"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 24:18
"The computers are down."
This is not a comment we welcome at home, at work or anywhere. In this techno-savvy, needy world, such words produce dismay, grunts and heavy sighs. But i must say, for me, the weight of those words were heaviest when echoed in the emergency room.
"The computers are down?! What does that mean?! Can you help me or do i need to go to another hospital?!"
Yesterday's routine at school was disrupted with chest pressure. With a strong urging to seek medical attention, my uneasiness only intensified with the downing of computers in the hospital at the moment i arrived. Really??! Right now? If i didn't have a heart issue before, surely the stress of the moment would induce one.
I am thankful so say the computers were eventually restored and all necessary tests were performed. Finally, i was allowed to leave with doctor appointments to follow next week. Yesterday i was reminded each moment is precious. In all the heartaches, the disappointments, the hurts, the shocks, the anger, the mistakes, the let downs in life we experience -- these seasons will pass. And if we allow and cooperate with God, He will bring healing as He strengthens and grows our faith.
In the pain and in the joy, God is with us and in control. I am celebrating the moments... each one. May your next breath be a prayer of thanks to our Father too.
friend, we are loved and chosen by God,