I’m praying for someone who has surgery tomorrow. It will be day surgery, but being put to sleep is always a matter of trust. I know. I have had two pacemakers put in, and that was a recovery time of 3 weeks once in place.
The Lord changes on the inside as we read the Word, and talk to Him. I asked an important question the other day. I don’t mean to blow the person apart when I ask this question. I was concerned, and moved to ask. I knew the answer, but wanted to see what would happen when I asked.
If you died tonight, would you go to heaven? Some people would walk away from this question in a moment. The two people I asked were immediately replying they would, and that it would be a wonderful experience. They are looking forward to heaven.
There are many people who are having surgery today, and tomorrow, and the days ahead. It has become a routine, scheduled thing, that families have to go through with their loved ones. I won’t be there when this happens to my person that I know who is going through it. Yet, it is like I am there. I am thinking about it when I waken, and when I am trying to fall asleep.
I believe in praying until there is peace from God over matters. I have been praying over many things. I know that God needs to do surgery on me at times. My peace leaves, and I worry about all kinds of things. He won’t move when the worry is in control. Yet, I know that He does move when we don’t know He is.
There was a woman who was quite a bit older who had herself scheduled for surgery the next day. My Ed came to see her in the hospital. She told him the stone was too big to pass. They were going to have to take it. She was in her nineties. We both prayed about her. The next day, Ed went to see her.
The bed was empty where she had been . He asked at the nurses station. This lady had gone home. There was no stone on the next day.
We deal with stones daily. Anger can be a huge stone that needs to be crushed. Demons seem huge, but when Christ comes on the scene they shrink and run away, or they bow to Him. Anger has to bow to God, also. There is a perfect place for it, but anger should not be a weapon that is used lightly.
God heals. He heals memories of hard times. He heals broken hearts. He loves us even when we don’t deserve His love. Our task is to receive the love of God by faith. It causes the hardness of heart, and the anger to go away, and in its place is the Presence of God, producing the healing balm. Like oil it comes on us from head to toe, inside and all around. God’s presence will crush the huge boulders in your spirit. Then the flow of the Holy Spirit is deeper, broader, and more than before, because the rocks are crushed, and washed away.