Monday, February 11, 2008

If Happy Little Bluebirds Fly...

I have those familiar words to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" running through my head. I have no idea why. Perhaps I'm just feeling a little overwhelmed by life and am wishing I was a happy little bluebird flying beyond the rainbow.

My MIL is still in the hospital and it's been a bit of a bumpy ride. It's hard not being there to monitor all that's going on, as she's been telling us that her care has been....well....less than satisfactory. We were told by the surgeon today that the hospital has experienced some major cutbacks and now they find themselves understaffed. We've heard rave reviews about this particular hospital, but truthfully, I have no idea what all the hype is about. They're simply NOT doing a very good job.

Besides obvious things going on, there are little "undercurrents" of worry threatening to steal my joy. They're mostly little things, but they are, nonetheless, things I can't do anything about.

So, in the midst of circumstances I cannot control, I find myself being reminded that God watches over these things, and He doesn't always let us see what He's doing behind the scenes. In fact, most of the time, He doesn't allow us that privilege! Those of you that know my personality know that I don't "let go" well and have a tendency to want to control everything around me. I can't do that right now. These circumstances are truly not in my hands. They never were. But they are in HIS.

For now I'll trust in Him and remember that He alone can make my "troubles melt like lemondrops."


Glass Half Full said...

I understand.....completely!

Be rested. Comforted. JESUS IS PEACE!!!


mom on a mission said...

My husband is a nurse, so..say no more! I totally understand where you're coming from. Ditto what Lori said!! Letting go means being free to keep your peace, to rest in Him, to trust fully. Why do we fight it so??