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Grateful For His Will & Timing~

Psalm 115:15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.

So, my husband had surgery on his eyes. It was a rather common and routine procedure for his cataracts. Which, incidentally, isn’t just limited to elderly eyes any longer. A friend’s son who is thirty-five just got his done. And a neighbor of mine, only forty-one just got his done. Anyhow back to my story.

My husband’s right eye was really bad. The next day after surgery when the patch came off.  He saw pretty clearly. Everything went exceedingly well.  After two weeks his left eye was scheduled and so it was done. However, the next day when the patch was removed, it wasn’t quite as successful as the first one. He barely saw the chart. In fact, hardly at all.

A corneal abrasion was sustained and occurred from the procedure itself. Although very rare it can happen, and it did. My husband was in a very rare category where this can occur. Oh well.

After one week of keeping the eye taped shut and patched and giving necessary eye drops and antibiotic ointment.  We prayed for it to be fully healed and we would accept God’s will for any improvement moving forward. We prayed for the best outcome before going into the office, and no matter what God was going to get all the praise and glory.

Well, when the patch came off, he had a significant improvement in the tear. It was about 60% improved!  We were overjoyed and satisfied and have no doubt it will continue to improve as the days wear on. Thank you, LORD!

Psalm 115:18 But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.

A couple of friends that called with wanting a status update were like, “oh, so your prayers weren’t answered.”  But of course, in essence they were. He improved and didn’t worsen. It’s clearing up. Plus, God’s will be done and all according to His plan and His timing. I explained this to the nay-sayers but it hardly penetrated. Those who didn’t understand weren’t going to be swayed by my unwavering love for the LORD. They were convinced on their own “scales of life” that my prayers were not answered, period the end.

I have implored friends and family members to not let circumstances distress them. Rather, trust and look for the will of God in their life to be revealed in and through those circumstances.

Romans 12:2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

But for me and my husband we know that we’re blessed.  There is no measuring the degrees in which the LORD can bless and does bless us. We just know that He does.

We are of the thinking that the “glass is half-full” and that it isn’t cloudy, but partly sunny!  In other words, we are grateful no matter what. The fact that the LORD takes time to bring us through any avenue of trouble is amazing to me overall.

No matter how big or how small. He is with me all the time. I know I’m never alone. And His Presence is what gives me the strength and veracity to overcome. Without Him I am nothing nor could I ever do anything without Him.  He continues to bless those who believe and have trust and faith.

We are feeling blessed and will continue to be grateful for all of God’s provisions no matter what, no matter where, no matter how.

Being a Christian is trusting in Him no matter what. Waiting for Him to guide us and show us our path.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 

When we put trusting Him into practice and truly realize His Omnipotence, and how much He loves us, we will be grateful for all of His blessings no matter how big or small.

Are you grateful for your blessings no matter how big or small? Have you had a prayer answered that wasn’t fully what you expected?  If so, how did you react?  Do you trust in Him fully? Do you know that God has a plan and purpose for your life? Are you aware that everything is according to His timing and not ours?

“My Dear Precious Father, may I always trust You completely and realize that in the midst of all the events of this day and always, You are working out Your will for my life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

About C D SWANSON

C D SWANSON is an Author of 22 plus books, freelance writer, contributor to various websites, including The Bottom Line Ministries/Faith News. She's an active member of Faithwriters- and has her online website/ministry for over 15 years. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare Industry, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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