Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Comfort

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Deuteronomy 31:6

On Thursday I'm going in for some oral surgery. I have a very strange mouth. My dentist has called it "an orthodontic challenge." Yaay! That's just what you want to hear. Anyway, I'm missing 4 adult teeth, 2 on each side. Thursday I'm going in to have the first operation done so that i can get implants. Yikes! So while my mind has been consumed this week with thoughts of the surgery, what could go wrong, etc I keep guiding my thoughts back to Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous
DO NOT BE AFRAID
the Lord goes with you
He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you!

What incredible promises our God has given us!! He knows our hearts, knows that we are "prone to wander," prone to fear and doubt. So He gives us promises like these to keep our faces towards Him. I know that I will sit there in that chair absolutely shaking, trying to hold back tears (I sobbed last time i had oral surgery lol!). But I also know that my God is with me and He will NOT leave me. He will quiet my fears and hold me close through it all!

2 comments:

Lucia said...

Dear Molly:

My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

I also recently had some oral surgery done, although it was not pleasant, I felt almost NOTHING!

We get ourselves all worked up just thinking about the process. Due to the wonderful DRUGS available today, you are not suppose to be uncomfortable...so don't be a hero and tell the surgeon you need MORE DRUGS!

Mouth wide open with a rubber dam in my mouth, I screamed out...urrrmmmmmuhhhh. He got the message!

Keep thinking about when it will be over and you will get through it and hopefully have ice cream. :-)

We love you. Aunt Lucia

kangaj1 said...

Praying for you, Molly. I had oral surgery a few times at your age as well. I KNOW what it is like. Can I bring you anything?? :)