Monday, March 3, 2014

Pastor's Ponderings, March 3, 2014

I began this blog last August thanking God for my victory over prostate cancer.  It has been over two years since I was anesthetized and the cancer successfully removed.  Well, once again, I am undergoing another surgery and this time it is for kidney stones.  It is easy to say outpatient surgery.  It makes one feel a lot better but the truth is that I will again have a general anesthetic and be totally unconscious.
I will have to trust the doctor, this nice stranger, whom I just met a few months ago.  I will have to believe that he will do everything in his power to eliminate my problem.  But thank God, I do not have to put my trust in him alone; I have the privilege to totally trust God who is in charge of my doctor.  I do not have to rely on my own understanding of the operation (Proverbs 3:5).
In Psalm 56, David was fleeing from King Saul and sought refuge among the Philistines (Psalm 56:10, 11). He must have been desperate because you may recall that David had killed the champion of the Philistines, Goliath.  Needless to say, David was not welcomed with open arms but he trusted in God (1 Samuel 21:10-12). 
Today you may be involved with problems and you do not know whom to trust.  Let me recommend my friend, my Saviour, and the One in whom I have trusted for most of my life, Jesus Christ.  If you have trust issues, He can solve them.  If you have been betrayed, be assured that He is for you (Psalm 56:9). If you feel you are alone, He will never leave you nor will He forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). 
Please comment below and share how you trusted God in your life.  Your comments may bless others to follow your example.
Proverbs 3:5
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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

Psalm 56:10, 11
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10 In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise—
11 in God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?

Psalm 56:9
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9 Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.

Hebrews 13:5
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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