I have always love the book of Lamentations, especially chapter 3. as i just found myself on the verge of tears for how i feel physically and the daunting possibility of a discouraging diagnosis (incurable, untreatable ibs), Jesus reminded me of those words in the chapter...
21 Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him."
25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is young.
28 Let him sit alone in silence,
for the LORD has laid it on him.
i am not outside of the realm of God's plan. his hope is still mine. nothing my body is experiencing is above or beyond him. he can heal, carry me, or provide strength no matter what is racking my body. He is my portion, not a diagnosis from any doctor. i will wait patiently on him. i will sit alone with him, and continue to seek him with my whole heart.
i just love how he rescues us from ourselves every single day.