Good evening everyone...I truly hope that you had a good Friday! My day was great...and much work was accomplished today! For some reason, my Thursday's and Friday's are always the busiest days of the week...but praise God for His strength and help throughout each day!
You know...some days can cause us to end a day, with all kinds of unsettled feelings. Fear and anxiety sure have a way of controlling our thoughts, until we begin to not only live with fear and anxiety...but also the dread of what may go wrong.
I will never forget the first time I read these two verses in Psalm 112:7-8. I was facing some unsettled thoughts at the time and I had to make a very important decision, as to whether I felt I should go through with a surgery; that would stiffen my right leg, for the rest of my life.
Since I was a young girl, I had lived with multiple dislocations in both knees; but for some reason, the right one ended up being the worst.
Just before having to make this important decision in my life, I had been starting down some stairs, when the knee gave out...and I literally flew through the air. Once I rolled over; the knee had not only dislocated and was out of place...but it had moved over the edge of the joint surface. After experiencing this trauma to my leg...I found out that I had ruptured my tendon; so more reconstruction would have to take place...only this time, the doctors were going to replace the whole knee. Due to all the severity of that leg over time, the knee joint didn't take...and now I was being given the choice, as to whether the leg should be amputated or whether a rod should be put in the leg.
As I was seeking God's help...He led me to these verses in Psalm 112:7-8...and I came to see that day; that I didn't have to live in fear of the unknown...or dread what might happen; because I had a God living in me; that was in control of everything...which began to give me a settled feeling that everything would be just fine.
Even though I've had to live with a rod in my leg, for around 10 years now...and even though the leg is stiff for life...this was God's final choice...and why? Because it was a year or so later, when I met a man from Europe, who had been through a similar experience and felt so alone, in what he had gone through; but when he read on the website; that I had been through something similar...he contacted me...to tell me of his experience...and how God led him to me that day.
You know...sometimes, we don't always understand the situations we face; but we can live free of anxiety...fear and dread, when we know that a powerful God is in control. His decisions and ways, may not always be our choice; but when we come to know the reason why...what a blessing to know that the hand of almighty God has been upon us!
As you rest for the night...I pray that God will give you a perfect peace; that can put your hearts and minds at rest with Him...and that you will find the strength through Him, to let go of fear, dread...and the unknown; to experience the presence of a loving and compassionate God!
Have a great night...take care and I will talk with you tomorrow!
Many blessings on your night!
It's Always & Only Because of Him...
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain