Code Blue by Barb Witt

“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD,

who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2 ESV)

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I was nineteen years old. I was in a new city. No friends. No family. I had just been hired on at a

local hospital. It was small but seemed large to my nervous eyes. I was a Nurse’s Aide assigned to the OB-GYN floor. I knew absolutely nothing about OB-GYN. But there I stood, being introduced to the RNs on the floor, my new bosses.

I said a little prayer, “Father, help me in this new place. Help me to learn and grow in this position. Help me find some friends and not feel so alone, please.”

I did learn and I loved my job.  I learned a lot. And I got to know people. Lucy was my favorite RN. She was from Cuba. She always had a ready smile. She taught me many things about more than just nursing. And she believed in my instincts.

One afternoon I had a patient brought back to her room from surgery. I was doing vitals, and one of the things we were to look for was patient response. She wasn’t responding the way I thought she should. I went to one of the nurses and explained, and she didn’t pay much attention to me, said I was over-reacting.

I knew something was wrong, and I said a little prayer, “God, please tell me what to do.”

So, I found Lucy. She went straight away to the patient’s room and the next thing I knew she had

pulled the “Code Blue” cord attached to the wall near the bed. The patient had stopped breathing.

Lucy trusted my instincts and acted on them, and the patient survived.

And so, when we find ourselves in a place where we know we need help, to whom do we turn?

“My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2 ESV)

Tell Him when you’re not sure what to do. He will guide you. Tell Him when you’re afraid. He will send help. Tell Him when you’re lonely, He will send angels in the guise of friends to comfort you.

The Lord “who made the heavens and the earth” loves you with an unfathomable love, and He is there for you always.

And now we pray…

Father, we thank You for always being there. We sometimes find ourselves in situations where we don’t know what to do. And You are there to guide us, to comfort us, to love us. Thank You, Lord for everything.

In Jesus’ name we pray. AMEN!

Code Blue (© Barb Witt 8/23/2019)

About the Author:

Barb Witt is a Christian wife, mother and grandmother who loves gardening, quilting, crafting, writing poetry and devotions, and is working on a children’s book. She has created an email devotional and prayer warrior ministry that she sends out daily. If you’re interested in being added to her email list let us know.