We all know people who fear going to the doctor, but a 63-year-old London man took that to an extreme in 1994. He knew that he needed bladder surgery, but he could not overcome his fear of doctors and hospitals. So he tried to perform the surgery on himself! Tragically, he got an infection from the self-surgery and later died. A simple operation would have solved his problem, but his radical lack of trust cost the man his life.
Just as this man didn’t trust doctors or hospitals, many people don’t trust God. In their self-reliance, they destroy themselves. Instead of taking matters into our own hands, how much better off we would be if we would trust God to take care of us.
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’”—Matthew 19:26.