Wow! what a day. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
My foot surgery was canceled today and rescheduled for tomorrow causing me to rethink my day. I decided to get a badly needed hair touch up (hahaha) knowing I wouldn’t be able to make my Tuesday appointment due to the change of events. As I was leaving the salon my doctors office called informing me the doctor had the flu plus an ear infection. Someone once said, “If you can’t be thankful for what you receive, be thankful for what you escape.”
My surgery was being postpone till Tuesday 🙁 I asked if the doctor was doing surgery on Monday as it would work best since my wonderful in-laws drove in 2/26 to help me get my footing. The doctor had a 4 hour surgery scheduled for Monday and couldn’t do another. So my time was set up for Tuesday afternoon. Two hours later they call again saying the Monday appointment canceled so they would be moving me to Monday. Needless to say today has been a roller coaster ride of fluctuating emotions with me trying to stay positive and know all things work together for good.
Some things I can be thankful for. 1) Jon returns home tomorrow at 8pm allowing us to enjoy the weekend together 😉 with my in laws. 2) I have had plenty of opportunities today to pray, practice patiences, trust, extend compassion for my doctor and his office staff, as well as being grateful for all things. 3) There are a few events I can attend this weekend. 4) Jon will be with me on Monday when I have my surgery. 5) My in laws are here. 6) I am able to learning how to use the crutches; 7) more time do read, relax, and do misc. plus 8) I was able to plant these beautiful terrariums which makes me happy.
I like what T.D. Jakes said, “That thing that is NOT coming to you may seem good. But either the timing is wrong, or from His position He can see that the future of it is bleak. I have always believed that people who thank God only for delivering them from what happened are just scraping the surface of praise. The real praise comes when you start thanking Him for what could have happened but didn’t because of His swift grace!
I am humbled and thank you Lord for knowing what is best for me and when.