Two years ago I had my right knee replaced-- what a difference it has made in my ability to move pain free! Last summer was the first time in years that I have been able to have a vegetable garden. This summer we also had a garden, but arthritis has taken its toll, and I will be having my left knee replaced October 5th.
What a blessing that God has allowed man to discover ways to replace a knee, or hip! Truly, in Him "are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." Colossians 2:3
Pain will be my companion a bit longer as it took me at least seven months to adjust to my first knee replacement and get past the pain of physical therapy and the repairing of tissues after surgery. Knowing in advance what to expect of the healing process is a blessing, and I have peace knowing that "this, too, shall pass!"
Holy Scriptures are full of encouragement to us frail humans as we encounter difficult and painful times:
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Psalms 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
Psalms 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Psalms 63:7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
Joel 2:21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.
Psalms 30:5b in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Psalms 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Psalms 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Psalms 103:22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.
Psalms 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.