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My brothers and sisters, think of the various tests you encounter as occasions for joy. After all, you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
Let this endurance complete its work so that you may be fully mature, complete, and lacking in nothing.
But anyone who needs wisdom should ask God, whose very nature is to give to everyone without a second thought, without keeping score.
Wisdom will certainly be given to those who ask.
Turn your ear toward wisdom,
and stretch your mind toward understanding.
Call out for insight,
and cry aloud for understanding.
Seek it like silver;
search for it like hidden treasure.
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
and discover the knowledge of God.
The Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Wisdom will enter your mind,
and knowledge will fill you with delight.
Thanks to Sarah Forgrave for permission to use this excerpt from
“When you’re confused by medical jargon”
“Medical staff talk to you, but they might as well be speaking a foreign language. Whether they’re explaining your condition or giving instructions for the next steps of your care, their words go into your ears like a secret message you can’t decode. You know they’re talking about your body, but the disconnect to your brain leaves you helpless and frustrated.
I’m so thankful for the doctors and medical staff You’ve charged with my care. Even though I don’t always understand their words, it’s comforting to know You’ve given them the knowledge they need to treat my condition. ”
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“You may think your doctor knows exactly what you mean, but sometimes we are left trying to read between the lines of what you tell us. We doctors need to understand our patients’ expectations, concerns and obstacles.”
“You may think doctors make a diagnosis based on lab tests or xrays. But much of the time, those tests only confirm what we already suspect based on your symptoms.
If we misunderstand what you describe, or fail to get complete information we may start testing for something far removed from what is wrong with you.”
And have a cup of tea with me.
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