Proverbs 19:9 “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”
Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
I have thought a lot about how to write this next post, failed to come up with anything profound, but still wanted to share my journey. Right now I have less of as clue as to what’s next than at any other point in my journey. All I know for sure is that my steps are quite small for the near future.
In mid January I had my car repacked and was ready to hit the road again. My first planned stop was at my little brothers in the middle of Iowa. He invited to play a noon hour pick-up basketball game with my little brother. I think it’s really great that they get away from the office to exercise and have some fun over lunch, so I was honored to be invited. They are great guys, and it was lots of fun, but my game ended about 10min before everyone else when I stopped short and heard 3 pops in my knee. The guys helped me off the court, and it proceeded to swell profusely, but I didn’t think much of it. I rarely get hurt, and I didn’t know how God could use an injury, so I thought it had to be something minor.
After 2 weeks I thought it was healed enough that I could head south again. It was still weak, but seemed to be moving in the right direction. I was anxious for warmer weather, could maneuver within my car/home, and could do some straight forward hikes. Before leaving I decided to go to my chiropractor to see if he’d recommend some exercises to help it heal faster. He burst my bubble by highly recommending that I see a surgeon, and implying that I lacked an ACL. The MRI confirmed this and I had surgery last Monday.
The surgery went well and now I have a new ACL and a repaired meniscus. Now, I am at my parents house with a gigantic brace on my leg, hobbling around on crutches, feeling better than expected. This is not at all what I imagined for the next adventure, but all I can do is follow the new path. I don’t know what is coming next but I am still fully trusting that God will use this twist.