Tuesday, February 04, 2014

'In whom I trust'

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
I've been injured. First, nagging pain in the upper part of my left calf. That subsided. A few days later came serious swelling and pain above my left knee. At this writing, I'm wearing a splint designed to immobilize my left knee, with crutches leaning nearby and an ice bag on my knee.

Also as of this writing, I don't have a precise diagnosis. However, when offices open, I plan to call for the earliest possible appointment with a specialist.

What will happen? I don't know.

For someone like me, that's annoying. As a longtime runner, I can't run at the moment, which bothers me intensely. Even routine tasks around the house are difficult and slow.

Thus the verse above - "...my God, in whom I trust."

What should I do while I wait to know what's wrong with my knee, while I wait to know about the future of my running, while I wait... ?

Remember that verse in Psalm - "...my God, in whom I trust."

I might know more before this is posted - that is my intention. I'm writing this to pledge that I will trust in God no matter what, before I know the outcome. That's not necessarily easy. It's much easier to trust my own judgment. I pledge to trust in God no matter what is before me.

God is present for you, too, to place yourself in his trust.


Linda said...

I hope and pray your leg is doing better soon.

Jeff Porter said...

Thanks, Linda! It was not serious after all, and a doctor drained the knee with a needle and syringe (sounds painful, but didn't hurt). It is recovering still but much better.