David has another surgery this summer. Double Inguinal Hernias with mesh! After all the stuff with his colon cancer: hospital stays and unexpected procedures the last two years, we can’t believe another thing is left to go through.
There is something to knowing and believing your father will take care of you. My dad has always been a good provider and I’ve never questioned if He would supply any need I had. I think this is why I’ve never doubted God would also … yet never felt so hurt when He didn’t. Sometimes His timing has seemed off to me and I’ve cried, until I realized He always has a reason in His delay.
There’s a children’s song we sung at Awana’s, “My God is so big, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God can not do for you.” Yet, who can know the mind of God, except the Spirit of God. And how can we ever assume or predict precisely what’s up His sleeve? Peace comes with contentment. When we trust to stay put, let it all go, and fall back into His everlasting arms.
Finally getting David’s business running well again, paying off medical bills, and our oldest daughter graduating high school. Another surgery, more medical bills now? It’s so hard to rest, hard to wait, hard to trust once again. Yet I have assurance He is working on our behalf and for our good.
I know that – He will, He will, He will– somehow. Had we not walked through the fire and the flood already, and had I not felt His hands hold me again and again, I may not grasp this amazing blessed assurance with all my heart.
“Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted!” Matthew 5:4
No matter the mourning, I can not be depressed, for I am too comforted and know in my soul He is working for our good.