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!