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June 30, 2020 - Forever Faithful - Jackie Buck

"In my distress I called to the Lord and He answered me." Jonah 2:2

"I lift up my eyes to the mountains - where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth." Psalms 121:1-2


"But the Lord is faithful and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one." 2 Thessalonians 3:3

"I will say of the Lord 'He is my refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.'" Psalm 91:2

Reflection


In the beginning part of June my feelings of helplessness and not being able to step in and fix it was really challenged. Nathan was hospitalized, his family all tested positive for COVID and had to be quarantined. Having to wait, not always patiently, for a nurse to respond to Carroll's phone calls as to how Nathan was doing. Only being able to drop off meals and groceries on the porch and not being able to even hug our grandchildren. Only able to have phone calls. I was challenged.


"The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in Him and He helps me." Psalm 28:7

I knew in my heart God was in control. I was so thankful for His omnipresence. He was with Nathan and his medical team in the hospital. He watched over the grandchildren and kept them safe. He held us together when we could only cry out to Him and plead for His mercy. He heard every prayer that many across the US prayed for Nathan.


The second day Nathan was on the ventilator his miracle began. Daniel was anointed for Nathan and the church prayed for him. That very afternoon the nurse told Carroll that they were able to lower his oxygen input as he was taking breaths on his own. She said Nathan was responding faster and sooner than expected. Seven days after Nathan was put on the ventilator he was off. Two days later he came home.


When praising God and thanking Him He reminded me of this verse. "No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it." John 11:4b

Thank you all who prayed and were part of this miracle from a forever faithful God.

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