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Afraid Of Dying During Surgery

I am having major surgery in a couple of weeks. I find myself extremely nervous -- even terrified of this. It seems I think about dying and that is what scares me. Why would a Christian be so afraid of dying? Is this perhaps an insight to the state of my relationship with Christ?

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 ---Debbie on 5/2/06
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Stand on the Rock! He is perfect love, and perfect love casts out fear! Jesus died to help us overcome the fear of death, so quit worrying! If you love the Lord, then you'll get to go be with Him anyways. You shouldn't even be afraid of the pain you might suffer while you're in sergury, because you'll be asleep anyways. That seems like the way to go to me! Lol! If you've run the race, then just keep running, brother! You're almost at the finish line! Your reward is waiting there, and His name is Jesus! What does an athelete do towards the end of his race? He runs harder and as fast as he can! Press in, brother! Shout glory to God, and pull as many people out of darkness as you can on your way into the eternal glory of our God! Praise Jesus!
---BryanG on 2/8/09


Charli, If you were dying, as His child, God would give you dying grace. You don't have that grace and comfort now so we will give you 3 days to recover from your surgery. Come back here on the 8th of Feb and tell us all about it.
We will pray for you.
God Bless.
---Elder on 1/27/09


I am having surgery on the 5th of Feb. and I want to be with the Lord. I know he wants me, but if it is not the right time, I will wake from this surgery. Then I can spend more time with the hurts and pain and tears in this world. If He is ready for me, I am ready for him. There is nothing in this world for me. Yes, I have children and grandchildren, but Jesus is my Father and I want him most.
Have no fear, my dear, He is with you even now.

Charli
---Charli on 1/24/09


Debbie, you have a blood bought right to a sound mind where no fear abides. Jesus bore a crown of thorns so that your life "would not hang in doubt before you". Now your life is hid with Christ in God. Simply place your trust in the work that Jesus did.
---Linda6563 on 11/21/07


This is only normal and get some sedatives from your doctor. I am afraid also.
Let Go and let God take care of all.
God Bless You!
---Mike on 2/4/07




It is normal to be afraid of surgery. I just had a kidney removed, and doing fine. I still hurt but it has only been 2 weeks. I had this fear, of what if something went wrong during this surgery. but I had to remind myself that God is there with me and if it die, then I will wake up in Glory Land.
---Rebecca_D on 5/20/06


A few years ago when I was dxed with gall-bladder trouble, and advised to have it removed, I wanted to hurry up and just get the darned thing over with. The same now with my incipient cataracts.

But if you are fearful about having your surgery at this time, maybe you should postpone it, or get a second--and maybe third and fourth--opinions.
---Jack on 5/5/06


Alan What you wrote is what most of us feel concerning death. I heard Charles Stanley say once,"If you had faith, why did you worry last night?" Yes, if we could just trust with all our hearts we would not worry so much. There always seems to be that little doubt, so small that we want prove many times. Our whole lives is now on faith, and it will get you through it all, blessings to you on this surgery. Doesn't matter if your faith is small, God will increase it. He knows what you feel.
---Lupe2618 on 5/2/06


Debbie, I certainly understand where you are coming from. Back in 1996 I had gallbladdar surgery and I was afraid to die as well, even though I am a Christian. I believe it is a normal feeling. "Jesus, I pray for Debbie and her upcoming surgery, I pray that you comfort her and those around her, and please give her the peace that passes all understanding to help her get through this, in Jesus name, Amen."
---Lissa on 5/2/06


God loves you so much he allowed his only Son to pay your sin debt, He did this freely, we did or could do nothing for it, just believe it.
Besides, what is the worse thing that could happen, die and experience true happiness, no more pain or illness. Focus on what is gained, not loss. Better way to look at this that you could be going HOME!
---Jerry on 5/2/06




Debbie, I will certainly keep you lifted up in prayer. I would think you'd want to see Jesus, but maybe you're not ready and love life down here. Keep your mind fixed upon JESUS's face, his piercing eyes filled with love, and imagine Him coming down a hundred marble steps (from His throne) and hugging you and comforting you. That's what I did when I went into surgery 2 years ago.
---Donna9759 on 5/2/06


I love Alan's answer, and his wit. He's right Debbie, I've had several serious surgeries and wondered if I'd awaken, obviously I did! God knew my heart and my fears and I gave it all to Him. My heart was right with Him, and I knew my family would grieve my loss if I died. However I knew what my eternity held if I died. Give all your worries to God and be in peace. If you care to chat, my penpal addy is barba7434, God bless.
---NVBarbara on 5/2/06


Debbie, your fear is very normal but I'm sure your doctor advised you and briefed you about the procedure, etc.

Everyone is afraid of dying even those who claim they don't. To me you're normal.

I will say a prayer for you so God gives wisdom to your doctor to perform a successful surgery on you.
---A_Catholic on 5/2/06


# 2 I do not think such "fears" are to be belittled, they are on a completely different plane to our joyful expectation of going to be with Jesus.
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/2/06


# 1 Just what is your fear?
I think I would be afraid of dying, and indeed the eventual prospect is not a very happy one in terms of worldly matters and family relationships. After all, I want to see all my chldren married, not just one, and would love to see grandchildren, as well as seeing what happens in the world, things like will we be rid of our preposterous government?
I think too, that my children would be sad not to have the benefit of my enormous wisdom and my marvellous conversation.
---alan8869_of_UK on 5/2/06


Is death more powerful than Christ? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God? Have you ask him to forgive your sins and save your soul? I already know that the answer to All these questions is yes. Therefore be calm all is well, for what ever happens to you will be the best for you. This truth is based on the Word of God.
---mima on 5/2/06


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Say to Father (in your own words), "Thank you for not giving me a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind, and that this sound mind was purchased when Jesus shed blood from His brow. I ask you Father to remove all thoughts of fear from me so that I may experience Your peace and rest in my soul." Now believe not because you prayed but because Jesus finished the work and Father hears you. "If we know that He hears us, then we have the petitions we ask of Him."
---Linda6563 on 5/2/06


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