In an email to a friend I wrote about the trouble I have had with my hip: “Pain is hard. It sucker punches you when you don't expect it. I am still learning how to deal with weakness and not being able to do EVERYTHING. That verse you shared in Proverbs(see below) is actually one of my very favorites.
I often feel like I have gotten off the path of what God wants and that is so reassuring that he is directing my path. You are right about the burden--he is so much better at carrying it than I am. I just need to remember that. My prayer is that I remember that he formed my hip this way. He knew that I would walk(limp) this road and he's not shocked, scared or unprepared.
He has a plan & I just need to acknowledge him in ALL my ways. Not just the easy ways, ALL of them.”
A week ago I sent out a plea for prayers as I was to go get a cortisone shot in my hip joint on Friday. To say the least I was a bit low and scared and hurting. I don’t want an bum hip. It is NOT fun. I don’t WANT to have surgery to replace my hip joint. So I was asking for prayers for a successful shot.
And oh the loving emails and phone calls that I received. It just made me go week with tears as I felt the love pour out.
The power of love and prayers has proven itself by the peace I feel even as I still have pain in my hip. This shot may or may not work but I am so grateful to the prayers of loved ones on my behalf, so grateful that God has given me a few days without as much anxiety about what will happen. I don’t know what tomorrow holds but HE does and all I need to do is not lean on myself but on Him.