I had spinal fusion surgery.
The surgery was successful, but the recovery was/is tough.
The doctor made an incision and inserted two metal rods, one on each side of my back. With the two metal rods in my back, I’ve lost most of my flexibility.
It’s hard for me to bend and I can’t run on a hard surface because the impact goes to my feet and travels up through my spine.
I remember one morning at 5:38 am, my chest had this sharp pain that remained constant throughout the day.
It felt like 24/7 heartburn.
Which made my everyday life physically that much harder.
Tasks like walking, standing, getting dressed and eating were no longer simple.
The pain came and went at random moments throughout the day. Over the years since the surgery, the pain comes in October and it stays longer and longer as the years continue to come.
I’ve been to several doctors and specialists and for the most part they can’t identify the issue.
Often God puts us through a test and like a student in a class, the test date is not decided by the student, but by the teacher.
I don’t come to you looking for pity, but I come to you as a humble believer in Christ.
We serve a God that will never turn his back on his people.
We serve a God that loves and cares about us.
We serve a God that shows mercy, when we don’t deserve it.
We serve the same God that was with Abraham, Moses, David and is here with you and me.
We serve a God that was the same thousands of years ago and the same today and in the future.
We serve a God that has no error, and the word perfection falls short to describe our God.
We serve a “big” God and knows every “little” detail about his favorite creation.
Last but not least we serve a God, that gave his son for you and me.
Jesus lived a perfect and sinless life. He is the greatest gift ever. Jesus had all the power in the world to stop the crucifixion, but he chose not to.
Instead he paid the debt that money can’t even pay. Three days later Jesus conquered the grave just like he conquered all the other phases of life.
What are you going through?
What or who are you running to when the times get tough?
You are never alone, what better friend to have than God?
Remember the God we serve and remember how is love never fails.
We are covered by the precious blood of Jesus.
“Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer” Romans 12:12 NKJV