My husband doesn’t go to the doctor very often. Truth be told, neither of us do. We have been quite blessed in our health.
But shortly after we came home from the hospital with our latest little blessing he was telling me of a racing heart; he could feel it like it was going to jump out of his chest or explode or something. A heart beating that fast – we all know (its common sense) that no good comes from that. Only so long before it stops.
He went to the doctor two days ago and they reported that his heart rate was 170. His doctor is calling it supra ventricular tachycardia. According to what I read this means that from time to time his heart beats very fast for a reason other than exercise, high fever, or stress. It is said most episodes are caused by faulty electrical connections in the heart. There was no mention of any type of treatment other than surgery.
He had to go in the day after that as well for an appointment with the cardiologist who determined that it is actually a narrow complex tachycardia he has.From what little I could find on this, it basically means that there is a rapid activation of the ventricles via the system itself, in turn suggesting the arrhythmia originates above or within the bundle (ie, similar to the a supraventricular tachycardia). The site of origin may be in the sinus node, the atria, the atrioventricular (AV) node, the His bundle, or some combination of these sites. That’s quite a mouthful.
Anyway so they sent hi home with instructions to take aspirin daily; they scheduled an ECHO for later this month. They advised him to go to the emergency room immediately when this happens again so that they can see this “in action” before determining any definite treatment (thus far surgery is the treatment from my understanding).
In all of this, we have a wonderful group of prayer warriors praying and believing in a good report! Its a reminder though, tomorrow is not promised. Today is the day of salvation. Today.
Certainly we would love for God to give us a glimpse into His plan for us in all of this. We would love for Him to tell us that He is going to heal his heart and all will be just fine again as of May 3rd at 2:44 pm. But we all know thats not how this works. And thats okay.
“Those who wait for the Lord gain new strength.” (Isaiah 40:31)
This is the time to surrender, completely, to His will. This is the time to give it all to God. To give him my husband’s heart and body and mind and soul because – he is God’s child.
This is the time to dig deeper into His word, the time to worship and praise more than before because while His plan is not always our own, it is good because He is good.
And we know that ALL things work together for good to those who are His. Now is the time to show some faith:
Because”faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)
And trials can only make us stronger; they build up our perseverance, perseverance builds our character, and character hope. (Romans 5:3-4)
There is no testimony without the test.
Let us fix our eyes on Him; remembering that He goes before us. Where we are going, He is already there.
When we falter, when we feel like we are growing let us remember how far He’s brought us. His love never fails.
It may sound crazy but I look forward, a bit excitedly, to seeing what He will do in all of this. What report will we have to share with the many we know who so need to know our great God. How is He going to use us, use this, for His glory?
We all know He is into “the impossible”whether its miracles or healing, or grace, the impossible is His specialty.
Interestingly my husband mentioned that the clock on the doctor’s office wall stopped around the very same time he was told all of this information, on his very first visit.
Prayers are greatly appreciate; of course we are trusting God in all of this. ❤