Daddy and I have to insist that she take the medicine. We have the big picture. We understand that, while it tastes "yucky", the antibiotics have started working on her infection and they are making her better (slowly). We also understand that the Ambesol feels funny (and also is "yucky"), but it does numb the area and help her sleep. Now we've added prescription tylenol with codeine that we know will take away the pain. So we insist that she take the medicine. Sometimes we even have to hold her down to get it in her mouth. Why do we do it? Not because we enjoy torturing her. We do it because we know it is necessary for her to get healthy again.
This morning I had an "aha" moment. Sometimes God is trying to remove things (infections) from our lives. He knows the cure. He knows how to help us get better. But we fight him. We don't understand why we have to stop playing to take His "medicine". But, as a gentle parent, He insists. Not to torture us, but to make us healthy again.