Lord, prepare me

Lord prepare me

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 just us three: myself, my mom, and of course, my brother. It’s hard. That’s just the way it is. Life can just be tough at times. I often pray “Lord prepare me for my life”

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 of consciousness.  

My mom sits pensive, concerned, and, if I know her, she’s praying silently.

Her eyes don’t seem to veer off my brother for more than a few minutes at a time. 

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 keeps me sane in the quiet moments. Thank you for being here with me.

It’s wild. Yesterday was boring and today, I’m praying Lord prepare me for this day.

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 so much worse. 

God is still good.

Each telephone call I received today could have been news of worse injury or even death (I’ve been there before several times).

Lord prepare me

Christian woman, focus on the blessing.

You always have to focus on something praise-worthy or else you’ll plummet. Almost every situation is an “it could have been worse” scenario. But, for the grace of God.

Juanita Bynum recorded a beautiful 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.

Update: God really is so faithful. Both family members are well and thriving today almost 11 years later.

Listen to Valerie Boyd sing this song.

1 thought on “Lord, prepare me”

  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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