I hope that you had a great weekend and I hope that tomorrow when you wake up you are able to say, “This is a good day.” I have found that some days those words roll easily off of the tongue and yet other days, those words can be difficult to imagine much less say. On such days, I am reminded of what Paul said in Philippians 4:12 – 13.
Philippians 4:12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Paul acknowledged that not every day and every season of our lives are easy. Yet, even in the midst of difficult days, tough times and seasons of sorrow, we can still make it through. We can make it through because Christ, our Savior will strengthen us. He who promised to “never leave us nor forsake us” will be with us in the good times and the bad. He truly is an “ever present help in the times of trouble.” Christ is ready to strengthen us, comfort us, provide for us and help us to say, “This is a good day.”
HI. I was drawn to your blog because I am facing L4L5 fusion surgery. I am extremely anxious about it. Not so much the surgery but the recovery. I am 67 yrs old female and retired. I have a wonderfully supportive husband and children and grandchildren that I adore. We split our time between Texas and Kansas spending a few weeks one place and a few weeks the other. Will I be able to travel by call after the surgery. And what can expect my pain level to be. I had a mylogram last week and experienced several days of panic attacks and pain.
I was able to drive a couple weeks after I got home as I was not on real heavy medication. My pain was not bad after the first two weeks. There were some nights about two months out as the nerves began to heal and wake up. But it was not unbearable.
I will keep you in my prayers. Please let me know how it goes.