Restoring Life: Part 1

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading


Fear Of The Unknown

In today’s culture, it’s unnatural to live in the unknown. It’s why we’re addicted to our phones, our calendars, our schedules. It’s typical to start our day with specific expectations of how our day will unfold. 

“Meeting at 9:00 a.m. Dentist appointment at noon. Soccer practice at 3:00 p.m. Dinner with friends at 6:00 p.m.” 

We live our lives according to our plan. So, when faced with something unexpected or outside of our plan, like surgery, it’s easy to become unsettled. Suddenly, we are faced with the reality that we are no longer in control. 

But what the Bible reminds us of is that when we yield control, there is peace. And where there is peace, we can find restoration of life. 

Proverbs 16:9 tell us that “the heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”

You are in a current season of unknown. Surgery can be scary. And it’s okay to be scared. But rest assured that your restoration lies not in the hands of man, but ultimately in the hands of your Savior. 

You have been planning your course; you’ve lined up the surgeon, researched the possibilities and have even gone so far as to plan your post-operative arrangements. Now, let God take control and direct your steps. 

Wrap up today's devotional by answering the following questions: What are your fears? What are you trying to control?

Then take some time to reflect on Proverbs 16:9 and let it encourage you as you step into the unknown. Trust the Lord to direct your steps during this process of restoration through surgery.