where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Do I know Ps. 121 to be true - oh yes I do! I do know it to be true, but in a whole new way as of yesterday. My daddy has had a stroke or brain bleed as I am learning. This makes no sense to me as he truly is the most in shape and healthy man I know. This is not just a proud daughter speaking, this is the truth!
Dad can not move his left side and has trouble speaking clearly, but I know it could be so much worse. My brother asked him what his first car was and he answered with no trouble. I think my brother and I put him through a more strenuous test than the doctor. As far as I am concerned we can start physical therapy tomorrow. ha!
What does all this mean? I wonder myself. Mom has recently had shoulder surgery and cant help move dad for a number of weeks. This is another time I find it a privilege to not be working at a real job so that I can be of service to my family. What an honor.
I will hold tightly to these scriptures above that came to my mind first thing this morning as I was a waken by the new sights of hospital waiting room, the new smell of sterilization, and the new sounds of terrible snore(ers) and constant alarms of code red, blue, and all the colors of the rainbow that now send me into a panic!
But I do know that nothing has changed with my Lord. He is the same yesterday, today, and even tomorrow. I know He will not let my daddy stumble and is watching over his coming and going. I know that when I don't understand and cannot grasp this new path we are embarking on I can lift my eyes to the hills from where my Help comes, the maker of the heavens and earth! My help comes from the Lord and this is all I know to be true for today!! It is enough because He is!
I love you daddy, I love you Father!