Sarah's big surgery day is tomorrow. We will arrive at 6:30 (I wasn't even completely aware that people were actually functioning that early in the morning, but I guess they do) and the surgery begins at 7:30.
God loves to teach us things, and it is one of my favorite things about Him. Going through a trial forces us to have faith or else be swallowed up in misery. I choose to have faith. I've been thinking a lot about that lately. I certainly have had trials in my life when I just did not feel able to trust God much at all. But I do know that as I have gone through a number of hard times in my life, the older I get the easier it is to trust Him because I have seen Him come through for me every time. Not always right away of course, or at least not when I thought He should, but always in time before I completely lost it. The Bible is full of examples of His people experiencing trials. He never tells us we will not experience them. But, oh how sweet it is when we take Him at His Word that we can trust Him!
So, lately He has been teaching me to take my faith to the next level. We are trusting Him with our daughter's life. We are trusting Him with her eyesight. We are trusting Him to guide mere human beings' hands as we wait helplessly on the sidelines. And as I learn to trust once again, I have this old song running through my head...
"Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word.
Just to rest upon His promise.
Just to know, "Thus saith the Lord."
He is so good, isn't He? Oh, how I love my precious Jesus.