1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[let us] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[let us] rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[let us] also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
- Romans 5 (NIV)
For those who have been wondering or praying, the knot in my leg seems to be only a deep bruise. It should resolve itself and start to shrink, though doctor warns this may take a very long time. If it continues to grow I am to have it looked like again as these kinds of bruises occasionally develop their own blood supplies and become problematic that way. If it resolves at it should, there is no real reason for concern, like there was when it was thought to be a clot. Praise the Lord!