How to find the light in an upside down world

It can be difficult to find light in an upside down world.

It is okay to be scared

The time finally came when the doctors would install the pacemaker into Opa’s chest. Putting a pacemaker in place is not a major operation like open-heart surgery. None the less, there are risks associated with the procedure.

Doctors have a tough job — explaining all the risks to patients.

Ask your heavenly father for help

The first place to go for help is God. God is always there for you. He is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ask God for help when you need it.

Don’t expect the clouds to part

Nothing special happened after I was done praying.

Trust God in the light is nothing, but trust him in the darkness…that is faith. Charles Spurgeon

You learn to lean on each other

The other place to turn for help is your family.

You just call on me brother, when you need a hand We all need somebody to lean on I just might have a problem that you’ll understand

We all need somebody to lean on

Lean on Me

It is hard not to cry when your emotions are running high

Both Perry and I thought it was important that Oma visit Opa before the procedure, just in case things did not go well.

Even tough soldiers cry.

It is perfectly natural to cry

In fact, it is perfectly natural to cry in these situations.

Superstars like Lebron James show their emotion.

The strongest men in the Bible cried

If you are looking for examples of strong men who cried simply open the Bible. Both the Old and New Testament stories contain examples of strong men who cried.

The shepherd boy David faces the giant Goliath.

Jesus My Lord and Savior cried

One last example from the faith.

32 When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. 35 Jesus wept.

John 11:32–35

I cry more often than you realize

Neither one of you has seen me cry much. It has probably been a few years since you last saw me cry.

We may be our strongest when we are weak

Back to the story. I finished crying and went back into the room.


I write a blog for my sons called Doug Keating Letter to Sons. I am sharing content from my blog here. I hope you enjoyed it. All feedback is welcome. Thanks for reading it.



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Doug Keating

Doug Keating

Leader and learner. husband and father. Novice blogger,, Founder of All The Way Leadership!