We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. – (Psalm 33:20, NIV)
So we will wait for the Lord. He helps us and protects us. – (Psalm 33:20, ERV)
We live with hope in the Eternal. We wait for Him, for He is our Divine Help and Impenetrable Shield. – (Psalm 33:20, VOICE)
This morning, I woke in a surreal space as I am still trying to process reality. Last evening, my mom fell in her apartment and was injured. Thankfully, she was in a space where help was available right away, and after my sister arrived, mom was taken to the ER by ambulance. The good news is that she did not hit her head, but the challenge is that she broke her hip and will be having surgery either this afternoon or tomorrow. Another point of gratitude is that she was able to be transferred to a bigger hospital with a remarkable surgeon, and said surgeon is available and now in charge of mom’s care. Being 4.5 hours away makes for a heavy heart for me. I am one to hop in the car and get wherever I need to be, but unfortunately, such a trip would not be beneficial right now, as visitors are limited, and my sister is able to be present. This is the sort of space where I must wait in hope, and trust that God is mom’s Healer and Help in this painful place she is in. If you are one to pray, please include mom, as she needs extra strength to navigate surgery and the recovery process.
Lord, we are waiting,
With hope held in You;
Our faithful Healer,
And peace that is true.
With thanks, we trust You,
And all that You are;
Our hope and our help,
Wherever we are.
May Your protection,
Surround and bring peace;
Our great Comforter,
Through Whom love won’t cease.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our help and our protection throughout all our days. Thank You that despite what we see or do not understand, You are present to strengthen, give help and hope. Forgive us for our frustrations and fears when bad things happen. Teach us to lean further into You, for You are our hope, our help, our strength, and our protection in all things. Show us how to love those around us through challenges in ways that further our faith. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we trust You to be our help and protection, and to be overwhelmingly present for mom. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. – Psalm 124:8