In a recent study, 57% of randomly surveyed adults said God’s intervention could save a deathly ill family member even if physicians said treatment would be futile. However, just under 20% of doctors and other medical workers said God could reverse a helpless outcome. Given this gap, how can someone discuss God with their physician?
Talk to your doctors with confidence. They are experts in medicine; you are an expert in what you believe and what God has done for you. As you “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” you will develop boldness and trust in the Lord that will direct your decisions and flow out in your conversations with others.
Talk to your doctors on a personal level. They are fellow human beings who have families, joys and sorrows and possibly even faith like your own. Paul developed a strong friendship with Luke, whom he called “the beloved physician.” At the end of his life, when all others had abandoned him in prison, Paul remarked, “Only Luke is with me.” Your doctor might very well be with you until the end of your life. Friends often disagree, but they remain agreeable and personal with one another.