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.
Oh the blessings we receive, plans are ours, but the truth is God is in charge. Thank the Lord you were with family to be cared for. I am so thankful you are ok. That is even with surgery behind you.
Really knew something was amiss when no post for so long a time. Just so thankful to hear from you.
Thank you Lord. Jim