February 26, 2017  Jane’s Heart to Heart   …Pastor’s Help Mate

February 26, 2017  Jane’s Heart to Heart   …Pastor’s Help Mate

Friday morning, I awoke at 2 AM  with vertigo. 

Since March 2016 I have dealt with vertigo which at times is just losing my balance when I look up or move quickly and there are times it is so severe that I think perhaps it is the beginning of the end. 

I praise the Lord for the nights, which are most of them, that I sleep through the night.

I sat up for a few minutes and then felt sleepy, so I went back in quietly as not to disturb my dear partner of 61 years who has been so dear to me. As soon as I lay back down I knew that I would have to get up and sit in a chair since my vertigo was causing serious nausea.

Many times for nearly a year now I have had feelings that I would not be able to continue and yet I remember that the Lord would take me home to be with him immediately if my job here on earth was finished.  I would breathe a pray for the Lord to give me the strength for each task.

I am so thankful for this past year that I have been writing my Scriptures in journals and writing the Scripture Challenges,  These times have truly drawn me closer to the Lord and I have been reminded over and over of His Great Love and the fact that He is the strength giver. 

I am thankful for the privileges he has given me to lead our dear sister Teressa to trust the Lord as her Saviour.  I am thankful for those I have been able to pray for in their time of need or given an encouraging word or shared a Scripture Challenges along the way.

I just want to thank the Lord, I want to lift my voice in praise as He has continually kept me going when I felt I could not.  I also realize that these experiences have caused me to trust Him even more.

I thank God for his forgiveness when I doubted and thought I could not go on and for the restoration and mercy, He has bestowed on me every day as he gives me new direction.

Joni Earikson Tada shared in her devotional, The Spectacle of Glory’

The faithfulness of God — not our own faithfulness — is our great Hope.”

Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV)

22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.