“Behold God is my Salvation. I will trust and not be afraid.” Isaiah 12:2
Since October 2010 I have gone through a lot of bashing in my life, mentally, physically, psychologically. But the year 2014 to first 9 months of 2015 was nothing for me to write home about. My life almost collapsed. I did not know with whom to talk. I heard God’s voice saying to me, ‘Fear not, for I am with thee’ (Isaiah 41:10). I kept a straight face and bore it alone.
Has anyone of you been trapped in a faulty lift? How did you feel? I was in one. Allegedly it had been reported as faulty 20 minutes before I called it and tripped when entering it, as it was 6 inches above the proper level. There was no notice that it was out of order.
My fall was so severe that I laid there for a few minutes. I struggled to buzz for help and was told that the lift had been reported as out of order 20 minutes earlier. The second press of the alarm took me to the 20th floor, where the door opened partially. I was able to escape with much exertion and pull my trolley through the opening.
It was some time before I realised the damage I had sustained on the right side of my body. From that day onward my life changed. I had pains, aches, swellings, inability to do housework and a drastic change in my social life. I became concerned about the mortgage payments I was unable to make.
However, I heard God say, ‘Call upon me in the day of trouble, I will deliver thee and thou shalt glorify me.’ (Psalm 50:15) I did that. I knew that I communicated with the Almighty day in and day out and that he was near me, watching every grunt I made. My favourite song was “What a friend we have in Jesus.” I felt his presence every minute. When you have Jesus for a friend, you have a friend forever. He sees you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. He is there to lean on.
My situation was alarming. I was in and out of hospital and private clinics for MRIs, X-rays, one injection after another into my joints, applications of one gel or another. It was a real life crisis. Only God understood what I was going through with pains, sleepless nights and nightmares of falling into deep pits.
Our Heavenly Father is great all the time. He helped me sail through the hard times. He sent money through PPI companies and I came through smiling.
Always remember this, ‘I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from when cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth…The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil; he shall preserve thy soul.’ (Psalm 121:1-2, 7)
I will continue to worship him, my GREAT FATHER.
God bless you all.
Gladys Ikeme (child of God)