I TRUSTED GOD, AND I AM BLESSED!!!
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God” – Corrie Ten Boom
Last week I wrote a blog about trust. I struggled with being at peace with my surgery scheduled on September 6th. I realized I was struggling with peace due to a lack of trust in God and the professionals involved in my case.
In the days preceding the surgery, I had people praying for me, and I spent more time praying. The Sunday before surgery, I was still uncomfortable. That afternoon a friend came over, and we talked. We did not discuss the surgery, but she has a calming presence. After I spoke with her, I felt more at peace, and by Monday, I was ready to go!!
As most of us know – things never go as planned.
The plan was for me to be at the hospital at 12:45 pm, have surgery from 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm, and be discharged from recovery from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Well, that did not happen --- The surgery before mine ran VERY late, and I had an issue with my sugar dropping too low. So I did not get into surgery until around 4:30 pm. my friend told me that I arrived home around 8:00 pm. It was a long day.
The only complication I experienced was that my sugar dropped to 56. The nurses got an order for sugar water to put in my IV (I could not have juice because I was going into surgery.) Did you know there is a national shortage of sugar water (there is a medical name for sugar water, but I do not remember what it is)? It took a long time to ascertain some to bring my sugar back to a reasonable number. When I went into surgery, my sugar was perfect, and by the time I got home, my sugar was up to 399 and continued to rise. Unfortunately, it took all day yesterday to bring my sugar down. I am still a little high today but within a reasonable range.
Well, that is enough of that story.
WHAT I LEARNED!
Trust in God is an essential part of navigating my life.
God wants what is best for me, and I need to allow Him to work in my life without my help. – That does not mean that I sit back and do nothing, I must do my part, but I need to allow God to take the lead.
I am blessed
I am experiencing many people offering to help me with anything I need
Many prayed for me
I have friends willing to take me to the hospital, pick me up and stay with me overnight.
Finally, a funny story! When the pre-op nurse called to give me the time for surgery, he asked who was picking me up, and I said, “Connie.” He then asked if she was staying with me overnight. I said, “No, Bonnie was staying with me.” He responded, “You just said that Connie was not staying with you.” I again stated that “Bonnie was staying with me.” The response was, “Maybe you don’t understand the question.” I responded with, “It is Bonnie with a B” He laughed and said, “You mean you have a Connie and a Bonnie tag-teaming you?”
I have great surgeons that did the surgery. Before the surgery, they answered all my questions and genuinely cared about me.
I have a family that cares.
I even have a Facebook account, and I did post things both before and after surgery and received encouragement from others.
I could go on all day about the many blessings I have received.
In conclusion, I successfully went through surgery and am recovering well. However, my life would have been easier if I had trusted God initially. I am blessed.
Thank you to all my readers that sent prayers and good thoughts as I navigated this road.
So, if you've decided to live the good life, here are some easy steps on how to receive God's blessings:
1. Render service to God.
2. Meditate on the word of God.
3. Have Faith.
4. Repent and forsake your sins.
5. Be obedient to God.
6. Do not be a slave to sin.
I encourage you today to start trusting and recognize your blessings.