Do you have one of those family members who, when you say your head hurts, they go and “google” all the many possible ailments you may have? Within seconds, your headache magically becomes a tumor! My little sister would be a doctor by now if WebMD had anything to say about it. (It’s actually kinda cute, how hypochondriac-ish she is!)( I have her full permission to say this, by the way. 🙂 )
I’m soon going to be having a (for normal people) routine surgery. My blood thinners make it a little less normal. Anyhow, my husband keeps on googling all the possible outcomes or side effects from having this surgery. Some of them are plausible and expected, and others are….well, they’re CRAZY! And kind of scary!
Believe me, I know he’s coming from a place of concern, protection, and worry, and I love that. But to be honest, I really don’t WANT to know what happened to the one percent of the population they tested. I don’t want any more worries than I have already!
Honestly, there’s really nothing wrong with being informed, in order to make the best possible decision. But there comes a point where it’s Google or God.
Do you want to believe what Google or Bing or WebMD tells you what MIGHT happen? Or do you want to believe what GOD says?
That power is like the working of his mighty strength,20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Sure, with God, there are no guarantees of sailing on through life without injury or harm. NO ONE can guarantee us that. But He does promise that He is in control of all of this mess. He is still sovereign, and He is still in charge!
So, Google that! ; )