Relying on God

Today will go down in history as one of the most out of control days of my life.  I am completely relying on God.  I can't be any of the places I am needed and even if I could….I still have no real power over any of the situations at hand.

F R O G  — Fully rely on God!  Right?

My mother went in for the last of her cancer surgery.  The doctors thought it would take approximately 3 hours but since that would be too easy of a wait….instead it took over 5!  She's only 16 hours away from me.  How helpless could I feel, right?  The good news is that she is out of surgery and in recovery.  The procedure took longer because of the scar tissue they encountered once they got in there.  While the end results are that she will forever have a colostomy bag….she is alive and has a future ahead cancer free.

Praises to the Lord!!

The dog that wouldn't heal needed a trip back to the vet today.  Since I work for a living and two of my kids had the day off….they drew the golden ticket of taking her back.  They drove the hour + to the doctor's office, making it there about 11:30am where they have been waiting all day (it's now 4:40pm) to see the doc.  It is hot & sticky here in Indiana.  Not the kind of weather to be stuck at a dusty animal hospital with a very anxious dog.  As a mom, I feel helpless.  The good news is that they've been seen and the doc says it's healing fine and she can take off her cone of shame.  Plus, no charge.  Worth the wait?  I think so!

More praises, Lord!

My hubby is out of town on a work trip.  A trip that he's been very nervous about since it's a meeting with the new company employees & bosses.  He isn't any different than most of us in that he gets a bit anxious over "new" situations.  The unknown has a way of invading our peace and spewing out negative vibes!  He was feeling pretty stressed the days & week before the trip but I think he's survived it.  I'm sure now that it's behind him he's wondering why he bothered with worrying so much.

Lord, you are the peace giver!

All of this, today.  On THE DAY that I finally meet up with my Bible study girls.  You think satan had anything to do with that pressure? I can't say.  But I wouldn't put it past him to try any old trick to push me off course.  I needed to study (I've tried) and I needed to pray (I have) and I needed some sound mind in the midst of the whole day.  Now that I know the outcomes of everyone's issues….I can relax (which is what I should've been doing anyway).

I get it, God!  Always, fully rely on YOU!

Romans 5:3-5 The Message

We continue to shout our praise when we're hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever GOD WILL DO NEXT.  In alert expectancy such as this, we're never left feeling shortchanged.  Quite the contrary–we can't round up enough containers to hold everything God gererously pours into our lives through the HOLY SPIRIT!


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