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Perseverance Through It All – #32

God will not put more on me than I can bear. Although these words are not in the bible word for word. God will supply all our needs and He will never forsake us. But God will also let us go through some hard trials and be under great pressures. 2 Corinthians 1:8 says, “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.” Sometimes we experience pressures that only God can relieve. As I continue to write scriptures (while lying on the sofa), I was waiting for the day of my surgery to relieve the pain I was in. Finally, the day came for my abscess surgery. I had my surgery and was released from the hospital on the same day. I was to return in two weeks to have my drainage tube removed. The tube was located in the center of my buttock on my right side. After the anesthesia and pain medicine wore off, I was in such pain. I didn’t think I would be able to bear it. Now, my only position was laying down on my left side on the edge of the sofa. By now I had my colostomy bag on my left, a couple of stitches still healing on the center of my stomach, the hole in my stomach on my right side from the tube from my cancer surgery, my stitches still healing from the vascular access port (which was located on the upper right side of my chest), and now I have a tube for drainage coming out of the center of my buttock on the right side. This restricted me and I was not allowed to sit up anywhere, in a chair, on the sofa or in the car. My only position was carefully lying on the edge of the sofa on my left side. This is where I laid for 2 weeks. I was desperately searching for scriptures that were going to speak to my soul. In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul. Psalm 138:3.

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