Recently I had a blood test to monitor my hyperlipidaemia – it’s not infectious! The reporter suggested that I take a Glucose Tolerance test.

After fasting overnight I prepared for a two hour wait at a clinic. As I handed the nurse my Pathology request form, I enquired whether my GP had written ‘overnight’ or ‘overweight’ (underlined), followed by a question mark. The nurse assured me it was ‘overnight’ with a twinkle in her eye.

Over the next few days I looked up ‘diabetes’ in my medical book and did a quick internet search. Sure enough, I had diabetes! In fact, it had gone undetected for years.

Days passed. Then, with some uncertainty, I rang my GP for the test results. He simply said, ‘The results are normal.’ I thanked him, hung up the phone and celebrated with chocolate.

Most of us have awaited test results of some kind or other. Perhaps right now you are wondering just how serious your illness is. Perhaps you even fear the worst. Maybe you already know the worst – and this is making you afraid. You may be asking yourself, ‘What does tomorrow hold for me?’ or even: ‘How many tomorrows are there?’

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get troubled about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Read Matthew 6:25-34 slowly. Then, read it again letting the words sink in.

Rev. Gordon