Sunday, April 5, 2009

Remember Me

"Sovereign LORD, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time." Judges 16:28

This seems to be the cry of my heart every morning. I awake to a new day, yet I know I face the same heartache as the one before. I will leave shortly before 11am to spend my day at the hospital with my Dad. It's not that I don't want to be there. I do. I don't want to miss one moment of opportunity. I climb the stairs to the 7th floor with hope and anticipation each morning. Possibly. Just maybe. A miracle could happen, couldn't it? Within moments of my arrival that hope fades and I must embrace the reality of what is.

Thank you to all who prayed for our family meeting yesterday. As we prayed and sought God's will, He gave us undivided hearts. His presence surrounded us and I believe we have made some progress as to where we go from here. Many questions still are unanswered, but we are stepping forward and trusting God to continue to guide us.

In the same passage from Judges above, the following chapter said, "...the tribe of Dan was trying to find a place where they could settle..." As I've mentioned before, my Dad was referred to as "Dan" at his place of employment for 50 years. Although not his given name, it was the name his co-workers always used. Our greatest concern right now is finding a place where Dad can 'settle'. A place that will offer as much care and love as we long to give him. A place nearby so that we can continue seeing him daily. We are a close family and any degree of separation will do greater harm than good.

A few verses later in this same chapter I read, "For the LORD is watching over your journey." Oh Father, thank You. In Your infinite wisdom and sovereign love, please continue to guide and direct us. Help us trust Your Hand and know that You are providing for all our family.

And now, Lord, for that fresh strength I pray. Remember me today...just for today.

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Joyful said...

Lisa V., if you read this... THANK YOU for your message. Through you God reminded me today that He loves me! Hugs to you!!!

Lutiemom said...

Good morning,Joy. Each morning I look to see if there is new progress on your dad's situation. Isn't it amazing to see how the daily scriptures,.. written so long ago,.. apply yet to our lives today! Keeping you and "Dan" in our prayers,

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Praying for God's continuing guidance in the matter. His love for you is rich and full and more than ample to walk you through, friend.


Sheryl said...

Just want you to know I am praying. God is at work. His mercies are new every day.

From my heart,