This is my first day “off of the couch.” The surgeon grounded me for 2 weeks, after removing my fist-sized gall bladder, full of bile, infection, and over 20 stones. I admit; I didn’t care to leave the couch or get dressed! He said it had been sick a decade or more. He expected to find gangrene, but found calcium forming around the outside of it instead.

I didn’t understand the verse God gave me March 1st until after I was home from the hospital. God was trying to prepare me for the surgery.

I didn’t read my Bible in the hospital because I was coping with the pain and working hard to get released. When I got home, I wrote about that verse he gave me the day I went to the ER.

I started reading the chapters for those days and saw where there was 1 verse that applied to the events of that day. Then I switched to reading the current chapters and saw my assignment for each day as I walked through the recovery process.

I had nothing but God’s Word and His Promises; and it was enough. He took care of me.

1 Kings 8:9, “Nothing was in the Ark except the two stone tablets that Moses had placed in it at Mount Sinai, where the Lord made a covenant with the people of Israel when they left the land of Egypt.” NLT

His word will stand and God keeps his promises.

I will share what I wrote during these last two weeks, one day at a time, and will title them by their date.

Dear Father God,

Thank you for your word. You promised never to leave me and you never did. Even before they rolled me away to operate, you gave me a song to sing and I never feared dying. I will continue to rely on you over the next month until the surgeon gives me my final release. Thank you for the loving family and church family that provided prayers, food, gifts, cards, texts, calls, and encouragement. Thank you for a husband that was willing to wait on me hand and foot.

In Jesus Name,


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