Day 296 – Unending Trouble Yet Perfect Promises

DH visited the surgeon that put in his catheter today – the catheter that has been leaking. Dr said he had never seen anything like this: in 9 weeks, the catheter wound did not heal AT ALL. Dr said he could simply pull the catheter right out of DH’s abdomen. No scar tissue holding in. Very dangerous. Prone to infection (peritonitis).

So Friday, they are putting another catheter in on the OTHER side of DH’s abdomen, hoping it will take.  They are also going to start building a super vein in DH’s arm same day in case this catheter doesn’t work and he has to go back to hemo-dialysis. Which is not as good as peritoneal. Of course, hemo-dialysis didn’t work using DH’s chest tube, but they say the super vein will be stronger. DH also has all sorts of clotting in his chest from the last tube.

Very sad and scary. DH not a happy pup. I am just overwhelmed.

So, what in today’s reading did God deliver for the occasion?

No, not the verses in 1 Timothy about head coverings…

Neither those wonderful verses in Jeremiah about the New Covenant, and how God writes His law on our hearts – so that we can finally and truly love and obey Him.

Here is the verse that jumped:

Remember your word to your servant,
in which you have made me hope.
This is my comfort in my affliction,
that your promise gives me life.
(Psalm 119:49-50 ESV)

I love Psalm 119 because I love God’s Word. Since it’s a rather long Psalm, I knew I would have the opportunity to post about it at some point.

And, voila!

Half of the mentions of “affliction” in Psalm 119 reveal the Psalmist’s gratitude that God chastens him through affliction. I can relate!

The other half reveal that the law is delightful, despite affliction.

And what a delight to know that God keeps the promises found in His Word.

Like Romans 8:28 and 32 (He has our best interests in mind), Hebrews 13: 5 (He will never leave us nor forsake us), and Matthew 11: 29-30 (He will provide rest for our souls).

He is with us in this. He is doing good things for us in this. He will not leave. He will give us rest. What more do we need?


Can you share any other encouraging promises with us?

Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 31:1 – 32:44, Psalm 119: 49-56, Proverbs 27:20, 1 Timothy 2:1-15 See About for what I’m up to with these daily posts. Your daily blogger, Holiday Longing (Reproduce with permission only).


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