Day 4 – MY PEACE COMES FROM THE LORD
Today’s thought shared by Anthony Rogers…
“Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” (Galatians 6:6-8)
When the day happened that I had my first heart attack, my life was traveling so fast, I was thinking only of my family. When I got home from the hospital, I was hoping everyone would understand I wouldn’t be able to return to work. Instead they were all mad at me. They only wanted my money. I wasn’t’ physically able to work. My wife, Debbie told me to leave. I was afraid. I love my family. She accused me of being unfaithful. I told her my heart was damaged. I told her to ‘bring in the witness of me’. So I did as she asked and I packed what I could and left crying that evening. When I finally got to the VA Hospital in Memphis, they admitted me to Mental Health. I stayed there until I was moved to the Transition Facility so I could start putting my life back together. I got all my claims turned in to stay there for 14 months. I was just waiting on when I could get out. I was alone and lonely. From the time our children were little, they would ask simple questions and I would try to answer them to the best of my knowledge and hope they understood the answer. I talked over all things with my son and told him what I had been through. I tried to make Debbie forgive me of my wrongs but she refused so I am trusting in God to take care of me and my heart. This is how I came to live here in Memphis and I live in the hope of the Lord to always take care of me.
Dear Lord Our Heavenly God on High, You know all things and understand why I am here and you are with me through all of my mistakes of what I did. I know in my heart you cleansed my soul through prayer. Dear Lord, I pray that your guiding hand of wisdom will keep me striving onto your Higher Ground and help bring lost souls to You and into your Kingdom. This and all things in Christ’s Name, Amen.