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Isaiah 61:3 ….’the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness….’

“Father, I bless you…Father, I love you…I trust you God. You are faithful, you are sovereign….always omniscient….always worthy of praise.” Is this an example of my morning meditation? Words of adoration that I utter throughout the day? Yes, but more….these are words that I have said when I was bottled up with unrelenting pain…chest pain! I thought that I was dying of a heart attack. Who experiences deep, concentrated centralized pain in the middle of the night and it’s not a heart attack? Me! Why? Because I had experienced so much emotional pain and so much stress, that my mind was utterly overwhelmed and my body was just its pawn.

I am almost in tears as I type because I am taken back to that time in my life that I felt that I was so down, so low, so hopeless that I would die. What made the difference for me? In my fear and in my pain, I would call out to the only faithful and gracious God. Although sometimes immobilized with the fear of dying I reverted to what I knew which was deep in my heart…praise!!!

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