Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Letting HIS Will Be Done

This is something I struggle with everyday. Letting HIS Will be done instead of what I want. I know I am not the only one who struggles with this but sometimes I feel so alone when I am going through a hard time with this.

My struggle right now is letting HIS will be done in my grandfather's (my mom's dad) health. Yesterday (Monday 02/01/2010) my Papaw had a heart attack. My grandma rushed him to the ER where they stopped the attack and admitted him to the hospital. They said originally that they would need to do an angiogram to determine where the blockage is and then place stents. Well, after the angiogram was performed the doctor told my mom and grandma that things were not as they originally suspected. They were worse. Papaw would need to be med-flighted over to the AR Heart Hospital and need to undergo an open heart surgery. This scares me to death seeing as his heart is already so weak!

I know that God has his own plan for all of us but I want my Papaw so badly to stay here with us. I am not ready to let him go! I want him to meet his new great-grandbaby! I know that is so selfish but I can't help it. That is the human in me.

So I am most definitely struggling with letting God's will take precedence over mine. It is hard. But I am trying hard too! I am praying daily that HIS will be done. I know things will be ok if Papaw goes to heaven but it is not going to be an easy road for my family. My grandmother is an alcoholic, I worry so much over what will happen if she is left widowed. My family is in AR. I live in TN. I am about 150 miles from them. I want to be able to be there and take care of everything but I have my family and my life here to take care of too. So that is causing me a lot of guilt. My mom is there and she is handling things pretty well (I guess as well as expected).

But I am struggling constantly with trying to not be so selfish in wanting things done my way...It is ultimately not our decision..but HIS!


I just talked to my mom and my Papaw will be having a quadruple bypass. The date of the surgery is still unknown. My grandma is drinking pretty heavy right now and we are all worried about her. They have not transferred him to the AR Heart Hospital yet but they will be doing that before tonight. Thanks for the prayers!


  1. I found your blog from BlogFrog, and this post really touched me. Seventeen months ago, I lost my very dear step-mom to a long battle with MS. It was time for her to go home to heaven, but still so hard to let go. Harder still, because I was (am) living in Brazil, while my Dad was (is) in MO, far from his family (in TX). I worried - what would Dad do all alone???

    One thing I have learned since then - trust in God to provide the care and keeping of the loved ones left behind, and let go of the guilt of being far away. He knew, before anything happened, that you'd be living where you are living. He is not surprised. And He does have your Grandma's best at heart, even if that doesn't look like how we want it to.

    Praying for your PawPaw, your Grandma, your family and your heart in all of this. I know it is not easy to trust Him, but over the years, I've seen His hand too many times to not believe.

  2. Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
    In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.
    —Proverbs 3:5-6

    Cori, I am very sorry all this is happening to you and your family. I will be praying for you.

    I wish I knew the ultimate solution to fully trusting God and lettings His will be done. But guess what? I struggle with this too! ;-)

    Just rest assured that God knows your heart, don't feel bad!