the tooth

Two weeks ago, girlie went for routine dentist appointment.   She has a great dentist in the area, who loves to help children with all kind of challenges.  The dentist found that she has an adult tooth growing in to the shell of a baby tooth.  Her recommendation was to watch it, when it becomes loose to try and pull it, or they would wait until her next 6 month visit to assess what we should do at that time since it was not loose on the day of the visit.

Last week girlie began having seizures again (2 months seizure free!).  I wondered if it was due to pain from that tooth, or other teeth.  She had no fever and no symptoms, other than extra drool.  She has not yet gotten her 12 year molars, so kind of hoping they would come on in.

This morning, I knew I had to get it out.  You know how a momma just knows.  I just knew I had to get that baby tooth out.  A quick look in her mouth revealed it was coming apart in pieces, and it did look like it might be bothering her.

She did not want me to touch her mouth, much less that tooth.  She screamed, kicked, thrashed around.  She did not want that thing pulled.  But momma knew it would feel better after it was gone.  She hated me for doing it, she hated the process, she was very very mad.  She didn’t understand why, for what reason that tooth needed to come out.

That tooth, which had broken in 4 sharp and pointy fragments, is out now.

After some calming tapping, hugging, and loving, she is resting, sleeping calmly now.

Oh, am I not the same way with God.

He sees things in my life that He knows for my best need to come out, whether sin or preferences.  But I get so mad at Him for trying to remove that thing from me, I have lived with that thing and don’t want to let it go.   Plus that thing is painful to the touch, I run from anything that wants to bother that area.  I don’t understand why that thing needs to come out.

I scream and I thrash and I groan and I moan.

But He removes it, and He comforts me, and He knows what is for my best.

For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”  2 Corinthians 4:17-18


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