On the evening of December 11, 2009, my friends Bruce and Donna stood beside my bed in ICU. I would later "re-live" this event as my memory came back and believe that they stood beside me on December 16th. My husband has told me otherwise. LOL! I have much more confidence of his memory during those dark days so it must be so.
I have very little memory of anything which happened between December 11 and December 16th but there are some fragments, even if they are out of sequence. I may not have the sequence right but I believe it is significant that I remembered their visit for it is something happened which I believe got me through the toughest physical battle of my life, one which was even tougher than cancer.
As they stood beside my bed, Donna slipped a bracelet onto my left wrist. Amazingly, I could read the words inscribed on it. "Trust in the Lord". Lying there in ICU, fighting for my life, those words bypassed my injured brain and penetrated deep down into my soul. I'd known and loved that passage since I was a child.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)Oh! Lying there in ICU with my brain "scrambled" I certainly could not lean on myself! There was no way I could get myself out of this mess. I was barely even conscious of the fact that I was me, but God was and He is ever mindful of me. In some unexplainable way, the LIVING WORD of God wrapped itself tightly around me, grabbing me even though I, myself was unable to grab it and God gently asked me this question. "Will you trust Me?"
This is the love God has for all of us! He reaches down to where we are. We may be unable to move or cry out but He hears us anyway for He is God. He reaches down into our pit of despair and asks us this question, "Will you trust me?"
Wow! indeed! It was truly of God for your friends to be there. Our ICU will only let in family :( But God made sure He got His LIVING WORD to you in His own way. And how powerful of a moment that must have been for you :)
Continued blessings and praise reports! 2G
I read your sharing with memories of my own very experience like yours. Last year on 3rd July, I was rushed to the hospital because I have blacked out 3 times in the previous week. In the hospital, which is after 5 pm, all the key staffs have left, yet they were called back to help me. I was found to have a bleeding right kidney and my haemglobin level had fallen to only 5, which a normal person of at least 11. I was on the brink of death but the experienced doctor did the right thing to save me. I had an emergency surgery 2 days later to remove the right kidney because it could not be repaired.
All together I stayed at the hospital for 13 days. Every time I go back for check up, the hospital staffs who knew about my case always said that I was so lucky, because I could have died that night. According to the doctor, I would have persished if I were to be admitted 12 hours later.
During all these times, my family and many christians prayed continually for me. Now I have recovered quite a lot, and can testify that it is Jesus who spared my life, not the "luck " and it was Jesus who also have provided my needs in paying the expensive medical bills through insurances, and many contributions from family members.
If God has spared our life, God has a purpose for us in this world. The Lord will show in due season.
I want to thank God through this sharing, and I love my Lord very much,
May Jesus continue to bless you with good health and all His richest blessings,
Hey Dearest K!
I remember your CB family praying with your family home in the land of the lakes that God would heal you for His Glory.
Indeed, He did.
AMEN AND AMEN!
You continue to be a blessing to us all.