Today this virus became more personal for me… As of today my nephew and his wife have this Coronavirus and their baby girl is at home with them in quarantine…
With so many sick and dying from this, it really gets to your heart when your own family has it and as I sent out a plea for prayer on their behalf today, It grieves me. I am Mama to 7, Grandma to 11 so far… and it is these souls that matter most to me! But also the souls of those in this world that need to hear the truth of God’s Love and the peace that only he can give in the midst of this pandemic. One that God calls pestilence and will be common in the end times. It troubles my heart that so many do not know this peace and I long so share with anyone what the Lord has done for me and the joy and peace he has given me in the midst of trials and hard times.
It was just a little over a month ago that I myself was suffering from the Flu, best I can tell. Fever, Body Aches and Pains, Headache, Weakness, Fatigue for weeks and Sinus issues and coughing. You know you don’t feel well and you somehow carry on and live life doing what is needed of you as a mom, wife, daughter, and friend to others. just because six of my seven children is grown and out of my home, doesn’t mean I do not worry about them, I think I worry just as much. But I do trust the Lord to keep them and to sustain us through everything and I mean everything. Love constrains me to feel for them when they are suffering or going through trials of their own. I am also the mama of type 1 diabetic son and with the price of insulin and the lack of it, I pray and do war for him in a way, seeking those that are willing to pay it forward with supplies that save my son’s life daily. ( I will be always thankful for those folks, Angels who show up and say I can help) Thankful to the Lord God for sending His Angels who have charge over us and bear us up, when we would be in such turmoil and need. We have done this trip of diabetes since he was 11 years old and now he is married to a wonderful wife and has 3 children of his own. This makes his life even more precious to them and to me… God is so merciful for blessing me with such a son, actually with 3 sons… and 4 daughters!
So when I feel overwhelmed by the trials and sickness of others and with the events of the day… it is to the Lord I am turning in prayer and in tears… Crying out ” Lord Help Us All” and I am pleading the Blood of Christ over my children and I am recalling all these promises to me as a Mama and as a believer. I know that God hears me and that my prayers don’t go answered. I find my peace in prayer, in listening to godly music and in the reading of His Word. Spending my time doing things that I know make a difference in the lives of my children and in the lives of others. As a girl, I use to see my own Mom, reading the Word and Praying in our livingroom. This left an impression on me that this was the right thing to do growing up. Not just because she did it, but because she drew from it her power to hold on in the hardest times of our lives. When times got hard, when marriage got hard, she prayed and read the word. She also sang and so music was always heard in our home. She would have on WMHR and we heard the Word preached and sang on a daily basis. This also gives me great strength when I am worshipping the Father in Heaven. When I can praise Him through the pain I am feeling in this life and let his promises flow through me in song and find Him there with me.
Perhaps if you don’t know Him, you can’t feel his presence, but I assure you he is there and when we praise Him when we call upon Him, He is listening and hears each word, the faintest whisper, the silent tear fall…
If you don’t know Him, pray and ask Him to reveal himself to you in a personal way… All those that seek Him shall find Him and all those that call upon Him shall find Him faithful and All those that call upon His Name ( Jesus ) for Salvation, shall be saved. No matter what we have done wrong in this life, Jesus is there waiting for you… He is there to forgive you when you are ready to repent and He is there to help you walk in Faith… All it takes is believing that He is who he says he is and that He will Forgive and Guide you into a life of joy and happiness. A life of peace with Him and with the Father and He will send the Comforter to guide you and give you the peace that only he can give you and in this life, it is the greatest peace you can ever find…
Praying for this illness to be gone…
After Tragedy claimed her husband’s life and her son’s ability to walk, Hannah King doesn’t want a new man. She has her family, home, and mounting debts. Scarred Amish bachelor Jacob Schrock offers Hannah the job she desperately needs. But while Hannah helps Jacob resolve his accounting issues, can she and her little boy also heal his wounded heart?
Author Vannetta Chapman
Vannetta is a very down to earth, caring person and a sweet friend to all who know her. She never lacks to bring touching stories that will warm the heart, even when sadness or loss is at the heart of a story. You will really enjoy her Full of Grace Fiction. Her sweet and caring character shines through all her wonderful stories.
All her books are stories of light, hope, and truth. Stories that at least for a moment touch the deepest places in our heart.
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My Thoughts on this book…
A Widow’s Hope is a sweet and touching story of a young widow and her handicapped son and also a story about a young man who bears his own scars of his parent’s death. Though these two know each other from their past, they hardly thought they would see each other again. Will pain keep them from finding love? or will all the hurt from the past keep them apart?
I really liked the characters in this story, especially Hannah’s mother who seems to have some wisdom about things and is looking out for what is best for Hannah. Being a mom I can relate to her and her wanting to see her daughter not grieving for too long over the death of her husband. Also for her and her husbands love for Hannah and her son who now live with them.
This story touched my heart as I was/am grieving the loss of two of the most spiritual men in my life. Grief is not always hard to go through and letting go of the past and forging a new future is hard. Doing it with children seems even harder, though they are more resilient and more accepting of new things at times.
I believe anyone who is dealing with loss, grief or who deals with a disability would really grow from reading this story. It is a book for everyone in the family to enjoy! Vannetta as always brings us a heartwarming story for all ages. You won’t be disappointed by this first book in her Amish Brides series.
~ Linda Marie ~