Psalm 116:12-13 – What can I give the Lord for all the good things he has given to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and I will pray to the Lord. (NCV)

A month ago, I had successful pelvic surgery to remove two different types of ovarian cysts.

Two and a half months prior to the surgery, my health had not been very good. The cysts had caused various health problems that had interfered with my quality of life. I couldn't do very much outside my home because of how lousy I felt all the time, and I could get little relief for the symptoms.

Originally, I was not supposed to see the surgeon until May first of this year. My husband, church family and I were very concerned about this and prayed every day for a possible earlier consultation with the surgeon.

On April sixth, I went to the emergency department of a nearby hospital because I was experiencing a considerable amount of pain.

The doctor there happened to be on call for the surgeon I was to see. He told me to call the surgeon on the following Monday to see if he could fit me in for surgery that week if possible.

I got an appointment for April tenth with the surgeon and he arranged for me to be admitted to the hospital that day for the surgery. I had the surgery at 11:00 that evening.

All of our prayers were answered that night as I am now cyst-free and feel like my old self again.

There are times when God has different answers for us or instances in which His answer comes in a different time. Yet, when we pray and have the faith that our prayers will be answered, God will follow through for us in a big way.

Prayer: Dear Lord, when we pray to you, we always need to have the faith that our prayers will indeed be answered by you. Help us to keep praying to you on a regular basis so that we will continue to be enriched by your presence in our lives. Amen.

About the author:

Pamela Thompson
Nepean, Ontario, Canada

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