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Relying on experts?

Posted by appolus on April 27, 2020

When the world shakes and everything that can be shaken staggers, who will you rely upon? In my experience men put a great amount of trust in other men. We like to call them leaders, doctors, generals and scientists and so on. What does the word of God say on this matter?…..

Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:(Psa 146:3-6)

We are constantly being told in these days that we must rely upon doctors and scientists. For several years I was under a heart specialist for a heart disorder. I dutifully took my pills and it kept the condition at bay. Then it got worse and it required me to have what is known as an oblation. It was only partially successful and on a follow up visit the specialist told me that I also had Afib. This increases your risk of heart attack and stroke, so he put me on blood thinners. He also suggested that I have an implant which would monitor my heart condition. Several months after having this implant he told me I needed another oblation to fix both the condition and the Afib. Instead of a three hour procedure, this one would take about six hours and carried some not insignificant risks. I decided to get a second opinion from a hospital that had a very good reputation for their heart team.

This specialist there, after checking me out and reviewing the data from the implant came in and told me that I did not have Afib. I told him that the other doctor wanted to do the surgery. He said with a sarcastic tone and smile “he would have healed you then.” He told me that I could come of the blood thinners right away. I then had a dilemma. Two specialist who came highly recommended and were no novices had given me two completely opposing diagnosis. The decision was mine. The thing was, he was only really confirming what I already “knew.” I had no hesitation coming of the blood thinners.

As we move forward in a world that is being turned upside down, it is vital that we have our trust in God. Experts will tell us many different things but in the end our trust must be in the Lord. Our discernment must be in Him. Our wisdom must be in Him. Our peace must be in Him. He must be our source of joy and gladness. If we rely upon the experts of this world to lead us then we shall be like the blind being led by the blind. It is amazing how much the world trusts their own. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.(Pro 3:5-6)

3 Responses to “Relying on experts?”

  1. Nina said

    Reblogged this on For Such A Time As This.

  2. The desire to follow the experts seems to be rooted in fear. I went through a major health crisis last fall with a hospitalization for pulmonary emboli. Cardiology wanted to do all kinds of invasive tests. They used fear to try an manipulate me to cooperate. I kept saying no. I told them that they had no evidence of heart damage and I will not do the tests. The fear inducing manipulation continued as they sent in a team of nurses to try and convince me of my faulty thinking. I said, I don’t believe in your treatment options, I will not use them, so why should I go through an invasive stress test to find something that I will not allow you to treat. They said well, some people just want to get sicker and sicker and die. I said that’s my choice. They walked out in a huff.

    I trust in God my healer and my Lord not in doctors.

    I recently published a WordPress article about fear and the response of the church to COVID-19. The link follows in case you might want to read my thoughts on the subject.

    COVID-19 and the Dragon of Fear

    https://conformedtochrist.org/2020/04/27/covid-19-and-the-dragon-of-fear/

    John

    • Lisa said

      Dear Brother I read your article on WordPress and it was a great post and very encouraging. As a matter of fact I shared it with my previous “pastor”. Of course I no longer go to the building but I still love the Lord. I’ve said this many times that tho many buildings are shut down prayfully this would bring people closer to God where they can truly trust and put their faith in him instead of a building because truly the true church is not shut down. And yes we as Christians should not be acting like the heathens but I’m seeing many who claim to know God are acting this very way. Be encouraged my brother!

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