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Finally Friday – Destiny, Faith, and Wisdom – July 17 Devotions

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It’s finally Friday again! And on this Friday afternoon, I had my follow-up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon who performed the “interposition arthroplasty of intercarpal joints” –in other words, the reconstructive surgery on my right basal thumb joint back on May 14th.

 

Thumb Surgery Process So Far.
Thumb Surgery Recovery Process by the End of May
5 Weeks Post-Surgery
5 Weeks Post-Surgery

Two months post-surgery, my scar now looks better than that last photo- not as red-but I still have swelling in my hand and wrist, and don’t have full range of motion yet. So according to the doctor, I’m making progress, BUT…still looking at another 6 weeks, minimum, with this brace and therapeutic exercises.

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But anyways, onto Friday’s devotions! I hope you have a nice day and an even nicer summer weekend!

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“Lord, thank You that You have me in the place You want me just now…even if I got here through wrong choices or indifference or even rebellion, yet You knew my mistakes and sins before I ever existed, and You worked them into Your plan to draw me to Yourself, to mold and bless me, and to bless others through me.

 

Thank You that even if I’m here through the ill will or poor judgment of other people, all is well; for in Your sovereign wisdom, You are at work to bring about good results from all those past decisions, those past events beyond my control–good results both for me and for others.

 

So I rest in the fact that You have me in this place for this day, and I praise You that You will faithfully guide me throughout life to just where You want me to be, as I seek do Your will.”

 

–Ruth Myers in “31 Days of Praise”

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“Go with the flow, and stop being anxious about things that may never happen. Faith means you have peace even when you don’t have all the answers.

 

Life will always be stressful if you constantly try to rearrange it. Grow in wisdom, and place high priority on keeping your peace in spite of any jams you get into today.”

 

–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”

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My reflections:

 

-1- Sometimes, depending on circumstances and events in our lives, it’s really hard to see how all the pieces are going to fit together in God’s overall plan in our lives. But that’s where faith comes in, to trust that God has our best interests in His heart and some how, eventually, it will all work out for our good.

 

-2- Again, faith that God knows the end from the beginning and we’re better off to stay in peace rather than giving into anxiety and fear about the future.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

 

-1- Is it easy for you to trust your destiny to God?

 

-2- Do you struggle with anxiety and fear about the future?

16 Comments

  1. Robin Masshole mommy

    Scars are cool ????. Glad yognde it through the surgery well.

    17 . Jul . 2015
  2. Shann Eva

    I do struggle with fear and anxiety about the future .I have gotten a little better about trusting and in my faith, but it is a work in progress .
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    17 . Jul . 2015
  3. Beth@FrugalFroggie

    I am thankful it is Friday. Although I work all weekend so it really isn’t a break for me.
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    17 . Jul . 2015
  4. Heather

    Well I’m sorry about your surgery, but it seems like you are recovering well. Yeah, I agree sometimes it is hard to trust my destiny, or feel like I even have one. Sometimes feel very u important in people’s lives, so hard to why I would be important to God.

    17 . Jul . 2015
  5. Michelle Hwee

    Oh man…That looked like it hurt! Glad you are recovering well though.

    17 . Jul . 2015
  6. peppylady (Dora)

    We all struggle in life and if we had no free will we would be scared to advance or step out in life and grow.
    As for destiny I believe there all sort of fact on how one life comes out.

    I’m going to have a breast reduction (reconstructive surgery) now waiting for the insurance to give permission or not.
    But it a comfort to see someone else having reconstructive surgery. Glad it came out good.

    Coffee is on
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    17 . Jul . 2015
  7. Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc.

    Looks like you are recovering well… those photos took my breath away! I am not good with scars! Hope you get full range of motion back soon… as someone who has had arthritis in her wrists since 17 I know how much wrist injuries can stink.
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    18 . Jul . 2015
  8. Julia

    I am glad your hand is healing. Thanks for the devotional. I find that I am happier when I place my trust in the Lord.

    18 . Jul . 2015
  9. Francene Stanley

    I have a plan in place for most eventualities in the future. Of course, I hope they don’t happen. But age takes its toll and we must accept the inevitable.

    18 . Jul . 2015
  10. Rosey

    I love that you’re praying for blessings for others. And I am praying for blessings for you. 🙂

    18 . Jul . 2015
  11. Ourfamilyworld

    It’s good to know that your thumb is getting better. A little more and you’ll finally be able to get rid of that brace.
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    18 . Jul . 2015
  12. Elizabeth O.

    Yes, it is easy for me to trust my destiny to God. Everything happens for a reason and I know He won’t give it to me if I can’t handle it.

    18 . Jul . 2015
  13. Alana

    I’m watching my mother in law heal after her heart valve surgery, gaining strength every day in her rehab situation. I feel for you – it’s a long slow, process. I hope your healing continues, and you are at full healing soon. My husband may need some foot surgery and it is not something either of us are looking forward to. But, what will be, will have to be.
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    18 . Jul . 2015
  14. Wendy

    I agree with Robin scars are cool. I have several. Glad you are healing well.

    18 . Jul . 2015
  15. Ashley

    I totally worry about the future, knowing that God has it all under control. It’s just really tough when circumstances are difficult, ya know? Glad you’re healing btw!

    19 . Jul . 2015
  16. M from The Stay-at-Home Life

    It looks like you’re doing MUCH better! I’m so glad for you.
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    19 . Jul . 2015

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