Just Around The Corner

On Easter Sunday in 2012, I ran into a long-time friend at the grocery store and quickly updated her.  She was a bit dismayed to learn that I would be in a clinical trial for rare cancer (no tumors) and seemed perplexed that I wasn’t stopped in my tracks in a puddle of tears.  I didn’t know how to explain my disposition, but I had hope (it WAS Easter) and, after years of searching, the clinical trial was an answer.  Eventually I explained: “I have to keep moving forward, because I know the answer is going to be just around the corner–I just don’t know how long the block is.”

Three years later and I feel as if I’m still plodding down the block…wondering…waiting to hear back from a doctor AGAIN.  I woke up, wanting to call, e-mail, communicate in some form with Dr. K to know what to do about the latest abnormal test result.  I didn’t communicate.  I did, however, keep checking my patient portal for something new.  Then, unexpectedly, I glanced at a tab I had left open to a verse I’d determined to memorize:

Glory Just Around the Corner: Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner. 1 Peter 4:12-13 The Message


The reassurance from The Word was all I needed to keep from checking my patient portal.  Less than an hour later I received an e-mail from Dr K’s nurse addressing the abnormal test result and letting me know my local pharmacy had a prescription for me.

I think I’m turning the corner…

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