Choosing Faith Each Day

Day 5: We Plan, Then We Wait For God’s Timing

My mom was scheduled for surgery yesterday. We were getting ready to drive to the hospital, when I received a text that the surgery would need to be rescheduled. I was not IMG_0988sure what to think. I looked out the window, and I saw a dove flutter by and land on the deck. I love doves. Whenever I am worried and stressed out, I see a dove. I am reminded that God is watching over me. God has the situation in his hands, so I do not need to worry. Usually I see plump doves, one or two depending on what I am worried about. This dove was different. I felt like God was telling me that he is watching over my mom. God has this situation in his hands. I do not need to worry. I don’t know what God is working on, but I know its good. Everything from the Lord is good.

This morning, we wait. The surgery is scheduled for noon.

We are all tired. Last night, my son broke out in hives. Somewhere, he touched something that caused a reaction. He is allergic to Potassium Dichromate and Black Rubber Mix, so he occasionally breaks out in hives, with swollen lips. I gave him medicine, and it should go away. My daughter woke up coughing, and I thought that I would have to take her to the doctor. My husband’s work is crazy busy. He worked from the hospital last night and has been up past midnight every night working. This morning, a few hours later, everyone is fine. God has this under control. We can still go up to the hospital today.

I feel God’s presence in my heart. Its like I am walking through my daily life, or maybe God is carrying me, because I feel calm and peaceful.

I prayed and opened the bible this morning to scripture verses about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Mary had come to Jesus and said Lord, if you were there my brother would not have died. People muttered in the background, that Jesus could have kept him alive, since Jesus also made blind people see again. Jesus goes to see Mary’s brother in the tomb. He had been there 4 days.

“Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

“Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”

Jesus commanded Mary’s brother, Lazarus, to come forth. And, indeed he did. Jesus raised him from the dead. Lazarus walked out of the tomb.

And some of them said, “Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?”

Lazarus Raised from the Dead
Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”

Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”

Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”
–John 11:37-44 (NKJV)

If we believe, we will see the glory of God. God, thank you for hearing my prayers. So many people are praying for my mom. Pastors. Priests. Friends. Family. Neighbors. Church members. God, I know that you hear every prayer. God, I know your will shall be done today. Whatever happens, God, it is your will. We will praise you, through every circumstance.

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