As I am writing (typing) this blog, I am sat in the lounge of a Hospital. I want everyone to know that God is good even in difficult circumstances. I obviously am in a difficult situation (as is my immediate family) but I feel incredibly blessed much of the time because God is Good where ever you find yourself!
You maybe asking yourself, ‘how can she say God is good when she’s in hospital?’ I can say it because, to me, it’s a fact. God has used me abundantly here, I can pray and seek for patients, witness to staff and all the while getting the rest and treatment I so desperately needed, now only God can do that. Moreover, I was in a position a few days ago that left me desperate in my emotions. I read a post on Facebook, that indicated everything I felt. I contacted this person out of desperation, I needed her help and her help came at the perfect moment. She offered me understanding, she offered me Words of Wisdom, she pointed out victories that I had forgotten, she reminded me of the love of Jesus. I had never heard her voice at all, it was all via messenger and that was Gods provision to me. I am so grateful that she is a follower of Jesus, she through God saved me that night and I woke up the next morning feeling much better and have climbed ever since.
Have you heard the saying, ‘if life gives you lemons, make lemonade?’ That’s exactly how it is in this life, we can be victorious in whatever circumstance you find yourself in and I truly believe that! This hasn’t been my choice to be here, but what I do know is God had prepared me. He indicated to me months ago that I might find myself in a place where I could not leave without secular authority and boy was He right! I will be put anywhere God chooses, although it was through ill health I got here, it is not irrelevant, and I am not irrelevant to other people. God can use us where ever and whenever He chooses if we allow Him to.
The only reason I can be this way is because I know who I am in God and although I don’t wholeheartedly understand this situation I am in, I trust Him and I know He loves me with a full heart. God loves me now and God loved me then. Where God is you cannot lose and I truly believe there’s nothing in life that is wasted. Its amazing how many people are open to prayer, people here don’t know me from Adam, I’m a nobody to them. However, God is everything to them and the majority of them have not had prayer from anyone before, Jesus was their first encounter through me! Wow!
The whole gospel has been portrayed to one poorly person, this is important stuff. I am not saying this out of proudness or for gratification (not at all) but rather for you who is reading this understand God can use you, no matter who you are or where you are! Sometimes all a person needs is a hug, sometimes Allan person needs is a soft hand on their shoulder to let them know you’re for them. One staff member who kept following me around, had her faith clarified, she now knows the underpinning knowledge that is required to be a follower of Jesus. All this happened naturally, I have made no effort, I have had no rapid heart beat indicating stress in delivering the gospel, non-what so ever. You are loved, now what you need to do is pass it on!
Father God, you are good all on the time, ALL OF THE TIME! Even when we don’t understand circumstances, you are still good all the time. I want to ask you God that you lift people up where they are to make lemonade out of their life’slemons. Help them to see with your eyes of pure love. Help them to see that you are certainly not fazed by their circumstances and neither should they have to be. Help people to remember who they are in you Lord. It says in the Bible ‘be still and know that I am God’ the add on to that it ‘even if life gives you lemons’.
P.S I want to personally thank the persons who have been helping us through this difficult situation. You all are God sends and I am so happy to have such a loving church of family and friends around me. Thank you all for your prayers and your physical hands on support. Please keep them coming!