That was me this past week. What! Not really, Lord!!! Gallbladder surgery? But, God, I eat right. I have a very lowfat diet. I even just lost 14 pounds! That’s when I realized (once again) that I am not in control. Yes, nutrition can give you a better chance at health, but ultimately, we live in this world and are a part of its decaying system. Genetically, I am predisposed – my dad had his gallbladder taken out. I hit every high risk category: woman, over 40, and had several children. And, (who knew?) eating a diet too low in fat and calories and then losing weight can overload your gallbladder!
“As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So my soul pants for You, O God.”
That’s the picture of a deer that I want to be – one serenely drinking from the life giving water, trusting, eager, obedient. So, in the midst of this latest “What?” in my life, I will quiet my soul, go before my Father, and wait, and praise,and be still and drink of His goodness.