Friday, July 10, 2015
Hope- Five Minute Friday
Ok, I need to preface this by saying it took me a little longer than five minutes to write out what came to mind for "hope", this week's prompt, but I know it is a testimony of God's grace and faithfulness worth sharing. Although this is a personal experience from almost ten years ago, I often reflect upon it to remind myself how blessed I have been.
He couldn't guarantee me anything. All I knew is he was an excellent surgeon and highly recommended by my friend, but I still thought of backing out. For months I had tried diet changes, acupuncture, and anything else homeopathic to shrink the fibroid that was the size of a six month pregnancy. Nothing worked. So I agreed to have a myomectomy. I would wait until summer vacation, but I would do it. Until the "what if's" began to whisper louder and louder. I began to make a plan to call the doctor and tell him, "No, I just can't do it.", but then as I finished brushing my teeth I heard another saying, "We are not of those who shrink back." No time to look up the verse in Hebrews, so I grabbed my coat and bag and headed off to work.
The next morning I picked up "Grace for the Moment," by Max Lucado to read the devotion for the day. It was the same exact verse from the morning before.
Hebrews 10:39-11:1 "But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."
I hoped for a successful surgery that removed only my fibroid and a great recovery. God had promised what I hoped for would be and He delivered. Even my surgeon was taken aback at how well all went.
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