A Journey of God’s Faithfulness

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

It was four years ago today, 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 strokes 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 these past years I have felt God’s presence and peace carry me through therapies that taught me how to walk again, (God made our brains so they can learn a new path) 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 have also seen 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 on this special day, since God allowed me not only to live but restored me almost 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.”

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
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About Gail Slawson

I am a 70 year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After 50 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 3 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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15 Responses to A Journey of God’s Faithfulness

  1. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you for sharing this. Thought of this verse,

    “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

  2. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you, Linda for the following comment: Love you Aunt Gail!

  3. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you, Dolores for the following comment: Thanks for “declaring the works of the Lord “ on this anniversary and in your daily walk. Love you, my sister.

  4. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you, Charlene for the following comment: God has given you a powerful testimony that glorifies Him and richly blesses those who know you.

  5. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you, Dolores, for your comment: Thanks for “declaring the works of the Lord “ on this anniversary and in your daily walk. Love you, my sister.

  6. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you TGS for your comment: Thanks for sharing his goodness and faithfulness to you! He is most good!

  7. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you ES for your comment: We are so thankful for what God has done for you and through you!

  8. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you, Joan, for your comment: You are an amazing woman and I count it a privilege to know you. Watching you overcome those obstacles caused by the stroke is an encouragement to all of us. Praise the Lord for He us Good.

  9. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you, Anita, for your comment What a beautiful post, giving God all the glory. I’m glad to know you and to be a friend…even though we’ve never met! Someday…

  10. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you for your comment, Judy: Thank you for sharing your story of Faith. God is good all the time.

  11. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you, Shelly, for your comment: Thank you for sharing! Beautiful praise.

  12. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you, Shirley, for your comment I was so blessed by this Gail! I had no idea how God has blessed and brought you up from such a frightening ordeal. So thankful!

  13. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you, Kayti, for your comment: Love you so much Grandma!

  14. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you for you comment, Susan: So thankful for your recovery! You had a lot of people praying for you. Great testimony sharing Gods mercies. Love you Aunt Gail

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