I have always felt that family practice is one of the most challenging of medical specialties. Not only does the physician need to have the broadest knowledge base of any specialty, they must keep current with the latest medical advances. It is a daunting task to keep up with one medical specialty. Now, multiply this with knowledge needed to remain competent in obstetrics, pediatrics, internal medicine, radiology, and the laboratory. Although many family practitioners end up developing an expertise in certain areas it is difficult, if not impossible, to be master of all specialties. And if there is an area that is not within their expertise and the patient ends up being referred, the medical specialist who sees the patient may be critical of the family practitioner for not having an adequate depth of knowledge to treat the disease.
A while back, I wanted to create a dermatology newsletter to assist family practitioners and other medical specialists who do not have expertise in treating skin diseases. It was called “Skin Tags”. Privately, I called this newsletter, F.O.T.F. It was an acronym for “Friends of the Friendless.” These physicians, on the front lines of medicine, need immediate access to as many medical specialists as they can find. They often felt abandoned and vulnerable. I was honored to assist with their needs.
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.
Psalms 68:5 (ESV)
God is a protector of those who feel abandoned and vulnerable. He commands us to watch over the disenfranchised and the neglected. We should happily oblige out of gratitude for what God has done for us. God is the Creator of the universe. He is the joy of our salvation. And God is the friend of the friendless. He proved it by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins and reconcile our broken relationship with Him.
Will you trust Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.