An Unknown Path


In just a few hours, my path takes me toward the unknown. Today is the day I have been anxious about for weeks. I will be evaluated today to determine if I am a good candidate for a kidney transplant. My doctor insists that I will have a longer life, and a better quality of life, with a transplant as opposed to daily dialysis.

I am comfortable with dialysis now. After more than a year, I have accepted dialysis as my lifeline, and change is frightening. Surgery is frightening. Being weak again during recovery is frightening. But today a friend called my attention to these words:

Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.

I intend to hang on to that wise thought. I intend to summon my tucked away courage and move forward one step at a time. I intend to meet with my medical team today and to trust God for whatever comes of it. I intend to be brave enough to travel the unknown path before me.

I am grateful to have a God who holds my future in loving hands. And though I cannot see the path ahead, I have a traveling companion I trust completely. Thanks be to God.

4 thoughts on “An Unknown Path”

  1. Praying for your courage and the seed of excitement of God’s path to be planted deep within your heart. May it grow and cover you in good health and strength!!


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