A few years ago our oldest son started experiencing bouts of extreme dizziness and ringing in his ears along with some hearing loss. After consulting with doctors it was determined that he needed to have an MRI. Basically they needed to check to see if he had a brain tumor.
Wow, that was unsettling. It is so hard to go through these kinds of tests when you have to do so much waiting. It’s like they say, “This is really serious; go home and wait and wait and wait until we find time to help you out.”
I remember ironing clothes and fighting this mental battle at the same time. I had to choose to put the thought of cancer aside and think about other things. It’s like I actually imagined in my mind pushing the worrying thoughts over to the side and bringing thoughts of things I could control into the center.
The MRI did come back clear, and he was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. Miraculously his hearing loss has been restored!
Jesus gives us peace as a gift. He also commands us to not let our hearts be troubled. Sometimes not letting your heart be troubled requires you to fight. Peace is not the absence of war.
If you fear, you can’t hear. If you allow your heart to be troubled you won’t be able to hear the whisper of Holy Spirit as He guides you in your life choices.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.