Thursday, February 27, 2020

I'm the 1%


I'm about 2 days shy of a 5-month anniversary since I slipped off the church platform during worship and shattered my elbow.

In my post, “In Everything Give Thanks” back in September, I asked you to pray for me. One surgeon quickly wanted to open my arm and try to put it back together. 

I cried out to the Lord for wisdom and on the same day he sent me to another surgeon.

So, it's been 5 months, I went from a hard cast to multiple bandages and slings. Many days and nights of prayer along with cold and hot packs on my arm and elbow.

I kept reminding God that he knit me together in my mother's room and that he could put me back together. (Psalm 139)

Most of you know that I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and my bones have been challenged almost my entire life.

My doctor's visit today went very well. He said, “I don't think you need to continue to come for X-rays.” He looked at me and said,  "most people who come into my office with this kind of injury, 99% of them end up in a surgical room."  Remarkably, I did not.  I praise God for being the 1%.

He mentioned that in my case the rheumatoid arthritis worked in my favor. 

My elbow is showing signs of cohesiveness, the bones are coming together. He can't tell if it's due to scar tissue or the bones mending during the healing time. Nevertheless, because I am not experiencing much pain and I can function at 95% with my arm, he has released me.

Glory to God, my Healer!

I thanked him for his wisdom that God has given him. I'm thankful to God for hearing my cry and leading me to a surgeon who was not scalpel-happy!

Today my prayer and thanksgiving to God is, “thank you for letting me be the 1%.”

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

Thank you for praying for me. 

God bless you!~Liz

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