As does most often the case, the sermon hit home.
It was titled Power Over the Physical.
Darrell read Luke 8:40-56. If you are unfamiliar with the story, it's about a woman who had been bleeding for TWELVE years. She touched Jesus' robe and was instantly healed. Then Jairus's child passed and Jesus brought her back from the dead.
Psalm 34:18 says The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and he saves those who are crushed in spirit.
With surgery getting near, I've been feeling particularly stressed. I hate feeling like I am burdening people, and knowing that over the next several months I am going to need help isn't sitting well with me.
I needed to be reminded today that this is out of my control and that I just need to put all my trust in Him. I may not understand this, but He does!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Faith is not in the belief that He will do what we think is right immediately, but that He will do what is right ULTIMATELY!
Mom and I went up front and Darrell and the congregation prayed for my surgery this week. It's amazing how strongly you feel His presence when that many people pull together and pray.