Saturday, September 24, 2011

OK, God, I'm Listening!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

God has put some situations in my life recently that have really made me trust in him and he has definitely come through for me too.

Being a caregiver for senior citizens, I sometimes get called into homes and have no idea what I am getting into until I get there. For someone who is a planner and likes to be prepared, this has stretched me beyond my comfort zone.

One day I went to a lady’s home who was clearly a hoarder. She had mild dementia and her husband was in the hospital. She tended to wander outside, so I had to keep an eye on her and go out with her. Well the 3rd time we went outside, we closed the front door, but this time it was locked.

OMG, HELP….I prayed, literally.

I didn’t know what to do….it looked like it was going to rain, I had never been there before, and my phone was in the house. Well as she started searching her car (not really sure what she was looking for), I was trying not to panic. It was a split foyer, so I decided to check the windows and one was unlocked….. coincidence?! …. I think NOT ….. I think God provided me with a way to get out of this situation.

Oh, but remember the part about the hoarding?? Yes, the basement was full, but somehow I managed (God, again) to crawl over all the stuff without getting hurt or breaking any of it and making it back to the front door. Crisis averted and my lady was happy and safe back in her home.

All the trials of being a caregiver for the last 6 months have paid off. Monday I officially start my new job at Benton Middle School assisting a handicapped student. So now I have a schedule and a plan…..God’s plan, not mine!


1 comment:

  1. Sheila, I'm so happy you got your job and will have more of a regular schedule!

    What a day for you, though, to get locked out of the house and with your patient! I wish I had that on would be worth 10K!