Guard My Heart


Today ends my glorious mountain vacation. I’m a bit melancholy about that, of course. And I know that I am going home to an appointment that makes me feel anxious.

Thursday, I have an appointment with the team at Piedmont Medical Center who will begin the process of evaluating me for a possible kidney transplant. The idea of having a transplant is a big life change, and change is difficult for me. For over a year, I have been doing dialysis. It has become a predictable part of my life now. It is therapeutic, and it makes me feel healthy, healthier than I really am.

So I will go on Thursday, taking my anxiety with me, and I will meet up with a potentially significant life change. As I do, I will be hanging on to the scripture in Philippians. And although I may be feeling anxiety, I know that the peace of God will guard my heart.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

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