If I have learned nothing in this past year it is this…. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. I have seen so much death and destruction in these last few months. I have seen men and women who I grew up with go from earth to eternity. I have been there with family and friends as they have buried loved ones. This has been a very difficult season. How we spend our time and who we spend time with matters. Be careful who and what you give your attention to in this season. In 2021, I am committing to not waste any more time.
This thing we call life, can be unpredictable and crazy and make you feel lost without hope. This last month has been very unpredictable for my family. I was involved in a car accident on December 19, 2020, which was no fault of my own, and a week later the insurance company declared my car a total loss; and then January 10th, I got a call around 11:30 PM that no mother ever wants to receive, that my 19-year-old son had been in a car accident and was bleeding from his head. I wanted to panic but the Holy Spirit kicked in and had me pray instead. I immediately hopped out of my bed and got dressed to head to the scene of the accident but when I got there, my son had already been taken by ambulance to the hospital. Let’s just say at this point, my nerves were all over the place, but God was my comforter.
God sent an angel who was passing by to pull my son out of the vehicle and I am so grateful to God for allowing me to witness a miracle. When I got to the hospital hoping to see my son, I couldn’t’ go in due to COVID-19, I was not allowed to enter the hospital. I was informed by the security guard that I could wait in my vehicle, he handed me a number to the trauma unit and told me to call the phone number he provided in 30 minutes to get the status of my son. I had to literally wait on pins and needles just to verify the status of my son, but God. I finally spoke with a nurse in the trauma unit who informed me that my son was stable, and they would have to place staples in the center of his head due to the head injury, and he would have a neck brace, and stitches above his right knee. I sat in the vehicle for almost 5 hours waiting for my son to be discharged. I praise God for allowing my son to still be alive today!
Even though things may seem dim in our lives, we must learn to carry one thing each day, that one thing is hope. I choose to believe that better days are ahead and with hope, I can get through even the toughest times in life which keeps me pressing on each day to live out my ordained purpose.
I am a firm believer that we can rise from anything, even with all I have endured this last month. I know nothing is permanent and I am not stuck. I am going to continue to trust God in this situation because when life gets so hard to bear; He lets me know that He will provide me with the strength to face any challenge that comes my way. I love the scripture in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” This is good news to my ears because He already knows the plans he has for us and he already knows the path we will take before we even take it.
Therefore, I encourage you today, don’t give up and don’t give in to your circumstances because God is not our last hope; He is our ONLY HOPE in a hard world. Psalm 42:6 says to “…put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior, and my God.”
Matters of the Heart