Look up and pray

Last weekend, I dreaded the long drive home from work. My husband was posted for surgery on the Saturday and I was burdened with housework, my daughter’s exam schedules and above all the little tensions that a health scare can cause in a family.

Being on steroids before the surgery ( which would help control his inflammation), his blood sugars had shot up. He was worried and his worries of course, coursed down to me.

Driving home in the evening traffic, I remember crying and unconsciously praying. I was praying all sorts of things- incoherently- all I know is I was crying. What I wanted was peace at home and not the constant troubles. One trouble free day before the surgery.

Today in my daily reading I see a message that says -“Look up and pray”  In the Psalms, Asaph prayed all night long and expressed feelings like he had been forgotten.  How similar his prayers were to mine. I prayed and prayed that all would be right in my home. I truly did not want to reach home that night.

But I did and things turned out exactly differently from what I thought they would be like. Husband was upbeat and all ready for the surgery. Seemed like the high blood sugars were not bothering him too much.

It is true, we can talk and ask anything from God- sometimes we might even criticize him for the way things have turned out in our lives but we can talk to him like he was our earthly Father.