Saturday, January 02, 2010

a sobering start

i would like to have a good start - something nice, something happy to set an optimistic tone or mood for the rest of the year.

but it was not to be.

a patient i was watching over on new year's eve unfortunately developed serious complications & whose life now is hanging by a thread.

how precarious life is.....

& what thin line that separates the living from the dead......

but i have hope & assurance for the year & beyond....

because even though i journey through the valley of the shadow of death, His rod & His staff, they comfort me.....


and, His grace is sufficient for me.

22 comments:

HappySurfer said...

Life is precarious, indeed. Hope your patient recovers soon.

Doc, best wishes for a happy new year and one filled with everything you wish for. Cheers!

Yan said...

Yes, we could lean upon the great fact: 'The Lord is my shepherd.'"

Before us is a new year, we are unsure of the future, but with us is a shepherd's love, protection, and care. To add on, if I may -

Thy way, O God, is holy.
What god is great like our God? (Psalms 77:13 RSV)

suituapui said...

Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven...

ilene said...

I couldn't have said it any better than Yan did. It's all in God's hands.

Superman said...

Hope your patient will be ok very soon. Your patient got doc like you to look after, sure will be ok very soon.
Hope the new year is really good for all of us. Happy New Year!

Bengbeng said...

A sobering start to the new year. Happy new year doc.

Unicorn Girl said...

Psalm 23 comes to my mind :)

missyc said...

Despite 'HAPPY' making its rounds these past days, others predicament makes us having to be reservedly happy inwardly.

the song Dont worry be Happy doesn't seem to rock these days anymore.

Anonymous said...

happy new year!

psalms 90v 17

psalms 115 v 14


just me

doc said...

Happysurfer,

thanks.

the patient has miraculously woken up but is still not out of the woods yet.

blessed new year to you & your family.

doc said...

Yan,

thanks.

yes, indeed, our God is truly a caring & loving Shepherd.

doc said...

STP,

amen.

doc said...

Ilene,

Yan says the right things, doesn't she?

God has been doing the healing because the patient just woke up today.

doc said...

Superman,

thanks.

blessed new year to you & your family.

doc said...

Beng,

blessed new year to you & your family.

doc said...

Unicorn Girl,

that must be your favourite psalm, too?

doc said...

MissyC,

inwardly happy is more true than outwardly happy, don't you think?

yeah, hardly hear that song on the radio these days.

doc said...

Just me,

blessed new year to you & your family.

Adino said...

Well, you can view the patient waking up miraculously as an optimistic start for the new year.

When things are beyond out control, we can trust in God to lead us through.

doc said...

Adino,

thanks.

shall post about the miraculous recovery.

reanaclaire said...

to live is for Christ.. to die is for gain...

doc said...

Claire,

may we live & die daily for Him.

amen.