Wow! A lot has happened since my last post! An impeachment, a pandemic, wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, oh my! It does appear that we are in the times that Jesus spoke about in Matthew chapter 24 (and in Mark 13 and Luke 21). That is why we need to trust in God and trust God. Life is so unpredictable. It only takes a second for a person’s world to be turned upside down.
This brings me to my story. It begins August of 2015. We had just returned from a cruise. My husband (Frank) had an appointment to see a doctor about his toes, which he had had ingrown toenails removed prior to our cruise. When the doctor saw his right foot, he sent him to the hospital because he saw (and smelled) that his toes had become infected. Long story short, the decision was made to amputate his toes because they had become gangrenous (I will discuss this decision at another time).
After my husband’s toes were amputated, his body filled with fluid. The doctors said that his kidneys were failing and that his liver was failing. As I prayed over him, these are the words that I felt that God was telling me – to trust Him and it’s not what I see. Just because I wasn’t seeing any change didn’t mean that God wasn’t working on keeping Frank from getting any worse. During that time, his liver and kidney never failed. The doctors thought that he might have to go on dialysis, but he never did. My husband ended up having several surgeries and procedures after that and God kept him through them all. I had to learn how to trust God, regardless of how things appeared to be.
Trust God with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding – Proverbs 3:5
We live by what we believe, not by what we can see – 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NCV)
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. – Hebrews 11-1