“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
Beautiful, delicious blackberry pie. I must admit, this is one of my weaknesses. I am typically more of a savory gal and would take a 2nd helping of meat and potatoes over desserts about 95% of the time. However, blackberry pie is the exception to my hearty eating habits and would generally take first place in order of consumption. To sum this up, I love a good blackberry pie. Unfortunately, blackberry pie and I had a nice little spat a few weeks ago that left me with a broken second molar on the upper right side of my mouth. Not fun.
I tried to deal with the annoyance of the broken tooth for as long as I could but after just a few weeks, the annoyance turned to pain and off to the dentist I went. Now I consider myself to be a pretty strong person. I gave birth easily four times, continued to type at work daily with a sprained finger and taught baton lessons to over 20 little giggling girls with a ripped tendon in my left foot; but when it comes to ear and tooth pain, I am a big baby!
Pulling a tooth is no big deal. People have it done all the time. I was good and numbed up and ready to go but for some reason, a nice dose of unexpected anxiety settled over me as the dentist began to do his thing. My heart started racing, I struggled to breath and the dentist thoughtfully took breaks every couple of minutes to help me catch my breath. This is actually very unlike me and I was disappointed in the way my body was behaving. I knew the only way to make it through at this point was to close my eyes and sing some of my favorite hymns and completely remove myself mentally from the situation; but wouldn’t you know it, my mind was a total blank. I couldn’t think of one song! Not one! So then I inwardly started to panic until I heard my favorite Christian artist come through the back of my mind reminding me ‘I can do all things, through Christ who gives me strength, and I don’t have to be…Strong Enough.’ Once that song came to mind, I repeated Philippians 4:13 over and over again until the dentist declared victory and the bad tooth was no more.
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How do you handle those less than fun situations that you must endure?
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