Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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Over the last couple of days, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) I've been writing about examining oursleves. 

The type of examination discussed, was from a Biblical standpoint. 

Today, I'll be discussing my own examination.  But, from a human perspective and not a spiritual one.

A few days ago, I noticed that the area located to the right of my incision, that is swollen and painful has changed somewhat.

The swelling is still there.  However, before it was rather hard in texture.  It seemed to be softening.

At first I thought I was imagining this, but it turned out, I wasn't.  I also realized that as the softening was happening, I had less pain.  For this, I was thankful!  Thank You, Lord!

Then, I noticed something different happening.

Similar to what happened to me close to 30 years ago, I noticed swelling and pain, in another area.  Hmmm... at first, I hoped I was wrong.  It turned out, I wasn't.

Yesterday, the lump had definitely swollen.  And, grew more and more painful last evening.

This morning, I called my surgeon's office.  It was shocking to actually get through to the receptionist on my first try!

When I explained my new development, I was told that if I need to go to the emergency room (ER) at the hospital, I should do so.  Why?  Because my surgeon/doctor is away and won't return until March 18th.

And, my appointment is for March 26th.


It never seems to fail that things don't always work out the way we want them to.  But then, God never promised us that they would.

He promised us He'd be there for us, always.  He promised us that He alone knows the plans He has for us.  And, He promised us many other things.

One verse that struck me as I reflected upon my situation, was Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

How grateful I am for God, and His Word.  Thank You, Lord... for providing inspiration to us, in our time of need.

Yes, all things do work together for good.  Even if they aren't good, in and of themselves.  God has the ability and does work these things for good, in some way.  Either in our lives, or in the lives of others. 

Maybe even just for those who need inspiration.  Like me, today.

I realize that God will work out this new development in my physical condition.  After all, I am one of the called, according to His purpose!

As His child, I trust Him that this is in fact a way of my body dealing with healing.  Even if it is in a way, that wouldn't normally be seen as such.

However, I will ask you to pray for me.  In my heart, I do not wish to go to the ER.  Even if I am suffering with swelling and pain.

Possibly, what will happen there will be similar to what happened years ago.  I may need surgery.

If this is the case, I would prefer to utilize my existing surgeon and not have to bring into the current situation, another surgeon/doctor.

Ultimately, I do not have control over this.  God does.  And, I'm trusting Him.

So, I thank Him, for loving me, and for caring for me.  And, I thank Him... for you, who are praying for me.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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