In today’s post, I share how my life changed for the better when I started each day by surrendering it to God in prayer by asking Him to “teach me to do Your will, Lord.” At times, it seems like a bold prayer but His plan is always perfect.
I’ll never forget the day. I had been working over 100 hours a week in my private practice; I worked at the office seeing patient after patient during the day before writing up patient reports in the evening. I returned home at midnight or one in the morning for a quick shower and short nap before returning to the office by three or four in the morning to start the next day. My husband had been diagnosed with cancer, and I took it on as my responsibility to work more to compensate for what he couldn’t do.
The problem was, God never asked me to be my own provider. I appointed myself to that role, and He let me follow my own free will until I learned to do His.
That morning I was assessing a patient when I doubled over in pain. Moments later, I was on my way to the emergency room. What ensued was two surgeries, five months of medically-induced bedrest, dwindling down from 113 pounds to a skeletal 74, and being kept alive on IV-hydration and nutrition.
I could no longer be a doctor for my patients, much less much of a wife or mother. The longer I remained on bedrest, the more depressed I became. If that was going to be my life, I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue living. I questioned my worth and my identity. If I could no longer be a doctor, what good was I?
Today, I’m sharing at Lyli Dunbar’s site about the power of prayer. Please join me there to read the rest of this article: When You Need To Pray “Teach Me To Do Your Will, Lord”