Two Things About God
Okay, so surgery is about 48 hours away. This is the one where they put me back together again so I can . . . um, function the way the good Lord intended. I tell people I’m a lot excited, a little nervous.
I think anytime you undergo surgery and have to sign that little form that says You could die during this procedure there’s gonna be some anxiety. Also, I hate staying in the hospital. My last stay after my first surgery left a very bad taste in my mouth.
As always, though, God’s Word, those ancient words so alive and relevant today is there to soften the blow and give comfort and strength.
Yesterday morning I awoke and stumbled downstairs to find a note from Jen on my desk: Psalm 62. Our trust is in God alone.
Here’s some excerpts.
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving.
I needed to read that. O, to have that kind of confidence: I will never be shaken. It comes from a sound knowledge and unwavering belief that if God is anything, He is two things: strong and loving.
I’ll be reminding myself of that often in the upcoming days.