Jaw clenched. Teeth grinding. The skin from his thumbs raw. Stomach in knots.
Nerves are taking over.
While Travis and Carrie always, deep down inside, experience the “peace that surpasses all understanding”… nerves can kick in. Taking over your mind. Taking of your thoughts.
Robbing you of your peace. Even for just a moment.
Travis typically has nerves of steel. It is what makes him the successful business owner he is. It’s what helps him leap from a plane. It’s what gives him the desire to do it again.
But now we are talking about the rest of his life…and how long that will be. Time with his wife. Time with his babies.
And suddenly those nerves of steel begin to…melt.
Their appointment with Dr. Shroff is at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. All will be known.
The trial approval. The CT scan. The bloodwork. All will be revealed.
But there are some things we just don’t know…can’t know. Despite all they will learn today there is only One who knows the outcome of all of this.
And…to be honest…that messes with my nerves.
I like to know everything. I like to have all the facts. All the details. I like to plan. Especially when it comes to the people I love. And so, like you, this is unnerving for me, because I…WE…have no idea what is going to happen. We don’t know the outcome.
But He does.
And He is not struggling with nerves. The One who gives a peace that surpasses all understanding to Carrie and Travis can do so because that is all He has…peace. No nerves. Just peace.
And so my prayers today are for miraculous test results. A dumbfounding CT scan. Baffling bloodwork. Thumbs up for the trial.
But just as importantly…that He will grant His peace abundantly.
He has plenty to spare. He is willing to give.
He wants to calm your…my….The Roberts’…nerves.