Comfort from the Word

I’m going through a pretty big test in regards to my faith and my career. I can’t really disclose why or what but I seem to have more enemies than I naively thought, who are really trying to hurt me. With that said, the Word of God always has a comforting message and for the past 2-3 weeks this chapter  (Psalm 25) has truly comforted me, and bolstered my faith in the deliverance I hope God will bring:

In you, Lord my God,
    I put my trust.

I trust in you;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous without cause.

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
    for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good.

Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
    toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, Lord,
    forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?
    He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.
13 They will spend their days in prosperity,
    and their descendants will inherit the land.
14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
    he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the Lord,
    for only he will release my feet from the snare.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart
    and free me from my anguish.
18 Look on my affliction and my distress
    and take away all my sins.
19 See how numerous are my enemies
    and how fiercely they hate me!

20 Guard my life and rescue me;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness protect me,
    because my hope, Lord is in you.

22 Deliver Israel, O God,
    from all their troubles!


I truly believe that tests come in our life so that we can share the testimony afterwards with others. I’m looking forward to having a testimony to share!

9 Responses to Comfort from the Word

  1. K Galvan says:

    Psalm 37! And Daniel 3.

  2. K Galvan says:

    Psalm 37, Daniel 3. Keep your eyes fixed on Him, He will work all out for your good and His glory!

  3. Mimi says:

    First, God bless you and your family. I stumbled upon your blog after taking the MCAT recently. God led me to your blog BC my struggle had me really discouraged. I actually read almost all of your blog, from the very latest entry to near the beginning. I read it sort of like a book, and God kept bringing me back to it BC I needed to see how faithful God is. I mean, I know he is faithful and has always been, but sometimes when it is darkest one wonders if one is worthy of his faithfulness. God gave me a vision to become a doctor, but I admit I have had to crawl toward that goal rather than soar many times. When you must crawl and fight for so long, you get tired. Your blog, or book as I like to refer to it, has given me strength again to KNOW that God will overcome all of my obstacles. I am not good enough, but I have done my best and God will meet me where I am deficient. I wasn’t going to write this but my friend encouraged me to do so. I think the most encouraging part was reading that you and your wife and 2 small little ones and that you are able to do what you both do. Me and my husband are in a similar circumstance with a baby and trying both to finish what we started. Please tell your wife that you and her both are an encouragment to me.

  4. Drnjbmd says:

    Yes, God does give you tests and has a plan for you. That plan may not be on your schedule (or may be painful) but it is your plan that has been set from above. Trust in the Almighty and trust that you have been given the tools to weather this and come out stronger. In the end, we all follow God’s plans for us as difficult as they may seem. Also know that you have friends (one here that you have not met) that have your back in prayer.

  5. Lydia says:

    Check out the book “Progress Notes” it’s a Bible study (seems to be a really good one as far as I can tell) for doctors and med students.

    Peace to you and blessings on all your good work!!

  6. Dawn says:

    I was reading your old posts of your mission. You were uber happy returning from your mission work, as I can so relate to. It is addicting, isn’t it? You become the most compassionate, more than you can imagine, as if The Lord Is whispering in your heart all day. There is nothing like it. I am an RN married to a Urologist. My husband will not do mission work with me and this is a problem. Not an ethical one, but one in which my heart, head and friendship pool has grown huge bonds which he can’t understand. I hope you continue your mission work with a spouse who will be there in third world dirt, muck and blood with you.

    It takes one to know one.

  7. R.L. says:

    I am a pre-med student who has had obstacles along the way. Your blog and humility is inspiring. I truly believe we go through these things to remain humble, faithful, and most of all positive people that fulfill our purposes in life. You have inspired a lot of people. Especially young ones like me. I know that it seems there are some negatives along the way. Yet I truly believe there a few people on this path because they are called to do it. You are one of a small group of people who this is about one’s purpose in life and not about recieving Man’s approval and love. I’ve learned sometimes that doing things in the right spirit causes one hardship and unnecessary disdain from others in this world.Yet always do good for others anyway. I see people my age just spiritually torn trying to get into medical school or nursing school because they’re chasing prestige and not a calling.Even though I consider myself a spiritual person this has taught all that matters is what you do for God. And that is all you really need in life. So thank you so much for your testimony.

    • DoctaJay says:

      Wow R.L. I could not have put into words the overall concepts I have learned from this journey like you just did. thank you for your kind comments and encouragement. Seeing comments like this keep me updating this blog, despite the inconsistency of my posting. Thanks again.

  8. QTipp says:

    From the Book Desire of Ages pg 330
    There are many whose hearts are aching under a load of care because they seek to reach the world’s standard. They have chosen its service, accepted its perplexities, adopted its customs. Thus their character is marred, and their life made a weariness. In order to gratify ambition and worldly desires, they wound the conscience, and bring upon themselves an additional burden of remorse. The continual worry is wearing out the life forces. Our Lord desires them to lay aside this yoke of bondage. He invites them to accept His yoke… He bids them seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and His promise is that all things needful to them for this life shall be added. Worry is blind, and cannot discern the future; but Jesus sees the end from the beginning. In every difficulty He has His way prepared to bring relief. Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us, of which we know nothing. Those who accept the one principle of making the service and honor of God supreme will find perplexities vanish, and a plain path before their feet.

    Keep fighting.

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