A Journey of God’s Faithfulness

Psalm 118:17 “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the LORD.”

It was two years ago during this time of year, February 20, 2014 that my special Journey of God’s Faithfulness began. Being a rather healthy person, thoughts of any serious medical problems rarely entered my mind.

Then suddenly and without warning at the young age (what I consider young) of sixty-six, I had a brain bleed, a hemorrhagic stroke and I learned “How frail I am.” Psalm 39:4   It affected the right side of my body leaving me 90% helpless and numb, unlike some strokes which cause paralysis. Now starts the thanksgiving part. Unlike some strokes——-since all strokes are not the same and all stokes affect different parts of the body, I can thankfully say that my speech, swallowing and facial muscles were not affected. Psalm 63:3 “Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.”

During that time I felt God’s presence and peace carry me through months of therapies that taught me how to walk again, a precious husband and family who stood faithfully by my side, lovingly caring for me, and a church family and friends who visited, provided food and prayed for us. Psalm 71:16 ” I will go in the strength of the Lord God.”

I  also saw God open doors for my husband and I to witness to others about Jesus Christ —-people that we would never have met otherwise. It’s such a joy to be used by the Lord. God’s plans are always good and right. Isaiah 58:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.”

And so at this special time, since God allowed me not only to live but restored me mostly to my former health, I want to remember all His goodness, declare it to others and praise Him for all He has done and is doing in the lives of my husband and myself. Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

The Better Way: Living by the Scripture Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” is the only way.

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About Gail Slawson

I am a 68 year old wife, mother and grandmother. After 48 years of marriage, my husband and I have been richly blessed with 4 wonderful children and their wonderful mates and 19 precious grandchildren, five of whom are already with the Lord and 2 great-grandchildren. My husband and I are busy retirees and reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where we serve the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible Studies, as mentors and greeters in our church and telling others about Him "as we go." Mark 16:15
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17 Responses to A Journey of God’s Faithfulness

  1. Beth R. says:

    I love you Mama and Daddy! So thankful for all God has done for, in and through you both. Jeremiah 14:22 “….We set our hope on You, for You do all these things.”

  2. Emily says:

    So proud of you Mama! Not once did I hear you complain or feel sorry for yourself. You worked hard to walk again and kept that attitude that whatever God willed for your life you would be fine with that! You are amazing! I love you.

  3. Rosie says:

    Your testimony of God’s faithfulness is a blessing.

  4. Betty Lynn says:

    Praise the Lord for your healing and the praise you gave God this past year and will continue to give. You will never know how many lives you touched thru your testimony of faith.You’re such a blessing to your family and friends

  5. Janet says:

    Praising God for your testimony…. Thanks for sharing..

  6. Evelyn says:

    Thanks for sharing your amazing story my friend! God is so Good!

  7. Todd says:

    Great is Thy faithfulness..

  8. Melinda says:

    Amen. So thankful for you and how God works

  9. Linda says:

    Thankful for our Lords healing hand upon you. Thanks for sharing your story. Sending Love to you!

  10. Pete says:

    The Grace of God is sure working. Power of prayer does miracles

  11. Beth B. says:

    I am so sorry you had to go through this but, amazed at how God turned it into a Blessing. I am so thankful The Lord has restored you back to your health and Praise Him for your testimony. Love you and would hope to see you sometime, Beth B

  12. Tammy says:

    I am so happy for you! The Lord used you in a special way. We thank Him daily for his healing power! Tammy

  13. Glen says:

    Thank you !!! Reading Gail’s Journey this morning put a bounce in my step. I shared t with my assistant on the job site. Our God is alive and with us every step of of the way.

  14. Anita says:

    I’m so glad to know you are completely recovered. God is our Healer.

  15. Joan says:

    Doesn’t seem like a year! I’m so glad that you are doing so well and we do know how faithful God is to fulfill His promises. Love you and your precious family.

  16. Keith Zachary says:

    Mrs. Gail, thank you so much for sharing this Christ exalting testimony! Praise the Lord! Watching you and your husband walk through this in faith was so encouraging. Here is a complimentary word from Joseph Irons, “God’s words a sovereign power conveyed, confirmed each promise He had made, My ifs and buts I laid aside, and now in shalls and wills confide.” Blessings.

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