Trusting God

Posted: 2011 08 16 by Paul S in Biblical manhood

I’m 31 years old and I can’t remember ever having a major surgery. I never had my tonsils or appendix removed. I never had anything else cause me to have to go under anesthesia, but today I am. As you read this, I’m probably getting cut on. You may remember a few months ago, when Jim Foreman guest posted with us, a post about lypomas. Well I’m having a huge number of them removed today. I’ll get back to that in a minute.

Going under the knife sucks. I was up until about 2 in the morning worrying for no reason. I know that this is a fairly minor surgery, but I still worry. What I need to do is set aside my worry. God has a plan for me. If God wants something to happen to me, then he will make sure it happens. If God wants me to stay safe, he will keep me safe. So here I am, asking for prayers, and praying myself, but I want to pray that God’s will and my own line up on this one. I’m trusting in Him for this.

What things do you have to trust God in? It often feels like a one way deal, but He’s there as well, trust Him on that.

Off I go to the sterile environment with Him by my side.


Until the Whole World Knows,


Update: The surgery has been rescheduled for 9/9

  1. Bob Balkcom says:

    Just when we think we trust God…we’re challenged, aren’t we?
    I think that’s a good thing. We’re to trust Him in ALL things – not some, not when I’m done worrying over it, not when it’s easy…. It’s good because in learning to trust Him – He can use us, mold us.

    I am challenged by the same thing. I think we all are at times.

    The most overlooked, often, thing you said is the seemingly “little”
    things we say. You said “I’m trusting in Him for this” – powerful! I know
    you’re uncertain when you say it – scared, even. But you said it. You
    stated what you believe. Good going.

    I’m praying for you, Paul. That it’ll all be fine – that healing will come…that you’ll trust
    Him in and for this.


    • Paul S says:

      Thank you, Bob! My mom just called and told me that one of her coworkers is going to be the anesthetist. Helps me feel better that God gave us someone who knows my family to be involved.

  2. Jim F. says:

    Funny thing is having Lypomas removed was the first surgery I ever had.

    I have had many different things with trust God and right now it is a housing issue that has lasted over a year and it is a really tested my trust but I know he is faithful and will come through.

    Praying you heal quickly from the surgery – for me it was not bad at all.

  3. I have had a number of lypomas for quite a few years. The doctors are not concerned about them, so I guess I’ll take that as a blessing from God. Will be praying that all goes well with your surgery.

    God bless you.


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