Trust in God for Everything!

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 2 Samuel 22:31

A few years ago, I had to have surgery that kept me home from work for several weeks.

I was absolutely terrified of being put under with anesthesia for the procedure but I was left with no choice. I had to have the operation.

All the nurses, doctors and staff assured me that everything would be fine and that the doctor had done this type of surgery many times. 

I was so scared that I would never wake up from the anesthesia and worried about who would take care of my family. I felt so helpless.

God had shown me time and time again that I could trust Him for everything in my life. But I was conscious through all that He brought me through and this time I would be out cold!

This was trust at a new level for me and I wasn’t handling it well. My husband was definitely a great encouragement and support for me during this time. I remember him saying more than once, “Just trust the Lord.”

Four words with great meaning and power. I could trust the Lord even through unconsciousness.

Yes I was afraid, but His Word says I can still trust Him:

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. Psalm 56:3

Trust became such a focus as I had to trust in a few things:

I had to trust that everyone involved in this surgery knew what they were doing.

I had to trust that my husband and children were going to be OK while I was in the hospital.

I had to trust that my coworkers could efficiently do my job while I was gone.

But most of all, I had to trust that God would get me through this. And if I died during the procedure, I had the assurance that heaven would be my new home!

In the end, God gave me the peace and assurance I was seeking for just as He said He would:

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3

Thankfully, the surgery was a success and I certainly praise God for that!

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