Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hope in the Deep

Yesterday I had to have a minor surgical procedure.  It was minor because it was out-patient.  It was minor because it wasn't labor intensive.  It was minor because it was pretty routine.  The outcome however, might be a totally different story.

Right now we're in the waiting room.  Waiting for the results.  Waiting for someone to tell us I'm completely fine or what I have to do next.  Those really are the only two options.  It's either over and done, or something is starting.  The odds are definitely in our favor but aren't guaranteed.  And so we wait.

The best case scenario is that it does turn out to be precautionary.  The decision wasn't an easy one to make, but when we made it, we agreed it was better to be safe than sorry.  But what if it turns out that it was a good thing we went through with it.  Then what?

Then we rely on what we know.....

We know that God is good.
We know that He will be with us every step of the way.
We know that regardless of any difficult moments, He can handle our questions, our doubts, our fears.
We know that as quickly as it starts, it might end.
We know that even if it's a long hard road to walk, that our strength will be renewed as we wait on Him.
We know that He isn't abandoning us, He isn't forsaking us, and His all sufficient grace will always be enough for us.
We know that ultimately, however difficult it is, He will be close to us because He is always close to the brokenhearted.
And we know that with each passing moment, our dependence on Him will increase, our faith will be multiplied, and our image will reflect His.

No matter what happens, we have a hope that does not disappoint, because He loves us and He won't let go.  And this same hope, the one that has seen us through tough times before, will see us through again.

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