I woke up with a rush of adrenaline this morning, high spirits, no worries and with a conviction that all is well in Jesus name. A few moments later, there’s a whisper in my heart that 4 years ago, it was not so.
I wasn’t even exactly sure of the dates so I text my mum to double check and she confirmed that by this exact time in 2016 my dad was in a coma hanging by a thread in the ICU that lasted 3 weeks, with minimal to zero chances according to science.
Contrary to what I felt this morning is what I felt this exact day 4 years ago, while I was somewhat peaceful through the entire ordeal, my human nature harboured loads of anxiety and I remember those days, waking up and just pleading for my dads life and making declarations with my prayers ending in “and Lord, please help my unbelief”.
It’s been 4 years, normalcy returned, he survived, he defied science and he’s become my biggest miracle and testimony even while still being on his journey to total recovery.
I love that God reminds us of those low days! It gives more vim to these brighter days! It takes away ingratitude and the possibility of ‘getting used’ to the blessings of God.
I woke up with adrenaline, but suddenly I’m filled with deep heartfelt gratitude and I’m just in awe of how God does all that He does. God reminded me of some verses He used to get me through that period in both Jeremiah 30 and 33, below are the verses from chapter 30.
“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’ “This is what the Lord says: “ ‘I will restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tents and have compassion on his dwellings; the city will be rebuilt on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place. From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained. Their children will be as in days of old, and their community will be established before me; I will punish all who oppress them. Their leader will be one of their own; their ruler will arise from among them. I will bring him near and he will come close to me— for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?’ declares the Lord. “ ‘So you will be my people, and I will be your God.’ ””
Jeremiah 30:17-22 NIV
I’ve been comforted and I’m so grateful I get to look back to those days in joy and gratitude that thus far, the Lord has helped us!
This has happened on a day I woke up pumped and happy, I pray on days I wake up not so excited, I will also remember the faithful of God through the years.
Don’t ever allow Satan rob you of Gods joy for each day, you can only do this by having a default state of gratitude by remembering the days of His power, and even more, the future days to come.