“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Revelations 12:11
Yesterday I had my 3rd surgery of the year. I never would have thought my 2015 would have contained some of the challenges it has. These events have strengthened and humbled me even more. He has been pursuing my soul for a purpose that only He knows.
It has been a terrifying process, so when I would feel afraid, I would strengthen myself in the Lord by recalling scriptures, listening to sermons online, reading devotionals, recalling past victories, attending church and talking with others who love the Lord. I also knew that no matter the outcome, I would be fine.
But I am beyond thankful that He showed me mercy and grace. So much in fact that I didn’t even have to stay overnight as planned.
This week has been tough. My son lost a school mate and my church a member. The former 15, the latter 25.
It is a blessing everyday that we wake up breathing. This last year has caused me to ponder some deep truths. We have little control over much of life, although many portray that they are “independent” and thus give God no glory for the daily mercies we receive, yet none of us deserve.
So today my testimony is one of gratitude. Thank You Lord for just being. Thank You for Your awesome faithfulness. Thank You Father for sitting high yet looking low. Thank You Abba for sustaining my life. Thank You that nothing is impossible with You.