Monday, August 2, 2021

Merciful God

We Are Alive, The Lord Saved Our Lives

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes: with you; he will never leave you or forsake you”(Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV).

Brethren, as we all know that covid-19 is a very contagious virus, and being infected by this virus, it requires isolation and loneliness which in itself is tormenting. While the virus was mild on our children, the despair of them losing us overwhelmed them, and their faith in God abandoned them, however in my weakness I encouraged them to just pray but their faith could not carry them. On July 14,2021 I (Brother Glenn) was awakened by thirst and after taking some water, a dimness filled the room and heavy drowsiness fell on me. I struggled to breathe while I was gasping for air. In my weakness and 'final moments' I said a short prayer, 'Lord Jesus please help me' as I was laying down on the bed waiting to 'go' and a few seconds thereafter my breathing returned to normal, GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY!

In our last article that we posted on the 26th of July, we requested prayer for healing and we would like to Praise the Lord that He heard the requests and prayers that went out. The Lord has healed us all in Jesus' name (Psalm 107:20). And as a family, we say THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT DEAR BRETHREN! You will surely not fail to receive grace when you need it (Romans 2:6). 

The Lord, in His mercy, has restored my wife and me and our children from any form of sickness, like Jonah and in our distress, we called upon the Lord as my wife and I saw that our lives were ebbing away in pain and breathlessness (Jonah 2:3). During this ordeal, daytime brought much relief while the nighttime brought the terror of death, fear and hopelessness. It is true, the enemy strikes at night with arrows of fear but my wife and I would not allow fear and death to deter us, we had just one last weapon, prayer, and faith under heavy breathing and the grace of our Lord pulled us through (Psalm 91:3-6). 

As it was, some people around us were just waiting to hear the news of our passing, and as I reported a few weeks ago regarding my passing, this was it, and like King Hezekiah, my family and I pleaded for mercy and after Charis offered a powerful prayer the Lord Almighty answered prayer and extended our days (2 Kings 20:1-6).   

In conclusion, if you are struggling with some sickness, the Lord is closer to you than you think, please call upon Him with the little strength and faith you have and you will not be forsaken. We will be sharing my wife's testimony in our next article next week.

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn