Ten years . . .
Today marks ten years since my husband's first back surgery. His first FAILED back surgery as the doctors describe it.
I was thinking about that this morning as I reflected on how that surgery was the springboard for our lives changing in drastic ways. Ways that we never wanted. Ways that most days - ten years later - we still don't want.
I was asking God the questions that I often ask Him - WHY? Why did this happen? What is your plan in all of this pain and anger and re-direction? - when the word FAILED popped back into my mind.
My husband's surgery was labeled as a failure. God's plan for our lives is PERFECT.
In many areas our lives have not been what we expected or dreamt. God's plan for our lives is PERFECT.
Many times I struggle to keep a smile on my face and keep "running" forward. God's plan for my life is PERFECT.
I realized this morning that that surgery ten years ago today was not seen as a failure in God's eyes. He saw it as part of his PERFECT plan for us. I still don't know why, but I know all that I truly need to know - God's plan is PERFECT.
"As for God, His way is PERFECT. The Lord's word is flawless. He shields all who take refuge in Him." Psalm 18:30