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Three Little Words Often Feared Most (and they aren’t ‘I love you’)

Posted Feb 04 2013 11:30am

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There are three words in the English language that many people with Parkinson’s disease fear. Three little words. Three little words that can drive a person crazy. Three little words that can cause a person to feel desperate. Three little words that can destroy.

I don’t know.

How long have I had this disease? I don’t know.

How did I get this disease? I don’t know.

How long do I have to live? I don’t know.

Will my children get this? I don’t know.

Your doctor says it. You say it. You live it. You breathe it. You feel it.

You have an idea how things might and possibly will go, but you’re not sure because everyone wears PD differently. One person can have it three years without significant progression and another for a year and there is tremendous advancement in symptoms. Why?

I don’t know.

In the I don’t know moments of life, isn’t it good to know that there is One who does know? That there is one who is sovereign and faithful to bring us through any moment, even if it’s filled with uncertainty? To know there is One who knows the beginning and the end and every little detail in between? One who has promised to never leave us or forsake us?

This I do know… He is faithful. Faithful to provide what we need when we need it – strength, wisdom, comfort, peace and more. Faithful to provide in our greatest moment of need – when we don’t have the answers.

When we just don’t know, He does.

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