IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU!
Proverbs, Chapter 18 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)
Father God, how are You? I do have so much on my mind, but I genuinely want to ask how You are. I know I am not the one You talk with those things about, but that’s okay. I just want You to know I do care how things are for You.
Today was such a horrifying day. I thought for sure we would have to call 911. I was even scared they wouldn’t be able to get here fast enough. I was so scared, God. I guess my throat is still pretty swollen from the ENT doing his testing with that scope. I couldn’t even get water to go down.
I’m so sorry for anything I may have done to trigger it. Thank You for helping me through that. Thank You for the many things You have taught me during the years of dealing with throat issues. Thank You for Sandra and Bobby being here. It’s scary to realize I could have choked right here in front of them, and them not know it. While I did read Proverbs 18, I’m sorry it didn’t come to mind too much today after this. I could only remember how wise it is to be silent. Today was a great motivator. I love You no matter what!
Your words in Proverbs 18 inspired me to write the poem below. It is called Wrestling The Threat.
Wrestling The Threat
Life was visiting with me
When death tried to choke me out.
It was a scary battle.
I had great fear and doubt.
The pain, the helplessness.
The struggle to have a breath.
A desperate feel of uncertainty
While wrestling to fight Death.
How great my mighty Savior
To lift me into His arms.
He had no tolerance whatsoever
For Death’s pathetic charms.
The minutes that felt like eternity
Forced patience to be exercised.
So many thoughts ran through my mind,
Behind my frightened eyes.
God was faithful to fight for me,
And save me from the threat.
“Thank You, God, for being there.
I am forever in Your debt.”
Written by Gail Brookshire