Sunday, March 8, 2009

Feeling Fatherless

"Our father died in the wilderness..." Numbers 27:3

I've got to be brutally honest here. I read that statement by the daughters of Zelophehad, and my breath caught in my throat.

Right now, my Daddy is in the "wilderness". Last night he didn't even recognize his daughter while visiting. He has wandered into be-wilderness.

I can find strength to handle the physical challenges, but not being known by my Daddy leaves me feeling fatherless.

The Lord gently and graciously provided for Zelophehad's daughters and I know He will care for me, yet my heart is broken.

Please Lord...for a sign of recognition today I pray.



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7 comments:

Lori said...

Dear Joy, My heart pains for you and words simply cannot say how sorry I am that you are going through this. We lean to our all-knowing God to get through today. I pray that today He will bring encouragement where there is dispair. I pray that he will grant wisdom and guidance to the medical stafff. I pray today for a light to shine through this dark tunnel. Sweet sister, know that all of us are praying for your father. God hears us; we wait on Him for his timing. Love,and prayers, Lori - Mesa, AZ

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

prayers for you...

you are not alone.

peace~elaine

Laura said...

Your daddy is in His hands. As are you, my friend. I lift you up...

Chef Diane said...

Joy,

Even though this is such a painful and difficult time in your life, I am hearing such strenght from you. The love of your father sounds like such a special kind. It doesn't surprise me how God has allowed you to be the one to bring strenght and calmness to your loved ones.
It may feel like a whirlwind inside and I can't imagine the pain of seeing your father as he is but one day he will be in a place where he is whole and with all his senses. There will be no pain and no wilderness. God will give you what you need to get through this, lean on him. Allow Him to use you to be your fathers strenght.
God bless,
Diane

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Dear sweet Joy,

I am so glad to hear from you through this post. I have been worried. I have been praying. I had so hoped he would be his old self by tonight....I know you hoped so even more so than anyone! I have seen my parents ...both of them....not know who I was.....and there's not much that can hurt any more than that. It's devastating. I pray that SOON your Daddy will get well and will be able to have sweet communion with you and your family again.

I pray God will bless you, will comfort you, will lessen your fears, and will be MORE than you ever asked Him to be!

Love you sister!

Marilyn

God's girl said...

Joy, I pray that your Heavenly Father would fill your heart with an overwhelming love for you as you face this journey.

(((Hugs)))
Heaven

Sheryl said...

Oh Joy, I am so sorry. This is such a dark time for you. Cling to the our Father who is the LIGHT.

Please know that I am praying for you.

Sheryl