Monday, January 7, 2008

Feel Overwhelmed?

"Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far mor than all we can ask or imagine" (Eph 3:20).

The countd0wn has begun for several things in my life. Today begins my last undergrad semester. I graduate May 10th!! One week from today I will have a total knee replacement (my left). In August we will pack up and move to Gettysburg Seminary and begin a new academic, social and spiritual life there.

What I've been mostly a bit nervous about lately is the surgery and keeping up with my classwork. I'll be in the hospital 2-3 days, then in an inpatient rehab facility 2-3 weeks. I'm taking three classes, one of which is a four credit class, Biology. I will not have internet access in the hospital, but can read if I'm not too loopy. At the rehab facility I will have plenty of internet access. It will be tricky however doing all the therapy I'll need to do and doing all the school work as well. It's easy to worry and fret.

"Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine" (Eph 2: 20). Yeah, I know that, but today that was the scripture I spent time meditating on and it came alive to me. For me it is "Now to him who by the power at work
within me is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all I can ask or imagine."

Ah, an epiphany. He is God and I am not. So, I will do what I need to do and leave the results in his capable hands.

The Bible. The New Revised Standard Version.

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