As I age I’ve become more aware of the fact that things can change very quickly in our lives.
Last week Billy and I were going out to run some errands. As usual, I had my walker with me. I use it because I have a deformity in my right leg, and it’s now difficult for me to walk outdoors without it. I can walk at a brisk pace with my walker though. 🙂 Billy always puts it in the back seat as I get into the car. Last week I was in a hurry (it’s not good to be in a hurry) and I left the walker by the back of the car where Billy was putting things into the trunk, instead of leaving it where I usually do, by the side of the car. As I quickly turned to walk away, my foot caught in the back wheel of the walker and I fell. I fell on my right hand and my right hip. I don’t even remember my trip down! I was just up one moment and on the ground the next.
My first thought was my hip. What did I do to my hip! 🤦♀️ I am at risk for fractures, and I’m very aware that hip fractures at my age can be deadly. But praise God all I got was a bruise by my hip, and a swollen and colorfully black and blue hand. Not a pretty sight. I’m healing slowly and still aching some, but all the swelling has now gone down. It happened so fast. Billy turned around for a split second and I fell. I thank the Lord that Billy was there to help me. ❤️ I thank the Lord that my injuries were not as bad as they could have been. 🙌🏻 We really don’t know what a day may bring forth, regardless of our age or circumstances. It’s good to know the Lord and His comfort in trying times. Do you know Him?
(Please pray that I don’t fall again, and for healing. Thank you!)
Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
…for, what he has today he cannot be certain he shall have the next; he cannot assure himself of health and honour, of pleasures, riches, and friends;
he may have health today, and sickness tomorrow;
be in honour today, and in disgrace on the morrow:
he may bid his soul eat, drink, and be merry, seeing he has much goods laid up for many years, and vainly say, tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant, when this night his soul may be required of him;
he may have his wife and children, friends and relations, about him now, and before another day comes be stripped of them all;
he may be in great affluence, and gave great substance for the present, and in a short time all may be taken from him, as Job’s was; riches are uncertain things, they make themselves wings and flee away.
We know not what the present day … will bring forth; and still less what tomorrow will do, what changes it will produce in our circumstances, in our bodies and in our minds; so that we cannot be certain what we shall be, what we shall have, or what we shall do, on the morrow, even provided we have one.