but take heart! I have overcome the world."
I am thankful for God's Word, not only because it got me through the dentist appointment, but because His words are life and a healing balm to my soul. They remind me of Who He is, what He has done for me and the HOPE I have in Him. Even when a there is a drill in my mouth :)
I hope to be done with the dentist for awhile. When I came home yesterday, I told Travis I'm never eating or drinking again. Perhaps that's a little drastic, but my mouth is still aching and I'm keeping the ibuprophen within reach. And I've already broken my vow to not eat :)
Hope your Monday was less eventful than mine!