Where true strength lies

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On Tuesday, I got a call from my sister saying my dad was on the way to the hospital with my mum. She had a partial stroke and this was the second time it was happening in 3 weeks. Mum is still young so it was shocking.

Everything stopped for the next few minutes. I don’t remember how long it all stopped for, but by the time I got myself back I was crying. I was having a good day at work, and I don’t think I had ever gotten any shocking news up until that point, so it was a bit difficult for me to process.
Several thoughts passed through my mind, and the more I let them the more broken I felt.

The minute I remembered I could talk to God, I began to. I remembered the song “He will answer” by Byron Cage ministered by the choir on Sunday;

He will answer when you call

Don’t have to fret, don’t have to worry

He will be there through it all

May take some time, may be a hurry

Yes, His word is honest,

Yes, you’ll make it I promise

He will answer, He will answer

When you call a batch of angels dispatch

Don’t fear, they’re on their way

Issues have no choice

His name, His voice

The earth, the winds obey

He sees you kneeling

Yes, He’s already dealing

He will answer, He will answer

When you call

He sees you kneeling

Yes, He’s already dealing

He will answer, He will answer

He will answer, He will answer

When you call

I called my dad and he said not to panic, that all would be well. He added that mum had been admitted, but asked that I keep praying.

I started with singing worship songs, and remembered my devotional talked about patience and hope that morning. Also, we were fasting in church so I decided I’ll keep praying about mum’s health. She was discharged on Thursday – thank God – and she’s a whole lot better now.
“He who believes is strong, he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions preceded great actions.” – J. F. Clarke 

I totally agree with him.

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power;” – ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬ ‭AMP‬‬

I believed God’s promises to me through His word, and I found strength within to continue having a good day. I thought it’d just be for that moment, but I had a great week full of laughter and strength. This is because I did not give in to doubt. I found strength when I focused on one thing: that God will come through for my mum.
For the first few minutes after I heard the news, I had several thoughts which made me weak because I was obviously in doubt.

I would have been destabilised all week long, but the way my God is set up…
I believe true strength lies in what you believe.


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