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Stuck During Surgery

Luke 22:42 “Yet not my will, but Yours be done.” My dad is going into surgery to remove his cancer tomorrow. If we weren’t in the middle of a global pandemic, I’d be by his side in a heartbeat. I feel stuck here in Singapore and it’s been frustrating to say the least. This morning I was reflecting on the countless people in scripture who weren’t where they wanted to be. The Israelites wandered in the wilderness for a lot longer than they had hoped. Mary and Martha were clearly upset that they couldn’t get to Lazarus’ side quickly enough. Peter probably wasn’t psyched when he was jailed. Jonah felt stuck in the belly of the whale, and the prodigal son certainly felt stuck in the pig sty. But the Israelites made it to the promised land. Mary and Martha saw Lazarus raised from the dead. The whole prison saw Peter saved in a supernatural earthquake, Jonah saved the city of Ninevah, and the prodigal son came back into the center of his father’s love. Even Jesus himself had qualms about going to the cross, and he asked his Father in a last ditch attempt if He might remove the burden. But Jesus submitted and declared “yet not my will, but yours be done.” Through his sacrifice the world saw the greatest victory it has ever known. Today I feel like God reminding me that even when I feel stuck, He always has a plan. Even when I’m not where I want to be, there is always victory in store for me. Because in Jesus… there is ALWAYS victory. Lord I thank you for being a good God. Even when I can’t understand why circumstances need to be the way they are, I can still proclaim that you have it under control. I thank you in advance for a successful surgery tomorrow. I speak your covering into that operating theatre, and pray for supernatural presence so that the surgeon will know every movement to make with heavenly precision. I declare the battle is won, the war has been won, because of what you’ve already done on the cross. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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