God specialises in perfect timing

The Doctor's Life Support for 9 July

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.

Psalm 37: 5

Throughout years of working in difficult conditions, God and his angels always accompany me. I have found this in so many ways, including matters of health, transport, accommodation and money. When studying in Bangkok I needed emergency surgery, but was only ten minutes away from the hospital. From my upcountry workplace in Indonesia it would have taken a whole day, but the surgeon said that two hours more and I would have died. On another journey a snake bit me, but at the right moment I ‘happened’ to meet a doctor with the right antidote. Once, when unavoidably delayed, I prayed in faith that God would hold back the ferry I would otherwise have missed by over an hour. It looked incredible, but when I reached the port, the ferry was still there! It left just after I’d stepped on board. God never neglects his child. When working as a government doctor in a dangerous area, I found the conditions of service poor, my colleagues difficult, and the salary small. Others earned as much as possible by spending afternoons in private practice, but my office work would have suffered if I’d done that. God reminded me that this was not simply a government placement but that he had put me there as his witness, so he helped me not to neglect those in my care and to be patient. My times were still in his hands. I stayed for ten years and felt his real involvement in my work and ministry, giving me so many moving experiences of his great faithfulness. ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.’ (Colossians 3: 23)

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