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Welcome back to the promises of God podcast, episode Number 15. My name is Tracy rollins. Thank you so much for spending some time with me as we learn and take action on God’s promises in life. This month series is about choosing hope in both the good times and the bad, and we’re working out of the momentum devotional offered by Bible journaling ministries.com where you can learn more about Bible journaling with our free 10 day Bible journaling course. Today we’re talking about finding hope in the pause. Our verse for today is Romans Chapter 15, verse four, which I will read from the English Standard version. It says, for whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction that through endurance and through the encouragement of scriptures, we might have hope. The paws of life is so difficult. I remember in March of 2018 I was walking the dogs with my husband and I usually walk the dogs in the morning and I had walked the dogs earlier in that morning, but my husband came home and we thought, why not give them an extra walk So we both, the started walking and we’re going around our normal route and all of a sudden I tripped and I fell crashing down to the sidewalk and my knee kind of got jammed along the way and I had twisted my leg in a way that was probably not the right way to twist it.
The next day I woke up and I really couldn’t move that leg. I don’t know how it was that I got home from that walk because it was definitely two to three blocks of walking after that that I had felt no pain at all. Like it was. I mean I had pain but it wasn’t like I couldn’t walk on it. It was more like pain from like a bruise that, that I must have. Um, when I hit the sidewalk I must have got some kind of bruise. So I had felt that pain, but I was able to walk home and walk up the stairs. At this time I had a two story house in my room, was upstairs and walked upstairs and we got ready for the night and went back to, went to sleep. And when I woke up in the morning, I couldn’t move that light, that leg was so like it hurt to stand on it and I grabbed my cane because I had a cane from a previous surgery and just kind of use that to kind of get around for the next day and went, made an appointment to see my doctor. Actually it’s more of an orthopedic surgeon is I call him my doctor, but he’s actually a surgeon. It’s. He had been treating me for about 12 years and we came into the office and he takes x rays and he looked at it and he said, it’s broken. Here’s this for those of fracture or there’s little fracture line you showed me on the
And so they came back to the office and we did the x rays and the, the um, the fracture was gone so it had healed, but I still couldn’t walk very well. And in looking at the x rays, he looked at me and he said, honey, it’s time, it’s time to do that knee replacement that we’ve been talking about that we’ve been putting off for so many years. And we had put off the surgery. We had a, had a different surgery in 2006 because the, uh, my knee had been giving out at that time. And so he did a different surgery in hopes of postponing a total knee replacement surgery. And it worked for 12 years. But he said it was definitely time to do it. I wasn’t quite ready for that. So I spent quite a few weeks after that working with physical therapists and trying to get my native somehow work without that.
I did some injections and went through quite a bit of work before finally realizing that he knew more than I do about my knee. And um, yeah, that I would have to get that surgery after all. So I’m still, I’m my point even telling you this is that I had part of walking was a journey like it was, is what I did
It is a promise that I believe in. I know that God’s going to provide that. It is in his timing and in his will and in his way and I’m doing the very best job that I can right now to be in his will and I’m doing as much as I can to heal my knee.
If you don’t yet feel the hope of God in your life, if you don’t have any hope in your life for that matter, I encourage you to invite God in your life today. If you know God and you just have strayed a little bit and you feel that he won’t forgive you, don’t, don’t do that. He’ll forgive you. He loves you. Come back, you’re not promised tomorrow. Romans six, 23 says, the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus, our Lord. So turn to him, confess your sins and follow his will in your life and you will feel the love of God that surpasses all understanding. Waiting in the positive life is hard. It is so, so difficult, but as Romans 15, four reminds us, it is through endurance and through the encouragement of scriptures that we truly might have hope. Thank you so much for tuning in today and I’ll see you in the next episode of the promises of God. By now.
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