I’m not gonna lie…. Healthcare has never been an easy profession. Yes – it is so very rewarding…. but oh so challenging.
And, with the past couple years bringing unimaginable challenges – it’s hard not to have a bit of trepidation going into 2022 filled with thoughts like these:
Will this abominable virus surge again?
Will I lose more colleagues and friends?
How long can we sustain caring for such a large influx of patients?
Will we fight alone or will the general public support us in our battle rather than fight against us in every attempt made to help everyone survive this (masking, social distancing, vaccines, etc.)?
So…. the words spoken as we began our leadership huddle in prayer this morning lifted my heart as they helped silence the fearful voices in m my head:
“God, whatever this new year brings – You come with it.”
You may not be working in healthcare during one of the deadliest pandemics of all history, but I bet you’re going through something. And I imagine you don’t want to be blindsided by more traumatic events as we roll into a new year either….
So take solace in this, friend. Whatever you are walking into in 2022, your Maker is already there.
We all know people who are breathing but are so very far from alive. Maybe we’ve even lived that way ourselves for a season – in a kind of sleepwalking state where we are practically corpses but still forging through the motions of life. In some ways, this is more heartbreaking than actual physical death because it doesn’t have to be that way.
Jesus died and lives again so it doesn’t have to be that way….
Today my heart is heavy for people living but not fully alive. I am praying for the “same power that raised Christ from the dead” to resurrect the living dead from the spirits of lethargy, apathy, and hopelessness that have been preventing them from living the abundant, powerful, hope-filled life Christ died to give them.
May we all live as ones fully alive so the life in us can resurrect others who so desperately need to experience life… realLIFE (Living In Freedom Everyday).
As the prophet Ezekiel did when he was faced with a vision of of hundreds of corpses (Ezekiel 37:1-14, I speak life into “dry bones”. And, in Jesus Name, those weary souls will have no choice but to dance with joy again because my God has given me power to raise the dead!
So if you’ve been feeling dead inside, you’re not reading this blog by I accident. I speak life to you now in Jesus Name. And open your mouth and use your own words to speak life to yourself. No more corpse-like living! It’s time for your resurrection.
As we begin this new week, may we rise up each day with joyful expectation and watchful hearts so we don’t miss the miraculous beauty and moving moments our Heavenly Father pours out on us – strengthening us to tackle every task with excellence and passionate artistry.
May we be “just like our Daddy”. He is our Amazing Creator.
So, may we walk into this week looking to create beauty: leaving every place we step better than we found it rather than just trying to make it through and get things done.
Father, open our hearts to see the beauty, and empower our wills and our spirits to add to it. In Jesus Name….
God, help me to humble myself and pray for others, rather than trying to humble others and praise myself. Forgive me for getting it backwards.
In Jesus Name.
“If My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” – II Chronicles 7:14
“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8
So to my friends who have given or are still going to: #ThankYou! And to all the #SingleMoms, #YouAreAMAZING!! (BTW, you can click any of the links
In this blog to view the GoFundMe Campaign I am referring to. And if you want to help by giving, praying, or sharing the campaign, that would be amazing!)
And, #AmazingGod, thank You for showing over and over again that You are a #GoodGoodFather!
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Thanks so much! Hope you all are having a wonderful Easter weekend!