Yesterday, I had my follow up appointment with the surgeon and he said I shouldn’t have continuing pain. I may be bleeding inside where he did the work because that would cause inflammation and pain. But he doubts that because I haven’t had fever and chills, which usually accompany that.

Or there is a re-occurrence of the bulge, which happens in 5% of surgeries. As a result, he has ordered another MRI which of course has to be okeyed by insurance. Don’t know when that will happen.

I’ve been mulling over the meaning of all that’s going on….why the pain journey continues and why the surgery may have not been effective, or there is a re-occurrence of the bulge. Have I disobeyed in some way? Have I not got the message or learned the lesson? Did I hear correctly that the Lord won’t heal me through surgery? Am I not listening in some way? Etc

Thank you Lord that I don’t need to be fearful or fretting. You are in charge and You will accomplish all you desire for me…and all of us. Even in this I don’t need to be anxious for anything (Philippians 4:6-7).

I Thessalonians 5:24 promises, “Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.”

And Psalm 138:8 promises, “The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.”

I rest in that.