I should be enjoying the time off but…

I am still at home after two weeks recovering from a further operation on my left eye and now told not to work for the rest of this week, I would value your prayers and or encouragement.My left eye is problematic right now as I seem to have an infection, have been seeing the consultant this week and wants to see me again at Worcester Royal tomorrow to review and undertake a procedure which he “…wants to do there as the theatre is close by in case I need to be taken in there…”My vision isn’t great in the eye right now, but it isn’t terrible either.
It does hurt and is very watery so I guess I am just an attention seeker!
I had expected to be back working (from home) today after negotiating the “fit-note” down to two weeks but annoyingly it seems the consultant seemed to know what he was talking about in suggesting three weeks to start with.

The timing of this is inconvenient as I have a lot to do back in Brum pre-taking up the secondment I was offered. I don’t like periods of illness full stop, but I especially do not like periods of illness  that go on like this as I begin to feel uncomfortably vulnerable.

When these sort of events occur, one is often left wondering about seasonal discernment and God’s purpose in it all.

I will assert that Jesus has never left me, nor ever shall.

Jesus has never forsaken me, nor ever shall.

Jesus has promised this and He does not lie.

I thank God that I can make such declarations of truth and in doing so sense that my soul is lifted to be able to declare that present troubles are as nothing when compared to the incomparable riches that we find in Christ Jesus.

Although we battle against the accuser, praise God that we have His Word, truth and Spirit so that I can join with Paul as he said in Ephesians:

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen [us] with power through his Spirit in [our] inner being, so that Christ may dwell in [our] hearts through faith. And I pray that [we], being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that [we] may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

May we never lose sight of Him who loves us and leads us forward in His glory.

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