I’m In Recovery

Harvest Song by Anthony Brown

In 2004 at the age of 29 I had to to have a laparoscopic surgery because they thought that I might have endometriosis. For several yrs I dealt with abdominal pain, bursting cyst to where I couldn’t walk and the loss of a child. The doctors told me the end result which is that I may not ever be able to have anymore kids. Who’s report will you believe? I still was trusting in God in spite of the report. I had never had surgery before so I was a little afraid of being put to sleep and the flooding thoughts of what if’s begin to bombard my mind. As I was praying before surgery God told me to just say “yes”. At the time God was calling me into ministry to preach the Gospel and I was running from the call. I said, “yes” and He said, “It is well”. The surgery would consist of 4 incisions that would allow them take cameras inside to explore. The recovery time would take about 2-3 weeks and I would experience some minor pain. It was an outpatient procedure, so when I came to I was in a recovery room or holding area. They wanted to make sure that I was ok and that there where no complications after surgery. I vaguely could remember who I saw, but I could hear and recognize their voices. The thing I remembered the most was the amount of pain that I was in. It wasn’t minor at all. Before they released me they told me that everything went well, they went ahead and took out my appendix and that they found no trace of endometriosis. They went on to say that although they didn’t find anything doesn’t mean it’s not there. I knew that it was God that healed me. I am one who doesn’t tolerate pain very well, but I knew it was part of my recovery process due to the extent of my surgery. I think about the process and the time it make take for one to recover. Sometimes it can be very extensive and though the doctors give you a time frame it sometimes depends on the person. Though the beginning stages of recovery maybe painful it is not only necessary but there are great things birthed through pain. Despite their negative report of me not being able have anymore kids that following year the Lord blessed us to have 2. Joel 2:25 “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent before you” You may have lost a lot in times past, but the things that God is going to recover and restore in your life is greater than the things that you have lost. And we shall recover all. #CLEANTHISHOUSE

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