Two Grand Mal seizures left her in the intensive care unit with doctors feeling uncertain about whether or not she would be okay.
To look at her in church that afternoon, however, you wouldn’t have known anything was ever wrong.
The only reason I knew is because the pastor leaned over and told me about it before I got up to deliver the Sunday morning sermon.
At the time, I was sitting in the pulpit enjoying the duet she was singing with her sister. They had been selected to minister the “sermonic selection”—that musical number that comes right before the word of God is taught.
When he leaned over and explained what occurred in her body and all the complications that resulted, I was amazed.
She should not have been standing there.
“We prayed and God healed her,” he said. Though it looked bad, he and his team of intercessors fully expected things to improve.
God honored their faith and there she stood lifting her voice in praise to the God who preserved her life.
Instinctively, I extended my hands and thanked the Lord. How marvelous He is!
After the two young women finished their song, before delving into the text, I asked the congregation to join me in praising God for what He had done in her life.
Following service, while I stood in the front of the church greeting congregants, she and her sister came over to me. They took several minutes, each going into even greater detail about the events that took place.
Her testimony was astounding.
I have heard many like it as I come into contact with Believers across the nation.
Though the circumstances differ, there is one common thread: evidence says one thing and God does another thing entirely. Over and over again He shows that He is not limited by natural laws or limitations. He is sovereign and almighty.
Whenever I hear of how God defies odds and creates positive outcomes out of negative situations, I get encouraged. My faith grows that much stronger.
Even in my own life, I have faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Through them, I not only survived, but thrived, by the grace of God.
I can say with assurance that no matter how great the challenges, God is greater. Despite how big the problems, He is bigger. His power is greater.
Aren't you glad?
Today, make a decision to stop focusing on the issues. I know they're there. But so is God.
So keep your eyes fixed upon Him as you’re going through. Remind yourself that when your way looks dark and the road is rocky, He your stabilizing Rock.
When you are troubled on every side, God is on your side.
He makes all the difference.
That's why you can confidently expect deliverance.
You can be at death’s door and have the hand of God snatch you back and say not yet. He has done that in my life.
You may be in a deep valley. Yet, God is able to bring you up out of a horrible pit and establish your steps. He has done that in my life.
Just call upon His name. Expect the hand of the Lord to intervene and for your deliverance to come.
To help you get your expecation up, I’m stirring Psalm 50:15 NKJV into your cup of inspiration, which says, “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
When you drink down the contents of your cup, you will be encouraged to know that your cries to God are not in vain. He is more than able to deliver you out of your affliction.
He will do it.
Will you believe Him?
That's the question.
If you will only believe, the petitions you have before God will turn into praises for what He has done. This test of your faith will turn into a testimony of His faithfulness.
Expect your deliverance to come.
It's on the way.
Now let’s pray.
God, there are some things I’m going through right now, but I believe they are already worked out. So no matter what it looks like now, I wait in earnest expectation of Your mighty move. I know You are able. I thank You in advance! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
As always, thanks for reading and until next time... may today's cup of inspiration uplift, encourage, and empower you!
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