Well, the day of my Deep Brain Stimulation procedure has finally come. As you read this, I’ll be in surgery. I’d like to share the comforting reminders the Lord has ever so gently whispered to me these past few days.
It was business as usual on Tuesday. Had my art lessons in the morning, which is always fun. In the afternoon I got to spend time with my loving Grandma Martha. After that, I started vacuuming and dust mopping the floors in my house, so my music blared through the house as I was focused on cleaning. I heard the songs “Take It to the Cross” and “God’s Been Good.”
As I was listening to the words to God’s Been Good, I began sobbing. (Wasn’t the first time I cried this week.) When I heard the second verse, the Lord gently reminded me of all the things He’s taken me through—how He has always taken care of me. The second verse says,
TIMES REPLAY AND I CAN SEE THAT I’VE CRIED SOME BITTER TEARS
BUT I FELT HIS ARMS AROUND ME, AS I FACED MY GREATEST FEARS
YOU SEE I’VE HAD MORE GAINS THAN LOSSES AND I’VE KNOWN MORE JOY THAN HURT
AS HIS GRACE ROLLED DOWN UPON ME UNDESERVED
Tuesday evening, I was home alone again (which I love), and I was listening to the chorus of Take It to the Cross Guess what happened? Yep, I started crying while I was singing, “No heartache is too great. No worry is too small. Love and mercy wait at the altar of His grace; take it to the cross.” At that moment, the Lord whispered in my ear, once again reminding me He has everything under control and He’ll be right by my side like He’s been in the past. So thankful the Lord is always right there when I need Him.
I can’t imagine what you’re facing right now. But I do know there’s a God who loves and cares for you no matter what situation you’re in at this moment. Our ever-present, ever-faithful God has everything in your life and my life under control.
“I am trusting as He guides me, ever faithful through His love.” —Ever Faithful Collingsworth Family song.
Psalm 62:5 “My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from Him.”
Thank you for your prayers. They are greatly appreciated!