This week it has been two years since my back surgery. My back is feeling very good. Yesterday I went to a local recreation center and played full court basketball for 2.5 hours with guys who ranged from 16 to 19 years old. Considering I am 30 years older than most of the guys on the court I think things went very well. I was running the fast break the whole two hours and I was on a team that held the court for an hour and a half. My legs felt good and today I am able to walk upright. The surgery was a very good decision for me and the Lord blessed me with a very good outcome.
On this blog that I started following the back surgery I have learned of some who have faced some very difficult times and not had similar success stories with their surgeries. I have learned of others who have had wonderful results. While I am aware that everyone’s situation is different and that not everyone has a similar story in regard to their recovery, I know that one thing is always constant. If you place your faith in Him, God always has your back. The Apostle Paul spoke of a burden that he carried in 2 Corinthians chapter 12. He referred to it as a “thorn in the flesh.” Paul said in 2 Corinthians 12:8 – 9
2 Cor 12:8 Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. 9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
Perhaps your story is different than mine. Perhaps you have a thorn in the flesh and you have seen some doctors and your results have varied. I pray that you will have relief. I pray that you will be healed. But over and above that I pray that you will know that if you place your faith in the Lord, HIS GRACE WILL BE SUFFICIENT FOR YOU! He will sustain you. He will keep you. He will comfort you. He will hold you until the time that relief comes. Place your faith in Him and know that His grace is sufficient for you.