Last Wednesday's post was "me written in words!" This week's post is, "the Lord's faithfulness written in words!" Last week I wrote about fear. Today, I'm writing about the REALITY of the Lord's faithfulness!
Last week at the end of the post, I gave three ways we can trade our fear for something so much better!
Trading our fear for trust in the Lord!
Trading our fear to praise the Lord!
Trading our fear to hear more clearly the bold voice of our mighty Saviour speaking truth into our lives from His precious Word!
Last week's post was set to go live at 8:00 AM, which it did.
At 10:30 AM, I experienced one of the worst vertigo attacks I have ever had!
It hit out of no where while I was drying my hair.
One minute I was sitting upright, no problem, feeling "decent". The next minute I was spinning to the left, to the right, going totally upside down, not sure if the chair was going to tip over. Not knowing when it would end. Terrified doesn't even come close to describing how I felt.
It was as if I was tumbling around in the dryer along with the towels and dryer sheets!
When it finally stopped, which I KNOW was a lifetime, my first response was to call Brian.
When Brian got home and walked into the bathroom, he found me clinging to the bathroom counter top with NO intentions of EVER moving again!
Before Brian got home, the Lord brought to my remembrance the post that went live just a little over two hours before the mayhem set in!
It was as if the Holy Spirit was saying,
"Barb, remember what you wrote? Well, here's your chance to put it into practice!"
Sure didn't think I would need to live out what I wrote quite so soon!
After Brian got me settled into "my space" in the living room, he looked at me and said in the sweetest voice, "Remember the words you wrote in your post today!"
Didn't know if I wanted to kiss him or kick him!
I know I don't need to tell you that Brian took wonderful, loving care of me on Wednesday, as well as on Thursday.
He reassured me Thursday evening that if I needed him to come home from work on Friday morning to help me, all I needed to do was call him.
You see, after a severe vertigo attack like the one I experienced on Wednesday, I'm left feeling extremely shaky, very weak and woozy, and totally unsteady on my feet. It takes quite a bit of time to recover to "my normal".
Friday morning my very first inclination was to call Brian, HOWEVER, the Holy Spirit kept reminding me of what I wrote in last week's post.
He basically was saying that I NEEDED to put feet to the words which I wrote!
So I sat on my rolly chair in the bathroom asking the Lord for His strength, asking Him to exchange my fear for His peace, praising Him that I can call upon Him KNOWING He hears and answers!
Then I began saying ALOUD over and over again,
"I will not be afraid. My trust is in Jesus! What time I am afraid I will trust in thee!"
I repeated those words the ENTIRE time I was in the shower, as I dried my hair, got dressed, walked to the kitchen, made my breakfast, washed the dishes and walked to the sofa!
Was it easy?
It was a
Having Brian here would have been a great comfort, but I needed to experience first hand what faith in my Saviour can accomplish!
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."
The Lord knew I NEEDED this victory from Him because after going through that attack, not only was my body weary, weak and worn, so was my faith. It has been a very difficult few months physically and spiritually, and that attack pushed me right over the top!
The faithfulness the Lord displayed to me on that Friday morning may seem like a simple thing, but to me it was HUGE!
I'm still not feeling well, but I'm still proclaiming ALOUD my faith, hope and trust in Jesus my Saviour, and the Lord is still giving me His amazing grace and peace!
So my precious friends, let's keep laying our fears at the feet of our Saviour. Asking Him to exchange our fears for His peace. Praising Him for His faithfulness and ALL HIS MANY attributes! Proclaiming ALOUD the TRUTHS of His Word.
"Father, we know You don't always remove the trials and difficulties in life, but You have promised You will always be with us through each and every one of them. Lord, what a tremendous promise. Lord, words seem so inadequate to tell You just how much we love, adore and praise You for just being You!
In the precious and holy name of Jesus, Amen"
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