God is in the moments of our lives, the needs, the concerns and also our joys. He will care for each one who turns to him. For a couple of years, Lloyd and I have been praying almost daily that God would bring healing to my knees (osteoarthritis). We asked him to work either a miracle healing or to work through doctors and to set a time for surgery if that was his way of working. When May 4 th was finally given as a date for surgery, we felt God had chosen the timing. I began a new regimen of exercises and walking and riding the stationary bike in preparation. We went shopping for the equipment I would need: the anti-embolic stockings, the slider board for exercise, the walker, the raised toilet seat and special chair for showers and my unique cane. (This cane has been admired by doctors and physio-therapists and others. It has the broad base so the cane stands alone and it even has a little light in the handle.)
I went to the information sessions offered, the pre-op meeting and arrived at the hospital on the morning of the fourth. I was not worried: God had chosen the date and the manner of healing and I knew he was in control. I went into the operating room in peace. On the second night in the hospital while I was resting, I sensed God’s presence as though he touched me; he touched my spirit. I felt a wonderful peace and slept well. When I returned home, I tired easily and went to bed sometimes quite early (I still do). One night as I rested, I heard him say, “Be still and know that I am God.” He knows how long healing will take. He knows when I will be ready for a shopping weekend with Vicki and Dave and Lloyd and he knows when I will be ready for the mission field again
I am so thankful for God’s word which promises, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.” Psalm 55:22.