June 20

Written by Bill Grandi on June 20th, 2022

Surgery was a success so the doc says. It is 6 days in and in my mind the jury is still out. I know part of it is being a man. You know…I want healed yesterday. I want to feel better yesterday. I want to be able to ride my bike yesterday. But with him having to do more than he thought, this is to be expected.

Except in my mind.

I had visions of my last back surgery. The removal of a bone fragment on a nerve brought instant relief!! Maybe too instant in my mind. Not this time. It is going to take some time for my spine and legs to function normally.

That reminds me of today’s verse from Proverbs which I highlighted: “A man’s steps are ordained by the Lord; how then can a person understand his way?” (20:24 NASB20202)

Exactly! I have in my mind the way things ought to go or to be. God has something different in mind. The reality is that He will reveal His ways and His thoughts when it is His time. Not mine.

The lesson about my back is mine. The lesson from the Book and from the Father is God’s timing is right and true and will prevail. My steps are ordered by Him and I cannot know His way or timing.

“Father, help me to trust You. Help me know and trust that Your timing is always perfect.”


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Diane Ronzino says:

    So glad you are on the mend. It sounds like this was a more serious operation. May God grant you patience, Bill, to go through this healing process. You are being prayed for by many. I’ve learned – the hard – way the lesson you wrote about this morning. And He has come through better than I ever expected. He will for you, too. Allow yourself this time to rest and recuperate!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment Diane. It means a lot for you to take the time to say what you did. And I most certainly appreciate the prayers. I am, for the most part, allowing myself grace to heal.

  2. Ryan S says:

    I continue to pray for a speedy recovery, I would love to have the honor of riding with you on your first post-op ride. Use the time you have been given to recover wisely. I remember pulling my hamstring last year and it was frustrating as I was working so hard to get back in shape. Probably pushed myself too much and likely increased the recovery time. Thankful, God protected me from myself and allowed me to make a full recovery. Praying the same for you.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks Ryan. And I would love to have that honor with you of riding on my first post-op ride. But you may need to keep your distance from me so I don’t knock you 🙂 I know the doctor’s protocol is best for me. I have to listen.

  3. Ed says:

    Praying you heal fast so you can get back on your horse… Errr Bike.

    Anyways so glad that’s over and done with. I know how slow healing from surgery is!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks for your prayers Ed. While recovery is slower than I would like it will eventually happen.