Sunday, March 18, 2007

Asking for Wisdom

This week at work I have a rather large challenge. I am dealing with a case we call a code 33.
The client is in severe depression/alcoholism/ Agression/ a history of Cult abuse.
It is so easy to be judgemental and just give up on the guy. I feel compelled to do more than that.
I remember Sid talking about speaking the Opposite about what You see or what others say (If it is negative). In doing so I have been the only one asked for to come back and see this gentleman. I always need to go with a PSW. (for physical safety).

It is hard because I see the Physical. As do the other staff who have seen this man. However I know God sees the deepest part of this mans Sorrow , Grief, Guilt and whatever else he is struggling with.

He will refuse An Ambulance or going to the Hospital/Clinic. Even when is despirate need. He will lay in bed and soil himself to the point I have to glove, gown and mask before attending to Him. He and his girl friend are often found drunk and uncooperative and have been verbally and physically abusive to other staff. Then sometimes they are sweetest people (despirate for kind words).
It has gotten so bad over the last few months that Mental health and Rehab need to assess him for his ability to be a deadly threat to himself.
My heart aches to see Him Restored starting in His heart.
I know these types of cases are out there and it is easy to make fast judgement.

I'm Praying for Gods Wisdom. I look to the Promise of James 1:5 were it says: " If any of you lacks wisdom (thats me!) , he should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."

I know we need Wisdom for our Kids our Marriages and so much more.

Even though I am late into this reformation 21 day thingy....I will resolve to daily make a plan to continually come to God for Wisdom. I know my patient is not the only place I need to find"His Strength in My Weakness."

Our new Puppy "Rollie" is certainly a challenge in getting used to having her and training her.
Puppy classes are coming in April (much needed!)(for training me as well!)

I Love Speaking Out (Typing Out) Gods Promises. He is true to His Promises and that is such a great assurance!

God Bless Your Week!


Amy said...

Mike deals with cases like this on a daily basis...and it is SO easy to see through human eyes and judge it as well. Sometimes you even turn hard towards some of the circumstances.
But God loves them just as much as he loves us.
I will be thinking and praying for you.
God bless.

Jen said...


I will be praying for your patient to see Jesus, and be touched by Him in His deepest places. Also that the Spirit of wisdom would be all over you as you minister to him both in his physical body, and in his spirit man.

"Lord, help Tamar see your child with your eyes, and be able to minister to the deep hurts of his life....prepare his heart for her visit, may he be sober, and in his right mind, so that he can see and hear you...give Tamar strength, and protection."

Nana Cheryl said...

Sometimes our "window of opportunity" to speak God's words is very narrow. Praying that God gives you wisdom and the right words that convey HIS healing to this man's heart.

God Bless you as you shine in dark places. :o)

Cheryl said...

I know God will show you His wisdom and perspective.

I also know you can hear His voice very clearly, so go ahead and try Him on this............. He will show Himself miraculous to and through you.