devotional,  life

How a Broken Arm Showed Me God’s Faithfulness

Happy Friday everyone! As many of you may know from my social media post, I have recently broken my arm and had to have surgery. Because of this, my posts have been more sporadic.

I’m going to start posting again, but a lot of them will be much shorter. I plan to write devotionals based on a single Bible verse for some inspiration during your holiday season.

An Unexpected Plot Twist

Have you ever felt consumed by life? I know I’ve felt that way before. The morning of my accident, I was getting out of the shower when I saw a large spider coming down from a web right next to my head.

Like any other sane human being, I freaked out, but tried to exit the bathroom as carefully as possible. Somehow I still managed to slip on water and fell, breaking the radial head on my left arm… which just happens to be my dominant arm.

My radius, which is one of the long bones in your arm, was completely broken off from my elbow. I had surgery and now have a piece of metal holding this bone to my elbow. I am now bionic woman! Recovery is challenging, that’s for sure. But I’m doing much better and will be getting the splint off next week.

Managing the pain, preparing for Christmas, and making up school work have all been hurdles. But the most tragic complication from this accident was that it took away my ability to write.

I have found creative ways such as talking into my phone…which is exactly how this blog post is being written. But it’s just not the same as actually writing things out. And of course, book editing is now on hold.

An Unexpected Lesson

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV)

Even though sometimes it feels like I’m being consumed by this injury, I realize that the Lord’s great love for me has sustained me. He has gotten me through so much, both in the hospital and at home. I know that He is healing me and teaching me lessons in faith and trust. I am also grateful for all that I have, since so many people are worse off.

God's faithfulness

Although being injured wasn’t a part of my holiday plans, God brought good out of it. I know that He did not want to see me suffer. Even though the enemy tried to hurt me, Jesus is using it for good. He is always faithful.

What about you, lovely reader? How have you seen God’s compassion and love in your life recently? As you look back on 2017, try to see the ways that God has been faithful to you.

It may just surprise you how some of the things that you thought were meant for your destruction actually ended up being God’s faithfulness in disguise.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

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  • Nikki

    God’s faithfulness and grace is something I tend to forget especially when I mess up and life gets hectic and confusing. I’ll be praying for a quick recovery for your arm girl! Thank you for the reminder of just being thankful for all God has blessed us with even if life throws curve balls our way. Continue to keep us posted about your recovery (:

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      Thank you Nikki! Yes, being grateful certainly does help. Even when we are not faithful God always is. I appreciate all of your prayers, and I’m excited to get the splint off tomorrow! 😊

  • beckielindsey

    Emily, Oh my goodness! I’m so sorry about your arm and praying for a speedy and full recovery. But I must tell you, sweet sister, hearing about how it happened made me chuckle. I could see the same thing happening to me! Of course, being the godly woman that you are, you have used this to bring honor and glory to God.
    Thanks for allowing us to share your journey. You are a blessing!
    Merry Christmas!

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      Thank you Dan! I appreciate all of your prayers. I’m not going to lie, it can be very hard to maintain a positive attitude sometimes. But I know I’m healing and I’m so thankful for all God has done for me!

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