Update: my 91 year old dad in the hospital since October due to strokes.
After hearing about the other prayer requests of people fighting for their lives, I felt guilty of asking for prayer. But I have learned to realize satan is becoming more present in situations and that God is omnipresent and can help not only those with loved ones fighting for their lives, but also us, who are needing God for comfort, care and healing emotionally as well as physically and mentally.
I still love it when a song comes on that means something to my situation and now I just listen and wait for God to speak. He has miraculously healed my dad. The therapists are not helping to walk as they said if he walks, then he will be a fall risk. I think this is insane and cruel, but it doesn’t matter what I think … I now know I can think and do whatever I want. I can jump up and down and complain OR I can be still and let God keep working through my father. Isn’t that really what I have been praying for all along???
I wanted my dad to walk again and to be back home and have life as usual – but God saved him from dying from the strokes, which was a miraculous event in itself. But everything is in God’s timing .. it isn’t time for my dad to walk. He isn’t in any pain and he is singing praises to God every day.
The man in the other bed in his room had stage 4 cancer. I overheard him on his phone telling everyone he has forgone treatment and is setting the date to die. This man heard my dad singing and praying many many times. He has now been moved to another room to have an assisted death and hope and pray he comes to know God.
We are now waiting for a long term care facility bed to open for my dad to be moved there. My mom is selling the house and moving in with my brother.
Please please continue to pray for us as we transition into this new phase of our lives and as stressful as it gets at times with dealing with the hospital and nurses etc that we remain still and let God work through us and that we remember God will never leave us.
I sign off today with my dad’s night time prayer when I left tonight: “I love you God, I love you Jesus, I love you Holy Spirit. Never leave me and I will never ever leave you”