Originally Posted on May 29, 2012
If you’ve been browsing around my website this evening you may have noticed the new edition of an online registration feature. If so, you also noticed that it doesn’t work. Sorry about that. I’m hoping to get it fixed tomorrow afternoon. I don’t know how to fix it myself. I need help…I need soooo much technical help.
Anyway, this is the story of my failed “client portal” link. My online “complete practice management” tech man said “No problem. I can get that up for you in a few minutes”. But he couldn’t. So we called the website tech man. He said, “Sure thing. I can help you folks with that”. He looked and he tried and he asked questions for which I did not have good answers. It’s like a foreign language to me Finally he said, “I think I’ve got it. Just let me put you on hold while I try it”. I waited on hold for several minutes; growing later and later for my next appointment, until the call was dropped. The cheery telephone waiting music just suddenly went silent. Not knowing what else to do, I went on about my business. My next appointment was still waiting for me. About a half an hour later, a tech gal from the first company called and said, “Good news. We got it fixed. Your online registration is working now”. But it wasn’t. I was disappointed…but not despairing. Help will come again. I know this because I already have a 4:00 appointment set with them for tomorrow. We’ll try again then.
I’ve discovered that many things in life are like this. We try something new. It doesn’t quite work out like we expect. It’s disappointing. We don’t know how to fix it ourselves. We need help. Sometimes we need just a little bit of help. Sometimes we need a whole lot of it. When we ask, sooner or later help will come. Sometimes the help is just what we need, when we need it and it feels great! But sometimes, it’s a little bit disappointing. Sometimes, the help that comes first, just isn’t enough. So we need to ask again. And when we ask again;sooner or later, more help will come. And sooner or later, the help will be enough. And sooner or later, our problem will be resolved…we will get what we need.
Such is life. We will have problems. If we persist in asking, we will get the help we need. So don’t give up. Persist! Keep on asking! Help is on the way!
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it well be opened.” Matthew 7: 7-8
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find me, when you search for me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity.” Jeremiah 29:11-14a
Grace and Peace