Libby Baker Sweiger

Weaver of Everyday Tales

Pause for Prayer

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40

Mike and I

Mike is having surgery today and I am calling upon the Lord. Not because the surgery is dangerous, it’s routine hernia surgery, but because Mike is my true north. He is what guides my day after I get my marching orders from my Lord. He is whom I live to please and the love of my life. He is also not usually the patient. For many years, I have been the patient and he has been the caregiver. Now the roles will be reversed for a little while. I hope I can be half or more as kind and loving as he has been to me. As patient and as much of a servant. As truly giving and caring and with me in sickness and health. It’s so easy to be with someone in health.

Tomorrow, I will be the one waiting and praying. I am praying for strength now to be as good as waiting on the Lord as my dear Mike has been for me. I love this verse, “…those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”

I hope in the Lord for fast healing and great results for Mike tomorrow. For total restoration of his body and reinforcement of the hernia, his old Junior High one that “blew out” the doctor said. Lovely description! Reinforcement of stitches and the new mesh they use to make him stronger than before!

I entrust my life, my soul mate into the hands of the surgeon, into the hands of the Lord for safekeeping tomorrow that he will be restored to me better than new and that I will be a good nurse and helper I pray!

Thank you Lord, for the wonderful husband and help you have given me. Help me to be a great wife and the same good help to him tomorrow and in the coming days. Thank you!

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4 thoughts on “Pause for Prayer

  1. kylebedard on said:

    Prayers to Mike Libby. “In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.”

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  2. Lovely Libby, (Tears hitting the keys as I write) how beautiful!!!!! Know that I am standing in agreement with you in prayer for the love of your life. For I too know how you feel & love these precious gifts from God that He knew we would need in our lives!!! Give “Steamboat” a hug & my love. I am here when you call & there with you in spirit! I love you both & I will be waiting to hear from you with the GOOD news!!!

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  3. Marcia Mans on said:

    We will be praying too for a good recovery for Mike. Paul had hernia repair this past summer. It can be quite debilitating. Love to you both, Auntie Moosch

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  4. You both will pass with flying colors! Mike will come through surgery just fine and you will be his perfect nurse… Prayers coming to and for you!

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