Lord, prepare me

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It’s amazing how one day, one moment can change the course of your day or even your life.

As of this moment, I am sitting in a hospital room waiting for an ER doctor to help my brother. It’s just three of us here. In fact, it’s basically only three of us.  Most of my family has gone on and my other brother is in California. So, it’s jut us three -myself, my mom, and of course, my brother.

The rooms is as cold as it’s decor. The meds they gave my brother have made him drowsy.  He’s going in and out.  My mom sits pensive, concerned and, if I know her, she’s praying. Her eyes don’t seem to veer off my brother for more than a few minutes.

Oh yes.  This is my second visit to a hospital today. I was just at another hospital across town only 4 hours ago for another close family member.

Blogging is my therapy.

It’s wild. This morning started like any other, but without any warning the day brought the shock of unhappy news…twice.

However, I am convinced that God is faithful. After all, even though my day was burdensome, it could have been worse.

Each telephone call I received today could have been news of worse injury or even death (I’ve been there before-several times). You always have to focus on something praise-worthy. Every situation is just about always a “it could have been worse” scenario.

Juanita Bynum had a song a long time ago.  You may remember it. It was a prayer. I have adapted into my life:

Lord, prepare me for what lies ahead.”

“I don’t know what the future holds or where

it will lead, but I want to be used by thee. So, Lord prepare me”

I pray that often.

Well, I pray you’ll remember this post when you have a hard time. I hope it will trigger you to focus on the good while trusting God with the difficult.

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  1. I regret that I have gotten to this post later than I would have liked, such a full plate it’s been these past few weeks, but I pray that your brother is on the road to recovery…how is he doing now???

    I just posted something relating to trials and our perspective, along with an excerpt you may have read before, but worth the reminder.

    praying for you and your brother today….

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