God’s Timing

The past six months have been a time where I have really sought God in a different way then I ever have. When I found out the news that I was going to have to have this surgery it led to a whole lot of questions. I am sure for those of you who know me well you know that of course I would have some questions for God. Then as I tried to process things again God’s timing changed and we put surgery on hold which allowed me to focus on getting healthy! As I was plugging along thinking surgery would be something in 2015 I get that call from the doctor that says ummm we need to do surgery in the next three months the sooner the better. The reason being because test results came back abnormal and of course no one likes the word abnormal! Once my brain was able to think I realized after talking to some people why not do it now and be able to have time to recuperate. ¬†Again God’s Timing…..as I knew that I was going to have a South African Christmas I did not think it would be recuperating from surgery….I thought I would be working on a tan and missing snow! I have been spending a lot of time talking to God and so thankful for His patience with me. I am thankful for His Word that brings comfort that just can’t be described. Right now I am clinging to Psalm 121 which God shared with me Sunday at church and it says, ” I lift my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip-he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you-the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm-he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”

Also most everyone knows how much I enjoy listening to Chris Tomlin and he has a song called “Sovereign” and I have to say that is my heart’s cry during this time and knowing that God’s Timing is everything and He knows the plans He has for me……..HE IS SOVERIGN!

Here is how you can pray:
1. Pray for the surgery that will be happening on Friday morning 7:30am Cape Town time (11:30pm CST in the USA)
2. Pray for my stay in the hospital that all would be well and I would rest and there would not be any complications
3. Pray for the recovery time the first week I am staying with dear friends as I begin to heal.
4. Pray for me as I have to be willing to ask for help, this can be a little hard but I know that during the next 4-6 weeks I am going to need help!!

The perfect timing of a sunset.

The perfect timing of a sunset.

One Response to “God’s Timing”

  1. George says:

    Minnie’s slot in the OR got bumped till tooorrmw because of some sort of problem with the patient scheduled before her.Please pray for Dr. J, that his current surgery goes well, and that his patient does well.[]

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