3 Facts for the Day

22 04 2013

1. Somedays I feel like my life is like a classroom, and I’m the eager student soaking in each lesson as it comes. It seems that so many instances in our day to day comings and goings can be learned from. I observed a clinical situation today with an extremely critical patient. The patient, though still critical, improved significantly after a very small and simple intervention. The patient was surrounded by monitors of all types, assisted by multiple machines, and being pumped full of numerous medications. As I looked at it all, I could see how it would be so easy to miss the forest for the trees. Often, the simplest explanation or intervention is all the answer you need. It’s easy to forget that, and inadvertently complicate things. How often do I do that?
2. There are so many things in life that you know that you know, yet you seem to forget. Know what I mean? You know your family loves you, but you may still need reassurance through words and actions that affirm their affection. It may be something at work, that you know how to do, but have to constantly, mentally remind yourself of the steps. This morning I found myself having to remember to surrender my day over to God. I know that He’s in control. I know that He has my best interests at heart. I know He won’t forsake me. So, where does worry or stress fit into that equation? It doesn’t. I know that, but find that I have to remind myself of it often. I find that scripture, song, and prayer helps me recall. Worry and stresses can be like those trees I spoke of earlier. It clouds your vision, and you miss that the simplest answer is there. Surrender is simple. It’s just not always easy.
3. So what’s the answer to this dilemma? Well, hold on now. Not so fast. There I go again searching for that elusive solution. When a patient codes or goes into cardiac/respiratory arrest, it’s important to give all the life saving treatments, but don’t forget the most simple and often overlooked task. Check the blood sugar. You could just have a bottomed out diabetic who needs some glucose. Maybe I shouldn’t strain my eyes trying to see the answer, but instead close them, calm myself, and allow the solution to surface. This is surrender. Realizing that you don’t have all the answers, so therefore stop fidgeting about trying to milk it out of thin air. You’ll end up like a drowning man, thrashing about and using up all your energy when a buoy was just over the next wave. If you could have treaded water, your lifesaver would have pulled you from the tumultuous surf. Throw up your hands and admit you don’t know. That’s when it will come. The answer is there. Matthew 6:33- But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.
That is all 🙂

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5 responses

22 04 2013
joeystephenson

I love this god can help with anything I love reading ur bkigs

22 04 2013
joeystephenson

Hey I like ur blog’s

22 04 2013
Brie

Thanks so much!

22 04 2013
joeystephenson

I am trying this thing I aint good at yet but I am trying

22 04 2013
Brie

It takes a lot of work. You’ll get there.

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