But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith… – Galatians 5:22
Ugh – longsuffering… that’s like… patience, right? LOL!
Today I jumped through a hoop, hopefully on the way to gallbladder surgery. I had to see my primary care physician today to make sure the increase of Lisinopril is bringing my blood pressure down where it needs to be. The good news is – it has!
Now it’s time to do a little more waiting and praying. I have a second appointment with the surgeon on the 26th, so until then I will just keep praying that the pain will be minimal (non-existent would be better – lol) – and that God’s Holy Spirit will guide me to do what I need to do.
Faith is not without worry or care, but faith is fear that has said a prayer. – Author Unknown
I can’t believe the outpouring of concern from my friends! I’m humbled to have such great friends and hope I’m as good a friend. The times you are forced to jump through hoops and play the waiting game are the times you learn more about who you are and how much your faith really means.
It gives the phrase “pray without ceasing” a new meaning – lol. I continually pray that God’s Holy Spirit will give me the strength, wisdom and grace to get through this difficult time. At this point, I’m practicing SPIRITUAL BREATHING. Several times a day, I hear Him say to me, “It’s okay, Linda – just BREATHE.”
In much the same way I pray before driving my car – for traveling mercies – I am praying that I’ll be granted traveling mercies from this hoop to the next hoop. Another week and then I will know more and hopefully see the light at the end of the tunnel. God’s grace is sufficient.
The quest for love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness and faith continues as pain makes itself apparent. Oh – yes I did forget one – longsuffering. Okay – I guess I want that too – wink! 😉