Tuesday, April 08, 2014

An update one week out

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

This is my week anniversary of surgery, and while I can tell my knee problem was fixed, it's still sore and swollen. In other words, fairly normal recovery.

Now, it's a matter of patience. I am not patient person in many ways. I want instant relief, instant fix, instant recovery.

Of course, the world seldom operates that way. Instead, we wait for relief, we sit and try to fill our time for fixes, we spent hours, days, weeks, months and more for recovery. But Paul gave some great advice to his fellow believers in Rome.

We don't always have control - indeed, we seldom have control - over time and recovery. Certainly, there are often - not always, but often - ways to smooth our path for recovery. There are many, many well-trained health professionals who can help. And in many instances, using patience will bring about more lasting recuperation.

So in my recovery, I do pray that I can be joyful in hope, patient in my affliction, and faithful to pray.


Madalyn Oconnell said...

Patience is a great thing to pray for when you are recovering from something. I think that is what I needed more of. And it was not just about patience with myself and my body. It was patience with others that I really struggled with. I think the pain killers also put me in a bad mood for a while.

Madalyn Oconnell @ Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver

Agnes Lawson said...

I am so very glad to read that you have not lost your faith in such trying times. You are truly a strong young man for being able to bear such adversity with such dignity and courage. The Lord works to take care of all of his children and we are of no exception.

Agnes Lawson @ Pain Relief Experts