We didn’t make it to church yesterday.
We spent most of it in the ER.
My husband had surgery last Tuesday, and unfortunately, we began to notice the vein for his IV site was hardening and sore. A call to his surgeon sent us to the ER yesterday morning.
God blessed us with an amazing ER physician, not to mention the attentive staff of nurses, lab technicians, and pharmacist.
Following an ultrasound and blood work, the ER physician diagnosed with a clot in that vein. With a history of another clot 20 years ago, the doctor called for additional tests to see if perhaps Bob is predisposed genetically to random clots. We’re still waiting on those results.
Bottom line, God saved His life with the good and compassionate care of our new friends and yes, heroes in the ER!
But as all this happened around me, emotions ran rampant–concern, anger this happened following a simple surgery, worry, fear, anxiety–all the things we feel when a loved one is at risk.
This verse of Scripture (Matthew 28:20) came to mind, and a calmness surrounded me. I needed to be assured and at ease for my husband’s sake. Concern and fear shown through his eyes, and I wanted to reassure him that things would be OK. These words were what I needed to do that.
I know God is always with us, but sometimes our emotions overpower our knowledge and good sense.
A message from the ER and me to you today with thanksgiving in my heart.
What about you? Do you always remember God is with you always? Or do you have moments when it seems that you are alone?