I’ve seen this as a third party. Now I get to experience it myself. They really do mean well. They see that you are suffering and they want to help. They have just the thing that will cure what ails you. Everyone miraculously acquires MD next to their name. With home remedies to hospital horror stories, they’ll all explain what you should and shouldn’t do and why.
To all I say, I appreciate the thoughts, but for the most part I think I’ll listen to the doctors. It’s not that I trust them implicitly. In fact I don’t think anyone, whether or not they’ve got alphabet soup after their name, really understands everything that goes on inside of these wonderful creations God gave us to live in that we call bodies. Sometimes the doctors are wrong. My wife is living proof that sometimes they can be very wrong. I am a skeptic by nature, but when confronted with advice from someone who has studied for years and practices what he or she has studied every day versus a well-intentioned neophyte, I’ll probably listen to the doctor.
Let me suggest a couple of things that will really help. Pray, and listen. Pray, because the Great Physician is able to heal perfectly and without any guesswork if He so chooses. Listen; because that’s the best thing a good friend can do most of the time.