God is in Control

The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all.
- Psalm 103:19 -

God is in control.
Recently, I've been learning that when I start to worry or fret about what's going to happen, if I just repeat to myself 'God is in control, God is in control, God is in control," I really start believing it.
The first time I used the phrase in one of my devos, I was really tested that weekend when something really scary happened to a family member.
Again, I was tested just last Sunday. Some of you may have read on Dolls N' All about what happened to my little sister last week. It was getting late (as in, like, 10 p.m.) and I was still up redecorating the doll bedrooms (hehe....) since my sister was listening to the livestream of Francesca Battistelli.
My dad started calling my mom's name - it scared me. The whole thing was really scary. She was having a seizure - I won't go into detail, but it was frightening. I called 911, but then handed it to my older sister because I was so scared. While she was on that landline, I called my grandparents (who thankfully live only 10 minutes away) and choked out, "Come quickly. Something's wrong with Melody."
My mom and dad were taking care of her, and there was nothing us kids could do except pray. I gathered my little brothers in a huddle, and we started praying.
I tried to take deep breaths, but everytime I thought about Melody, I completely forgot that... God is in control.
I leaned up against the wall and whispered over, and over, and over, "God is in control." And He was.
I now have a deeper appreciation for EMTs and the others who are involved in responding to 911 calls. They're amazing. I mean, I really don't think I could keep my cool - yet they do, the entire time.
But just to see their dedication, coming at the oddest hours to help complete strangers, and not even getting paid the best salary.... it's inspiring. I want to help others like that.
I could only think of the agony of mothers in other countries who live days walks away from the nearest doctor or hospital, which even there they might not be able to help the child.
That's why that little flame inside me sparked again, and why I threw myself back into studying my special advanced pre-med science course. I was re-ignited.
One day, God's going to send me somewhere as a doctor where I can help others who aren't able to just pick up the phone and call 911 in case of an emergency.
Anytime I think of those mothers, who love their children so dearly and would do anything for them - yet can't, it keeps me going. Even when I feel like I could shred my science book (yeah really!), I know that God has given me an amazing family, an amazing education, and I want to fulfill His plan for me amazingly, to the best of my abilities.
God is in control. Remember that. It's amazing.
~ Light4theLord
To God be the Glory!

which He will bring about at the proper time - He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen who can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
- 1 Timothy 6:15-16 -

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