30 May 2012

Grounded

The following words Paul wrote to the Colossians are hidden in my heart and burst forth frequently from my lips:

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things Colossians 3:1-2 NIV

My spirit takes wing to abide with my Lord
yet still here
I live in a suit of flesh
flawed, imperfect
inflamed
a weight that anchors me

While I await the results of yesterday's MRI that might explain my hearing issues
I shall move on to new adventures in health

tomorrow I see the surgeon about a fatty tumor on my backside
the lump that bruises from my recumbent cycle seat
the lump that feels discomfort when I lie down
the lump that has been a part of me for most of my adult life...

don't imagine a pea
or an egg
we're talking softball size here

I'm not sure what the next step is
must trust that God will give wisdom
to the hands He has trained to heal

I breathe deep
trying to take in faith
and release apprehension

Tomorrow I will know, perhaps
if and when surgery is scheduled
but I am willing
more than willing
to allow myself to serve
as a sign and wonder
to be His miracle if that is His desire
a signpost pointing
from my imperfection
to Him
perfect in glory

 Gathering here with Jennifer





and Emily where you can read more about her new book Chasing Silhouettes: How to Help a Loved One Battling an Eating Disorder, available for pre-order.


 

6 comments:

janae said...

I love your title "Grounded", that is one of my favorite words.
Thank you for sharing the fullness of your life right now - blessings as you rest and wait.

Theresa Miller said...

Praying for your circumstances. Thank you for sharing!

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

Oh friend ... Praying with you, right now. ((HUGS))

Brian Miller said...

i am praying for you...and for your doctor and the visit tomorrow...and know that he has a plan...

Wolfsrosebud said...

you captured it all... had an MRI last Saturday, seeing the DR tomorrow... tough place to trust God... but that is what we're asked to do... health to you

Ostriches Look Funny said...

I am praying for you. I pray you find answers, hopeful answers, healing. I'm praying that you find yourself in His arms, full of trust and peace.
Thank you for sharing this, and allowing us to pray for your health. Your perspective is a blessing and an encouragement.

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