God's Healing Presence in a Nurse - John Van Sloten

January 22, 2015

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryIn this message Pastor John looks at God's healing presence through the vocation of nursing.

I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord
Jeremiah 30:17, NIV

If I tried to describe nurses and what they are best at in one word it would be - Advocate. It is something we are taught from the first day of nursing school to the very last day. We are taught to look at the patient in a holistic, critical thinking manner nurses look at the whole patient.
Becky Wittman, Nurse

God, high above, sees far below; no matter the distance,
he knows everything about us.
Psalm 138:6, MSG

Nursing gives me opportunities to engage people in their most trying, difficult, and vulnerable times, and to make a difference for them when they need it most.
Andrew McCutcheon, Acute care surgical Graduate Nurse

A man with leprosy came and knelt before [Jesus] and said, Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean. Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. I am willing, he said. Be clean! Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.
Matthew 8:1-3, NIV

�What I love about nursing is getting to know a complete stranger and hopefully impacting them for the better, not only through helping their physical, psychological or physiological ailments, but through those brief moments of calm where you have just a normal conversation and getting to know the person behind the "ailment"
Agnes Chen, Nurse

�Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.�
Psalm 6:2, NIV

�[I love] seeing the moment when someone is finally comfortable.�
Karla Walker, Nurse (imaging the heart of God!)

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Holy is the Lord

Creation's King

All who are Thirsty

You're Everything

Wholly Yours

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April 13, 2016
Nurse DebBEE (via YouTube)
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February 01, 2015
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this! This is exactly what I needed to hear at this time.

I have been a registered nurse for 8 years now and lately have feeling beaten down and wondering if I should stay in this profession. When I decided to go into nursing it was very much a calling from God. I imagined times of helping others through difficult times, providing life sustaining medical treatment, helping babies born or holding the hand of those dying. And I do, I do these things on a routine basis, being a rural nurse requires you to wear a lot of different hats, asks a lot of you personally. What I wasn't expecting was the verbal abuse you sometimes are subjected to from family members going through crisis and blaming the first person that walks through the door. I wasn't expecting the organization I work for to not provide the resources and education I need to thrive and do well and keep myself healthy at my job. I wasn't prepared for the impact that all of this would cause on us, as a nursing staff unit, the burnout, the discontent, the frustration, the lack of empathy and the hardening of the spirit in some.

So thank you, I needed a reminder of my calling and that what I do does matter and make a difference. I can go to my next shift tonight re-energized and mindful of what a blessing it is to be a nurse.

Jennifer Schott
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February 01, 2015
So glad this message found its way to you Jennifer. Keep serving, helping, healing, loving, enduring, supporting, and restoring life.


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