GRATEFUL

Two days ago I was going about watering some plants. As I was walking around the room my left foot caught the edge of an ottomon. Before I knew it I was propelled to the floor in less than a second with my chest, knee and chin hitting the floor… hard! It happened so suddenly that I had no time to brace myself. My husband helped me up. I couldn’t get up on my own. Then it was time to survey the damage. Pain in my chest, wrist, chin and knee!

Now the interesting thing about the knee is that it was my “good” left knee that was hurt in the fall. I had recently started physical therapy for my right knee which has issues, and it was working so well. I was so encouraged. In fact I was about to do my at home exercises when I fell. It was amazing to me how quickly things can change. I mean it’s not that I didn’t know that because Scripture tells us so. But even so, the fall was a shock.

Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

I often thank the Lord that the day had not brought forth anything bad.

It was painful to walk, but I could walk. We prayed. The next morning I felt better, but I knew that I needed to see the doctor and I did. She sent me for an X-ray to see if there was a fracture. I really wasn’t worried because the pain was not as bad as the day before. But then the dreaded phone call came. You have a fracture in your knee and you need to see an Orthopedic surgeon tomorrow. 😩

More prayer. I was texting with my friend telling her about my fall. She replied “Leaning on the everlasting arms”. A phrase from the popular Christian hymn, the words “everlasting arms” found in Scripture. It so comforted me.

Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

I continued to ask the Lord for mercy. I prayed that I would not need surgery and that the doctor would not say that I could not walk until the fracture healed. I prayed that the Lord would have pity on me, his child, and touch my knee. I prayed my mustard seed of faith, and I prayed and asked the Lord to please answer.

I went today, x-rays in hand, to my appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon. Although my knee pain was minimal by then, all I could think of was that I had a fracture in my knee! I prayed and lifted my hands to the Lord in the exam room waiting for the doctor come in.

The doctor came in, looked at the x-rays up on the screen, and said I see the fracture and pointed to it. Then he examined my knee. He said the fracture wasn’t bad. So no surgery, no cast, no crutches, just the knee brace I was wearing was sufficient. He said take it easy and be careful and come back in a week for another x-ray.

Hallelujah! What a relief! Thank you Jesus! \o/

I am so grateful to the Lord for yet another answered prayer and another deliverance! Pure mercy. Thank you Jesus.

Praying now for complete healing because I still feel bruised in body.

Psalm 103

1{A Psalm of David.} Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

13Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

17But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

18To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

19The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

20Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

21Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

22Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

About Cathy

My name is Cathy White and I am a born again Christian, saved in 1988 at the age of 38. My mother was born again in her old age, in her 80's. Her name is Giannina which means "God is gracious."
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12 Responses to GRATEFUL

  1. hawk2017 says:

    He has kept me in His Mercy also. I live because He lives.:0

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  2. Jackie2015 says:

    The older we get the more thankful we are for our health and mobility.
    So many people and it may not always have to do with age are bedridden or need a wheel chair.
    At the last trump our corruptible bodies will be transformed into incorruptible bodies
    Everlasting arms are mentioned. Two Arms, two Testaments in the Bible

    In Jesus Name we pray LORD that the healing in your knee may complete. Amen

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    • Cathy says:

      So very true. Thank you so much for your encouraging words and prayer. I am so grateful that Jesus is by my side in all of this, and as you say… “At the last trump our corruptible bodies will be transformed into incorruptible bodies”. Hallelujah!
      Blessings…

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      • Jackie2015 says:

        As we are through grace a possession of Lord Jesus Christ a wonderful time is waiting for us Cathy. Just have faith. Remember that Joshua and Caleb were the only ones of the generation of the Israelites that left Egypt entered the Promised Land. God is drawing beautiful pictures in the Bible about the time to come.
        May God bless and keep you and yours!🌻🤗

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  3. bornagain732 says:

    Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!!!

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