While surgery brings many challenges, God did many wonderful things throughout the process. I asked God to send me one Christian in the process of my medical care. The person at the surgery check-in desk goes to a local Baptist church and has heard a speaker I know from Minnesota. I also met the CTCA chaplain face to face when he stopped by the hospital after surgery (I had talked to him on the phone before). I prayed for one, but God sent me two.
God made it possible for my parents to meet me at CTCA and drive me home to help me for a time after surgery. I have an employer and coworkers who have given me support throughout this time that I needed to be out. I have a church family who has reached out to help with a variety of needs. These are just a few of the wonderful things God has done for me.
I need plenty of reminders of the wonderful things that God has done. Life is full of challenges and I can get stuck worrying about the difficulties. Instead, I want to share the goodness of God in the midst of trials. This doesn’t mean that I will downplay or ignore the difficulties, but I believe this will help me to face struggles with more of God’s strength rather than my own.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the blessings and strength that You provide. I ask for continued guidance as I navigate the difficulties You have allowed. Please help me to focus on the blessings and view the trials with a God honoring view. Thank You for Your faithfulness.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.