Psalm 143:8; Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul....
King David prayed in the morning and then watched and waited for God to speak to his heart.
Although King David was loosing hope and he was caught with paralyzing fear he still came to the Lord in prayer. He expressed his true feelings. His prayer was not self-centered. He prayed for God's will in his life. This showed God's mercy and grace in his life.
This weekend at work I took care of a patient who came out of the OR after having brain surgery.
I have an amazing privilege of seeing some of God's miracles every week when I work. This particular case was interesting to me because I had never seen such amazing faith from the patient herself. How this lady touched my life is hard for me to put into words. She said she knew something was not right deep inside of her soul because of the symptoms she was having. Being a nurse helped her know that something was terribly wrong. She had been very healthy and active all her life with no problems. After several Dr. visits they found the problem.
She said she did the only thing she knew to do and that was to reach out to God himself in prayer. She said she did not pray for God to deliver her from this but for God to pull her through it if it was His will!! Wow!!!! Did you get that? Not to take this thing away, but to give her the power and the strentgh to endure this and to glorify HIM through this. The minute I walked into her room His prescence was over-whelming to me. The Holy Spirit in me recognized the Holy Spirit in her. At times it was hard for me to stand close to her bed and do the things I needed to do to her as her nurse because the minute she would speak it was all about God and all I could do was weep. It wasn't because I was sad or because she was not going to be ok; it was simply that I could sense God's presence all over her. It was the first time that I truly saw His Mercy and His Grace radiating off of someone. It seemed to be from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet. I can't explain it. I am in awe that I got to witness this. It was truly amazing. A miracle!
It was beautiful to hear this woman who had major brain surgery with her head being cut from one end to the next, and all she could talk about was how amazing her God is! She is an amazing example of what God is looking for. His eyes are looking to and fro for someone, anyone that is going to trust him. Wow... He certainly found it that day!
She explained that she never prayed a self-centered prayer through this ordeal. She knew her God and trusted him. She said He would either deliver her through this storm or He would bring her home to him. (And yes she has kids and a husband like most of us.) She looked beyond what she wanted. Don't miss this, let me say that again. SHE LOOKED BEYOND WHAT SHE WANTED!!!!! She wanted the will of God to be followed through. Isn't that amazing. God was Glorified through this entire thing. She stood the test. Her Faith was amazing. She knows her God. She knows that not even death could separate her from her Father. She surrendered to Him.
Living in a fallen world most of us will at some point in our lives have to deal with paralyzing fear, losing hope and even sometimes some form of depression. It is in those times when we feel that we can't pull ourselves out, that we must surrender our lives to him by prayer and BELIEVE that God is who He says He is....... Let us all strive to glorify the Father no matter what curve ball this thing called LIFE throws our way. This precious lady was such a blessing to me. She took her eyes off of her own circumstance and kept her gaze on the things above. She helped me grow my FAITH to a deeper level with God. That's what it is all about. We must live our lives so that no matter what our own circumstances are we keep our eyes focused on the things above and in return we become examples to others.
When it looks like our world is falling down around us and their seems to be no hope left, let people see that we are not falling with it. That there is a God in heaven who holds us in the palm of his hands. It is then that God is glorified and people will notice that their is something different about us and who knows they may even want to know what is it that gives us that kind ofPEACE that surpasses all understanding................even when our world is falling apart....
Building my Faith one day at a time,