Have you ever ridden a ride at an amusement park or county fair that you just couldn’t finish? You knew you would be scared, but you tried it anyway? You yelled at the operator, “STOP! I want off!” It is like I am on that reoccurring ride. Over and over, and I have begged God to LET ME OFF!
I sit here in shock. Shock over this roller coaster that started on October 28th and hasn’t stopped, much less slowed down since then. This has been one ride that I wish I hadn’t been tall enough to ride. I am sick of the loop-the-loops, the twists, and the turns. I want to plant my feet on solid ground.
I watched Saturday as my precious Daddy chit-chatted, conversed, joked, and smiled with his friends and family, then the next day become confused and unrecognizable. Good news became bad news. Doctors are unsure of the reasons or course of action. I am sick of this ride. I want to demand my money back.
After long talks with the man in charge, He has assured me that He is taking care of all my concerns. He knows this ride is not what I had planned when I boarded. He is aware that the ups and downs are difficult. BUT He has convinced me that He is in charge and that I should not worry. I should turn my doubts onto him via 1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.” And to remember my favorite verse- Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Please continue to pray for my Daddy, Mitchell Gunn, as he battles cancer at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He is such a fighter and his favorite ride at an amusement park is the roller coaster. If he can ride with his hands up, so can I.