Friday, January 23, 2009

Sweet Sweet Sound- A one year anniversary message

It is hard to believe that it has been one year since my last surgery. One year ago today I awoke in a hospital bed feeling familiar sensations of aching bones and throbbing muscles- my mind racing with apprehension and hope. In a few short hours I would be wheeled into an operating room to undergo a surgery that would hopefully reduce my pain levels and help me regain some of the mobility that five years of progressive pain had slowly robed me of.

As I recall the hope that filled my heart on this day one year ago, I find myself saddened and somewhat disappointed that things did not turn out as glamorous as I had hoped. While my pain levels have decreased in some areas they were made up for with pain in other areas. And I have been left with just as much if not more discomfort than before.

There still seems to be no light at the end of this ever-winding medical tunnel as I search for answers and solution. But, I am giving God thanks for all that He has given me over this past year. In the midst of this trial I have gained an even greater understanding of the sustaining grace of God, the value of friendship, and the power of payer.

Throughout this very long ordeal so many people have been in my midst. Friends have stood beside me in silence when nothing could be said to ease the pain. (Something that is the most comforting thing you can do for someone.) Some have offered advice and encouragement when it was needed most, and so many have spent countless hours praying for my comfort strength.

Today more than ever, I am convinced that there is a purpose in the pain. God never wastes a single circumstance in our lives. Everything we face comes to us having first been lovingly sifted through His gracious fingers.

I believe God purpose in pain to be twofold. 1.To make me more like Christ. 2. To draw this lost, hurting world to Himself. With this in mind I am rejoicing that He is at work in and through me.

As another wave of relentless pain crashes once more on the shore of my life I am grateful that He is the lifter of my head. When everything fails, and nothing makes since, when the last hope that this world has to offer me is gone may I never loss hope in the Lord my God. No matter where life’s road may take me may I never cease to be an interment that offers a pleasing melody of worship to His name.

Here is Sarah Reeves.


Sweet Blessings said...

Standing in agreeance with your hearts desire to honor the Lord with your life. I'm sure it must be tough. I cannot fully fathom, but my sister-n-law lives with us and she has diabetes. She has a lot of physical things that go on and all I can do is be here for her-walking alongside of her. Your song went so well with your post.
Living in sweet communion with you,

seesawfaith said...


Your song, your post and you.

Thanks for sharing and testifying to God's glory.

Jill - Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Love this song!

I will be praying with you and for you! Praying for divine wisdom for the doctors taking care of you!

Blessings to you,

ktwalden said...

Beautiful song and a beautiful testimony to God's love and grace!

Anonymous said...

That is such a beautiful song. I'm gonna try and find that on youtube. God bless you! Robin

Connor's Mama said...

Melissa, I think your life is such a testimony to your faith, your journey... God's grace is so evident in you. Continue on my friend. Remain steadfast holding onto HIS Hand, and letting HIM be your strength and your SONG! He will keep on holding you up. He will remain faithful.
Much love,
Connor's Mama

Cathy said...

That is a pretty song. Praying for God's healing touch ~

Christina said...

I just found your blog via Amy's and wanted to tell you I'll be praying for you. Sorry to hear of your pain.

Beautiful song.


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