Good evening everyone...and how was your day? I sure hope that you had a nice Friday! My day was a catch up day...and a mixed bag of everything, from cleaning to ministry work...what a combination...but what a great day it's been!
Anyways...tonight, I thought that I would share a couple of very special Bible verses with you...that God has used numerous times in my life. I will never forget the time, when I first discovered these verses! I was facing some very difficult times with my legs...and at that time, my Orthopedic surgeon was handing over a very difficult decision; that I had to make very soon. My right leg was so bad at the time...that the doctor was even considering amputation. I had already been through 2 major surgeries...within a 6 week period and now, I had to decide on whether the leg should be amputated or whether a rod should be placed in the leg, which would fuse it for good. I never thought that I would have to face a dilemma like this...and the decision wasn't an easy one. Finally, the doctor said...if you can't make the decision; then I may have to help you make the decision, due to the severity of the problem at that time. I'll tell you...fear crept in immediately and every fearful thought that could have penetrated my heart and mind did.
One evening, as I was searching for a Bible verse to help me...God led me to these two verses in Psalm 112:7-8...and as I began to read the verses...an immediate peace came over me. I truly began to realize that there was no fear or dread in anything, when God was in control of my life. I also learned that this was not the time to go crazy and let anxiety overwhelm me; but rather, this was the time to settle back and know that I could calmly face this foe, with God leading the way.
As I gave everything to God...the decision was made to not amputate the leg...but to fuse it with a rod. This was one of the most difficult times in my life...but again, God was with me...and I felt His presence, as I entered the operating room...and throughout recovery. Later, a man from Europe contacted me through the ministry and said that he had been reading my bio and had come to see that I was living with a rod in my right leg. He then realized that God had led him to the website...because he too, had a rod in his right leg and felt that no one would ever understand...that is, until he found me and read about all that I had been through.
We don't always understand God's ways...but when we let go of fear and the unknown moments standing before us; then we can truly settle back, with the assurance; that our God will always be there to take good care of us.
No matter what may be ahead of you right now...may I encourage you, to settle back with God and let Him carry you through these difficult times. When we truly rest in Him and let Him run the show...we find in the end; that everything works out just fine.
Tonight, I pray that no matter what you may be facing...that God would give you the peace you need, to rest in Him and let go of everything; that your life may be fully placed in the loving arms of Jesus!
Have a good night...and a good sleep and I will hope to see you tomorrow!
Many...many blessings on your night!
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