Hello everyone…and a big welcome, to another week of “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so happy to have you with me today and my prayer for all of us…as we begin this brand new week; is that we will find the strength to walk in the footsteps, of the One who can truly walk us through every day of this brand new week!
As I’ve been sitting here today, my mind has been wondering back to a time, when life wasn’t always at its best. At this time in my life, I was dealing with major knee problems…and after many years of reconstruction surgeries, I was now going through some heart breaking times, of 2 failed knee replacements, along with infection in the right knee.
After the doctors had done everything possible…I was now facing some bad news; that would take me to a place, where I would probably lose the use of my right knee. As the doctors gave me the news; that they would have to remove the joint completely and put a rod in its place…my heart sunk to my feet. I just couldn’t figure out, why God would allow this to happen in my life.
From that moment on…until the time of surgery, I unknowingly went through a time of denial…a time, when I tried to paint a different picture in my mind of what was happening, rather than living with reality. The reason why I call it an “unknowingly” time of denial; is because once the surgery was completed…and it was now time for the bandages and stitches to be removed…that is when the truth of what was really happening began to sink in.
After returning home from the doctor’s office, I began to go through a time in my life, when I felt as if I was grieving over the loss of my knee. You see…I had experienced many moments like this, since I was 10 years old…and the only hope that I had at the time, was for a new knee joint; that would fix the problem…brought about at birth. Never did I realize that I would face such disappointment, after many years of hanging onto something that I had truly dreamed of experiencing in my life.
You know…one thing I’ve learned through this experience is this; when we give our lives to Jesus; it’s His will that will be accomplished…not our own. Even though I didn’t understand the purpose behind this painful moment in my life; I did come to see one of the reasons, why God allowed this to happen later and that was when I meant someone online, who was living with no hope…and you know why he wasn’t living with any hope? Because he had faced the same surgery on his right knee, which is a rare surgery to experience and he thought that there would be no one who could ever understand what he was going through.
As we begin another new week…we hope for the best; but there can be times, when it doesn’t always go that way. Sometimes we can experience moments, when we just can’t understand what God is up to…but just know that no matter what He walks you through; He ALWAYS has a reason for what He allows. I’ve come to see one thing…and that is that God never wastes anything we experience in life; but instead, He uses it to strengthen us...and sometimes, to even help and encourage others in need.
No matter what this week may bring your way…ALWAYS know that God is in it…just as I have learned over the years…and you know what; I now praise God, for what He has allowed within my life; that I may be a better person for Him…rather than for myself!
Today, I have truly enjoyed my visit with you…and I pray that you will ALWAYS feel the presence of God with you…no matter what may come your way! Have a great day and I will hope to see you again tomorrow! God bless!
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