Child’s Adult’s Worst Fear – The Dentist
The plain truth is that when I was a child, I ate lots of candy and didn’t brush my teeth as often as my parents instructed me. So at age 47, I paid for the folly of my youth – at the dentist.
I had the finest, most caring dentist anywhere, Dr. Art Siml, an efficient, excellent workman. He decided to cap 3 teeth and add a bridge to my mouth. He’d assure the job was done properly with a goal to have these new teeth last 20 years plus. Since his office was in suburban Chicago, and I’d have to drive from St. Louis, he scheduled to finish the job in only 2 appointments.
Frankly, the first visit was a breeze. I received a Novocain shot, he prepared my teeth quickly and efficiently, putting 3 temporary caps put on my teeth. This was not a pleasant experience by any means, but it saved me a great deal of pain. The second visit, however, was something else.
The Dentist Lie
Upon entering the doctor’s office, I was told I wouldn’t need a shot since he wouldn’t be drilling. After I positioned myself in the dentist’s chair, he began. With his cold metal pick he removed the 3 caps, sending me nearly through the ceiling. He then proceeded to scrape the excess cement off each of these teeth. Oooooooooh Boy!
His next step was to meticulously prepare the teeth, so the caps would stay in place at least for the next 20 years. Then Dr. Siml said the famous “I need to dry your teeth off just a little” line! “It will only be ‘till the count of three.”
Now, Art is extremely honest. But, I think he has real problems counting. He aimed the jet of cold air and began counting “w-w-w-w-w-w-w-one, t-t-t-t-t- – – – – -two, (pause) (pause) (pause) threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, and just a little more.” Well, I cannot truly explain the sensation I felt.
During those moments that felt like an eternity, I understood a real truth. This world is imperfect, so we’ve gotten into some horrible situations. God will lead us through them, but it may make us uncomfortable for a season. However in the long run, His guidance (like the Dentist’s) will save us from far worse pain and suffering!
God’s Assurance – Even for a Dentist
Romans 8:28 says; And we know that ALL things work together for GOOD to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
But can I really trust God? Here’s what He said about Himself: For He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you, nor give you up, nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I WILL NOT in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down [relax My hold on you.] Assuredly NOT! Hebrews 13:5c Amplified Bible
He also said:
- For I am the Lord, I do not change – Malachi 3:6
- Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. – Hebrews 13:8
- But the Word of the Lord endures forever. – I Peter 1:25
- Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. – James 1:17
Like the dentist, God didn’t cause my problems. But there’s proof, through Jesus he’ll solve them. But just like trusting the dentist, we need to put our complete trust in Jesus. A short time of discomfort will result in long-term peace with God.
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