It has been awhile since I have mentioned my sweet Grandma Flo. It has been 6 weeks since we were told by the doctors that she had cancer, and worse, that she had just a few days to live. I saw her on Saturday and I must say she does seem to be getting weaker. Just getting from her bed to the chair in her "TV" room tires her. She doesn't have much of an appetite either, but she is still eating. As I have said before, my Grandma belongs to Jesus, and when He takes her home, I know that I will see her again and I am so thankful for that. Her passing will be hard, but bearable because I know it will be temporary. Revelation promises us no more death, no tears. Hallelujah!
Ladies my prayer request today isn't specifically for my Grandma, although prayers for her are welcomed. My prayer request is for my family. I wish I could tell you that since I belong to Jesus everything in my life is wonderful. That because I am a Christian I don't have troubles. I would love to tell you that, but those of you who know Him, know that isn't true. Even Jesus said in John 16:33, "In the world you will have troubles, be of good cheer, I have overcome the world!" What He does promise is that we can pray, and that He hears. That He perfects that which concerns us. Well, I have a situation that concerns me greatly.
About two weeks ago my mother, two of her sisters, and one of her brothers (my mom is one of 8 kids) took my grandmother to the nursing home. Twenty-four/seven care is exhausting and they just couldn't do it anymore. Of course, nobody wants to go to the nursing home, but Grandma understood that it was time and went willingly. One of my mom's sisters did not agree with taking her to the nursing home (that's putting it MILDLY) and, several hours later, went to the nursing home and got her and took her back home (to my Grandma's home). I won't go into the horrible details. But, needless to say, you can imagine the uproar this has caused.
Please pray for God to move in this situation. I am at a loss as to how to pray, or what to pray for. Much has been said that can't be taken back. Feelings have been hurt. Can I just say that it is awful! But I know that NOTHING is too difficult for God. Nothing is too big for Him. I appreciate each one of you who lifts my family in prayer. We desperately need His hand to move.
I have put off sharing this with you. You never think that your family will have to deal with things like this and its certainly not something you want to tell others. But if you don't know, then you can't pray, and this situation needs to be bathed in prayer. My mother, as you can imagine, is heartbroken and I would specifically ask that you lift her up (her name is Donna) and pray for wisdom and strength and encouragement.
I know that God is in control. And I trust Him. I know nothing surprises Him, and this situation is no different. I know that together our prayers move the hand of God, and His hand changes everything. I anxiously await the victory. Thank you.