June 13

Written by Bill Grandi on June 13th, 2022

As I write this today, I am keenly aware of what tomorrow will bring. Well, at least on the surface. As I understand it, tomorrow’s surgery will require drilling through 3 vertebrae to free up space for the nerves. (Simplified version). Like any surgery, things can go awry.

But I’m at peace.

I trust my doctor, who I found out during my consult is a Christ-follower. More: I trust the One who will guide His hands.

As I saw down to read for my Encounter Time this morning, God lead me to Psalm 31 due to reading something which piqued my interest. I decided to read the whole psalm. I’ve read it before-countless times-even underlined verses, but I paid closer attention this time. This chapter is filled with good stuff. Before I highlight a few things, please take a moment to read the chapter.

Okay…here are a couple of nuggets:

  • David is in distress. I think verse 1 shows that.
  • In his distress, David knows where to go, Whom to trust. (Verses 1c-5). I particularly like verse 5. Sounds strangely like words Someone else used (on a cross).
  • David trusted in God’s faithfulness. He knew he was weak. He even says he was in misery and had troubles (verse 7), but God set Him in a large place (v.8b). That sounds like a somewhat strange idea, but I take that to mean God took him out of the vice or squeeze he was in.
  • David trusted and knew who controlled His life (verses 14-15). His times were in God’s hands.
  • His last words in verse 24 are words worth remembering: “Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.”

Good words for me, for you. We all go through times of doubt, fear, hesitancy, uncertainty, and (fill-in-the-blank). But God can be trusted through the those times. I choose that truth to rely on.

“Father, You are all you said You are. I know my times are in Your hands. I trust You to be in the operating room, to be with the doctor and nurses, and with me.”

I’m not really sure what the surgery will bring so I can’t say I will be back here tomorrow…or even when. I don’t anticipate any setbacks but I’m not in control of that. I do know I would appreciate your prayers and will try to keep you posted.


10 Comments so far ↓

  1. ABSOLUTELY, Bill, you can count on our prayers! God bless you, as He always does! Will be excited when you’re back!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thank you Diane. And thanks again for the personal note. I am sure God is not finished with me yet. 🙂

  2. Glynn says:

    Praying that all will go well, Bill.

  3. Ryan S. says:

    Good scripture to digest this morning… David’s raw emotion and concern, but knowing God is in control and will and has delivered him. I am praying for you and that the surgery goes very well. I pray that any symptoms you currently have will be remedied and that your recovery is fast and painless. That said, take the advice of your doctors and ease back in.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks Ryan. I believe God specifically “led” me to that Scripture…for myself and possibly even for you two.

  4. Know you will be in my prayers, Bill. Yes, like you, I believe you are securely in God’s healing hands!
    I’m sorry that I didn’t get to your sermon yesterday, but I’m going to look it up today.
    Blessings, my friend!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      it is important that you pray for me Martha. I also Virginia is coming so enjoy your time with her!

  5. Ed says:

    We can always count on David for some good words! Praying everything goes as planned tomorrow!