Sunday, 14 January 2018

God will make a way

By surrendering my situation over to God, it is just amazing what He did for me and what He can and will do for you

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A few years ago, l felt my head really throbbing which I knew it was due to my blood pressure as I kept forgetting to take medication and to collect my prescription. This particular episode went on for several days. l tried by phone, but I could not get an urgent appointment with my doctor so I decided to go there. I arrived early the next morning at 7.30am where l was eventually seen by an emergency Doctor. She asked if I had driven there to which l replied ‘yes’. She told me that l had to go ‘immediately’ to hospital and that l should have been ‘blue lighted’ there. As you can imagine this really distressed me so l called a good friend and work colleague who drove me. My friend tried to keep me calm and repeatedly tried to help me stop crying. It is difficult to put into words how frightened I was and when I arrived at the hospital l think that I was given every test under the sun.

l was told that I was very lucky as l was on the verge of having a stroke!!!  As l lay there in the hospital bed I began to cry and l tried to muffle (hide) my tears. l entered a pity party and really started to feel sorry for myself. One of the nurses asked me if l was ok and even though I was crying I answered what most people would have answered and l said ‘yes’, which was the complete opposite of how I was really feeling. I remember thinking to myself that if l was to die that nobody would care and that everything in my life was falling apart and a complete mess. I then heard God’s Almighty voice say; ‘NO Jackie I LOVE YOU and I HAVE you HERE in the palm off MY HANDS’. The voice was so clear that I immediately looked around because l thought l was hearing things, or that somebody had a radio or TV on or was I maybe dreaming? Jeremiah 33:3 ‘Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known’. As I was feeling sorry for myself l remember being angry with God and repeatedly thinking ‘why me, why me?’ Then, again l heard God’s audible voice speaking to me. With my nurse training, it was natural to try to rationalize everything through medical models and theories and I remember thinking; ‘it must be the medication or over tiredness’. However, I soon accepted that this was the voice of God Almighty speaking directly to me! How amazing that God would love little old me, with all my troubles so much, that He would try to attract my attention with His audible voice, wow! Matthew 11:28-30 ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light'.

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This whole incident resulted in me being off work for over a year! As you can imagine money was very tight at the time especially as I had to pay solicitor’s fees (I was going through a divorce at the time) and I was paying two mortgages as well as all other living expenses. Despite this and through this turmoil, God made a way when there appeared to be ‘no way’Isaiah 41:10 ‘So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand’. My daughter, Jade was expecting, so l had my first grandchild (Caleb) to look forward to. Then suddenly, out of nowhere I received a sum of money from a claim I was advised to make which l never orchestrated. A few months earlier I had visited my bank to enquire about a mortgage holiday, however, everything I applied for was declined, basically they said ‘no’ to everything. I couldn't change my mortgage due to having a poor credit rating and mortgage payments each month were very high (in the region of £2000). I could not sustain this from a financial point of view so I handed the whole situation over to Almighty God. From that point onwards things started to change. Psalm 55:22 ‘Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken’. l managed to rent out every spare bedroom I had. Firstly, to two French students for a period of three months and then to two Health Visitors from London. Each time a room was vacated I always found somebody else to rent the rooms too. I knew that this was the work of God Almighty. 

God also brought a Nigerian Health Visitor to my house who rented one of my rooms, who was a Christian. We would often pray together and this was really uplifting. By surrendering my situation over to God, it is just amazing what He did for me and what He can and will do for you. I must say that at the time l certainly didn't feel like there was a way out of my situation, however, just like Jessica Reedy sings in the song at the end of this article; ‘Put it on the altar’. Amen.

Author: Jackie Peacock

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  1. Our God is a God of miracles. All we need is a heart sold out for Him and we can confidently know in faith that He will provide and He will heal; Psalm 55:22 ‘Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken’. Nothing in this World can compare to the love we have in Jesus and the love He has for us. Thank you for this blessing and God bless

  2. Thank you Dear sister in Christ for taking the time to Bless the Body of Chrsit with this honest testimony.
    Prov 3-5 came to mind as I reading the words
    "TRUST in the Lord...."
    Then that scripture was confirmed with the words of the song
    "TRUST in God and put it at the altar".

    ALL the Glory to God ALWAYS, Amen.
    God Bless

  3. God's grace truly is amazing. Thank you for sharing your testimony and being so open about how you felt through your experience, it shows that in times of great trials and hardships in our lives when we find it hard to believe that we could ever come through it, God is right there beside us, and when we surrender to Him He is able to step in and rescue us. Only He can turn our disasters into victories praise His Holy Name. May God continue to bless you and help you grow stronger in Him.

  4. We thank our father who is in heaven he promised he will never leave us or forsake and will supply our every needs thank you for been honest for writing this blog and you trust God in time of need he always there blessings and peace to all

  5. Thank you for this article that gives us the opportunity to remember how God has rescued and sustained us in the midst of the storms in our personal lives God brings us through impossible situations . He parted the sea for the Israelites to escape from the Egyptian army , sustained them with manna from heaven in the wilderness? and when an angry crowd wanted to throw Jesus off the brow of the hill, he simply walked straight through the crowd untouched , let us all not forget we have a mighty God who is with us in the storms ? and will be with us when we dwell with him in eternity forever AMEN