Thursday; May 30
I will try not to bore you with all the thoughts and experiences of the last several days, but I did want to mention a couple of things. First, thank you to everyone who encouraged me and our family during my stay in the hospital. Your words of kindness and encouragement meant (and continue to mean) a lot to us!
Also, as I look back on my surgery, one of the things seems to stand out to me is the peace I felt going into it. I am sure that a part of my relaxation had to do with how quickly they pumped the drugs into me, but I am mindful of another moment that set the tone. In my pre-op visit with my surgeon I asked him if he saw anything in my situation that caused him concern – to which he responded that he did over 200 of these surgeries in the past year, he wasn’t worried! I can’t tell you how relieved I was to hear this. His history produced a trust for me that made the whole experience much more peaceful.
As I thought about this little exchange with my doctor it got me to thinking about the trust we have in God. He has an impeccable track record (He has never lost, nor has He ever disappointed), so imagine just how relaxed our lives can be when we rely upon His experience, power and expertise. The wise man of the Old Testament reminds us, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6). Are we struggling with the pressures and uncertainty of life? Let’s remember the commitment and comfort that comes with the colloquial phase, “God’s Got This!”.
Think About It!