God with Us

This post will be (fairly) brief – for ne, anyway! – as there was a lot of unexpected activity this evening that I’m still processing. However, I wanted to share a post here that hopefully reminds me and others about God’s care and concern for all of us – especially when our lives take an unexpected twist or turn.

Here’s what happened in a nutshell: I found myself in the emergency room needing three stitches on my left hand. Everything happened so quickly! Thankfully, I have no broken bones, but stitches were required to ensure that the injury healed properly.

So, here are the miracles that I’m able to recount with you about the evening:

  • Through God’s grace alone, I was able to drive myself to the emergency room with only one free hand. I simply prayed my way through it and God got me there safely.
  • There was hardly anybody at the ER! This was a miracle indeed. I was seen right away, and everyone across my path – nurses, doctors, x-ray technicians, etc. – were all incredibly kind and supportive.
  • Instead of commercials on the TV in the waiting room, there were Bible verses scrolling across the screen. I’ve never been in an ER like that – have you?
  • I’m grateful for a supportive mother who stopped what she was doing to join me at the hospital. I may be grown, but it’s nice to remember that I enjoy close ties with my loved ones, and that they are willing to drop whatever they are doing to provide support.
  • And while my trip to the emergency room certainly wasn’t cheap (another bill is on the way), I’m grateful for the health insurance that I have! I didn’t have to be admitted, and was discharged within an hour or so my arrival.
  • I figured that God had me there for a reason, so I made a point to connect with each medical staff person who came into my room and thank him or her for the service rendered to me. One staff member in particular seems to appreciate the gratitude that I expressed to her, in fact, she told me that “most of the time, people just yell at us.” How tragic! 😒 Sometimes, a simple thank you goes a long way.

God is faithful, and He is always with us when life – often unexpectedly! – takes a jagged downhill turn. However, I have hope today because I am still here. Things could’ve been much, much worse, and I am grateful that they weren’t. God’s not finished with me yet; in fact, His peace within me and presence beside me were so incredibly real this evening – even though I was (legitimately, in my opinion) distressed.

After all, as this verse indicates, the Lord is our Protector, our Shelter, and He never leaves us, indeed, He is always right by our side – especially when we are feeling scared. ✝️

26 thoughts on “God with Us

  1. Argh! Poor you! I’m delighted you had a good experience at the hospital, but sorry you had to go through that. Well done for handling the situation so well, although one-handed driving sounds a little precarious!

    I cannot imagine ever seeing Bible verses on the screens in a UK hospital.

    Hope you’re okay now. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, Steven! Things are better, but I’m a little challenged in the sleep department since the event. This, too, shall pass!

      Yes, the miracle of the Bible verses on the TV in the lobby still blows my mind away. πŸ™‚ God is in both the big and small things!

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    1. Yes, God gets all the glory here! It amazes me that God both goes before us to prepare the way in whatever we’re facing, AND He also simultaneously walks alongside us during our trial, chatting w/us all along the way. πŸ’›βœοΈ

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  2. I’m so thankful that He is and was there with you. Isn’t it amazing how He answers our prayers, sometimes in ways that we never thought possible? I hope your suture heals completely and fully. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Calista, and you are 100% right – the Lord’s answers to prayer often look wildly different from what I would expect, πŸ™‚

      Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! ✝️

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      1. I have seen the same thing in my life. I recently received free pizza when I prayed for money for groceries. Wildly different, indeed ☺️

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  3. I enjoyed this post. How wonderful are Gods work. I love your quote, “God is not finished with me, yet.” How those words hold value, while many miss its significants. Thanks for another amazing post. Feel better, I’m praying for your continued healing. Jeremiah 30:17

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    1. Actually, I was so numbed up from the anesthesia that I didn’t really feel it much. Thank you so much for your prayers. πŸ’›

      How are things with your dad? And how are your spirits these days?

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      1. Oh, that’s good. πŸ™‚

        Things are about the same. Wasn’t it you who mentioned once about salt therapy for asthma? He’s very interested in that and wants to try it, so we’ll see how that goes. πŸ™‚

        I’m well! Not 100% but well. πŸ™‚ One of my lilies opened yesterday (I wasn’t expecting it to open until June) so that definitely raised my spirits a bit. πŸ™‚ I’m constantly in awe of God’s creation, haha.

        And how are you? I hope your hand is much better. πŸ™‚

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      2. Yes, I did mention salt therapy/halotherapy for asthma! I was just getting treatment yesterday, and will go back today. Your dad may want to check in with his doctor about it first, though..

        Good news about the lily! πŸ˜€ Truly, God is in the small things. I hear you, though about not being 100% – I empathize! Some days (weeks, months?) are simply harder than others. Hang in there, my friend. πŸ’›

        My finger is getting a little better each day, although the numbness persists. Thanks for asking!

        Any new/updated prayer requests?

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      3. (Well, I remember typing out a response to this yesterday… WordPress must have eaten it. πŸ˜…)

        I’m glad that it helps you! πŸ˜€ That’s a good point.

        πŸ˜€ Yeah! I plan to post photos of it soon; next up are the Irises, haha. And I think my yellow lilies are going to bloom this weekend! Looks like I might flood the reader with flower photos over the next week…

        He truly is! πŸ™‚

        Yeah, sadly. Thank you, I shall! πŸ˜€ I’ve been having problems sleeping. It’s weird. Maybe after last night’s not sleeping until 2AM, I’ll be able to go to bed early tonight. πŸ™‚

        I hope that the numbness goes away soon! Although at the same time, I don’t want your finger to be throbbing, so I’m glad that it’s not hurting. πŸ™‚

        I guess for prayer requests, I’m trying to be disciplined and study the Bible more and study for my GED πŸ™‚ I’m easily distracted, haha. And it would be nice to sleep through the night. Thanks for asking! ❀

        What about you – do you have any prayer requests besides your hand? πŸ™‚

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      4. I will pray for your sleep and your studies. You strike me as being a very disciplined person, so I’m confident that you will do well in the Word and on your test! (I also enjoy listening to the Bible – have you tried that?)

        I look forward to seeing your flower photos. Your nature and sunset photos are so beautiful! I really enjoy them. 😊

        For me (in terms of prayer requests), thank you! I’m dealing with a few different health issues right now, so healing and patience during the process would be appreciated!

        I’ll pray for you now. Please let me know how you are faring, my friend. ✝️

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      5. Thank you! ❀ I can be, but sometimes it's hard, haha. No, I haven't tried listening to the Bible. That sounds amazing. πŸ˜€ I have downloaded a few audio-books, but it wasn't the Bible. (I don't know if you've heard of the website, but if you sign up for https://christianaudio.com/ they give away one free audiobook per month, and it's free to sign up.) I'll see about finding a way to try that. πŸ™‚

        Thank you! I'm just about to post my yellow lilies, and the orange ones will come later this week. πŸ˜€ Aww, thank you! ❀

        I'll certainly be praying for you! ❀ I hope you start feeling better soon. πŸ™‚

        Thank you! ❀ The Bible studies are going okay, but I haven't studied for the GED yet. Haha, it's intimidating. I plan to start it up again today. πŸ™‚

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      6. I will be sure to check out Christian Audio – I appreciate the tip! πŸ™‚

        Loved your latest post – your flowers are stunning. πŸ’›

        Thanks for the prayers, and I’ll try to check back in on you in the next few days, my friend.

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      7. πŸ˜€ I’m glad that you may be able to find it useful! I haven’t listened to this month’s free audiobook yet though, so I can’t give you an opinion on it. XD

        Thank you! πŸ˜€ ❀ (And more flowers are on the way for next week, haha.)

        ❀

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