The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait
quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
The sign in the above photo could spell “no hope” for most people. Yet over the past six days we have watched as my husband’s brother was taken to ER and then hospitalized, and ultimately transferred to a nursing facility. The words “nursing home” could have caused us to feel beyond hope.
Do we give up hope simply because life has changed for Bob’s brother and his wife? Not at all! Hope still abides if we only believe in our Lord. These verses confirm that promise. Our hope has only changed: instead of prayers for healing we now pray for comfortable days and good care, instead of seeing our brother struggle to walk we see him confined to a wheelchair, instead of continuing to be in his home he has been moved to a different home. These things have changed. Our hope still rests in the Lord to comfort all of us as transitions and changes settle in.
Father, we ask that you continue to watch over our family and especially our brother. Help him maintain that sense of calm we saw yesterday when we had to come home. Let him know that you are sitting beside him each and every day. Please keep your hand on his caregivers that their touch and care will be compassionate and loving. In the name of your Son, I pray.
Visiting Barbie at Fresh Brewed Sundays
Photo credit: Jodi Green