A year ago I was in a hospital bed, recovering from a liver resection. The doctors were not sure that I would survive the surgery and even if I did they were uncertain whether the surgery would be successful. One year later I am still here to celebrate life–and I am ever grateful for each extra moment. Tonight my friends are throwing me an amazing birthday party that will be so much fun. I am looking forward to it.
A year ago last summer I was visiting a friend on the West Coast. I had just started my chemo and was feeling relatively well. She gave me a book entitled, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young. Today ‘s message is this:
If you learn to trust Me– really trust Me — with your whole being, then nothing can separate you from My Peace. Everything you endure can be put to good use by allowing it to train you in trusting Me… Do not fear what this day, or any day, may bring your way. Concentrate on trusting Me and on doing what needs to be done. Relax in My sovereignty, remembering that I go before you, as well as with you, into each day. Fear no evil, for I can bring good out of every situation you will ever encounter.
The meditation, longer than this, touched me deeply. It was a wonderful way to wake up and be reminded that God is with me this day and every single day. I have nothing to fear. Here is to life. To God be the glory!
Do you believe that God is with you in every situation you will ever encounter?
How much do you trust God when things do not go as you planned?
Creator God, I thank you for the gift of my life, the continued joys of all that come my way, and the peace that you plant in my heart. I am ever grateful that You are with me through it all! Amen.