Frightened by Anticipation

Kenley will be having her open heart surgery this Monday, August 6th.

She will be admitted to Shand’s Hospital Sunday morning to begin the pre-operative work. We’ve been told that the surgery will run close to 6 hours. We will try to get an update out, once she is off bypass and stabilized in the PCICU.

We appreciate the support shown by you- our family and friends. The care and concern displayed by so many of you is, well- overwhelming. I would be lying if I said that I am not scared.. however I know that, in the end, she will come out a healthier, stronger (and more awake) Kenley.

When Moses was trying to lead the people out of Egypt, he was afraid that nobody would listen to him. He expressed those fears to the Lord saying, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?” (Exodus 4:1).

My bible gives an-easy-to-understand-insight about each passage. When I went back to this verse, I saw where I had underlined the below comments:

Moses’ fear was caused by overanticipation. He was worried about how the people might respond to him. We often build up events in our minds and then panic over what might go wrong. God does not ask us to go where he has not provided the means for help. Go where he leads, trusting him to supply courage, confidence, and resources at the right moment.

This is our prayer on Monday.