Fuzzy Thoughts of David

Before Surgery Update

My surgery is less than 48 hours away. I’m glad it’s almost here, and I appreciate all the prayers, cards, texts, emails, and calls. It’s good knowing the community of faith surrounds and supports you.

Over the past couple of weeks, my symptoms have gotten increasingly worse.

For those who want to know how to pray for me specifically, I ask that you pray:

  1. For the surgery to go well.
  2. That the tumor has been the source of my symptoms and that once it’s out, my symptoms will stop.

I know Jesus has been walking by my side through all this. Dr. Adrian van Kaam has said, “When you outrun the pace of grace, you lose your peace.”

Dr. van Kaam’s statement reminds me that there is a pace to God’s grace. When we walk with Jesus at the pace God sets, God’s peace surrounds us.

Paul reminds us that to live is Christ and to die is gain (Phil 1:21). Since this life is all we know, we tend to tenaciously hang onto what we know. God’s grace reminds us that no matter where we find ourselves or what happens, it happens in God’s amazing grace.

After the surgery, I plan on updating this site, although I have no idea when I will feel well enough to do so.

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5 responses to “Before Surgery Update”

  1. Mary L Brown Avatar
    Mary L Brown

    Love you!

  2. Paula Cooprider Avatar
    Paula Cooprider

    I’m continuing to pray for you, Delora and rest of your family as you wait for your surgery. And, I will be praying for you and surgeons that your surgery is successful and you will soon be on the road to recovery. I will be praying Thurs morning, too.

  3. Allan Avatar

    David, you’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    Cousin Allan

  4. Helen Stephenson Avatar
    Helen Stephenson

    Prayers for a successful surgery. God walks closely with us in our pain and suffering. That is when we really feel his presents!!! Love and peace David.

  5. Sandy Avatar

    Praying for all your needs!
    God’s grace is sufficient.
    Praying that all pain will be managed and if they ask you – say yes to an epidural!

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