Jul 19

Does the Lord go before us? Absolutely!

Deuteronemy 31:8 and the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”

We know the Lord is always working in our lives, but many times we seem to forget or not notice that His hand is always upon us. Looking back, we see the Lord’s hand upon Jill and our family. What a blessing.

Once the doctor diagnosed the detaching retina, he told Jill to lay down and rest, until the surgery. He said gravity is an enemy of this situation, so lay down to minimize gravity and it’s effects on the detachment. Looking back, we see how the Lord protected Jill and her eye sight.

We normally walk in the evenings, Saturday we were planning on walking, but Jill’s ankle was bothering her (for no real reason), so we didn’t. Sunday, we were planning to go to Disneyland after church, for their 56th birthday, we ended up not going (us not going to Disneyland, unheard of). Monday, after making the initial appointment for 11am, the doctor called back and said come ASAP! Then the Retina Specialist was able to see us right away as well. After the diagnosis, normally the surgery would have been within 24hrs, but for some reason, he wanted the surgery done that night. He did not want to wait. When Jill went in to the surgery, the detachment had progressed to the point of her macular was close to becoming detached and probably loss of sight, permanently, was close. The doctors had not seen this rapid progressing detachment in the past, their decernment was only from the Lord. A few more hours, the situation would have been completely different.

Amazing how the Lord kept Jill off her feet Saturday and Sunday day and protected her Monday and Tuesday. Gave the doctors decernment in scheduling the surgery and made operating rooms available. The Lord also plans far in advance and gave me Tuesday off, over a week ago, to care for Jill after the surgery.

What an amazing blessing it is to watch the Lord’s hand at work. It all around us, we just need to open our eyes! Thank you Lord!

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.

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