“and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20
Last night, I was thinking about different things that have happened over the years and how close God felt during those times! When I was younger, I suffered with terrible migraine headaches that would completely incapacitate me! It really made it difficult when I had three small children to take care of and Clyde was working long hours! I would have to turn off all the lights and go to bed to get any relief. God had to be present because nothing bad ever happened, and conditions were really right for all kinds of things to happen. The children somehow knew to be on their best behavior during those times. However, they made up for it at other times, but that is an entirely different story, which I will have to share later.
Seven years before Clyde died, he had been sick and in the hospital for almost a month and part of that time in ICU. He had to have surgery after having radiation for his cancer. The night after his surgery, he coded, and I was alone with him. The staff rushed me out of his room, and I was filled with fear. One of the nurses led me to a chair which had been placed facing the nurses station and away from his room! All I could do was pray to God, and I remember telling God I was not ready to lose him! I begged Him for more time! The staff rushed him to the ICU, and I called my children to tell them what was happening. God Gave us seven more wonderful years that we were able to enjoy our children and grandchildren and ourselves! While I was praying, a peace came over me like I had never felt before and haven’t felt since.
My children and grandchildren seem to know when I need them the most! Out of the blue, they will call, text, or come check on me, and it makes things better! God does this, too! He gives me the assurance that He is always by my side, in my heart, and making my path clearer. I have realized, lately, I am not an island, but I am part of the larger picture including family, friends, and even strangers. The more I read and study God’s Word, the clearer my path becomes!
“Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.” Psalm 73:23 NIV
God Is Always With Me. At times, I am more aware than others; but I can always feel His Precious Presence! When I look into the eyes and faces of my children and grandchildren, I am fully aware that God is reminding me of His Presence!
Until next time,