There are GIANTS in the land!!!
January 23, 2021
It has been two months of huge situations. The word GIANT is the only explanation of how all the circumstances of compiling fear, and frustration have had on me. Health concerns, family concerns, along with work. Tragedies, not to understate the turmoil in our government, and the P word which starts with pan. Outcomes producing grief, disillusionment, anger, fear and uncertainty.
My dad (Manford Wingness) had just passed away suddenly. He had been out in the back 40 clearing brush around the trees. Starting to feel uncomfortable, he came in the house, took a shower, went upstairs telling my mom and aunt Annette, that he was going to lay down and rest. He died in his bed with no warning. My mother (Helen Wingness), approximately three years later, was sitting in her chair and felt dizzy, standing up and going to her phone in the kitchen, she dialed 911, and fell over, right there, having a massive stroke. This was where they found her. Both were instant, unexpected, and brutal to the senses.
I remember talking to my aunt Annette after my father had died. She said, “I didn’t understand why God would allow Bennie (his nick name) to die before me. He was the strong one. He took care of both of us.” She had been deeply grieving and frustrated. I also think it challenged her faith. She was praying about all of this, and then told me how God answered her broken heart. She read Isaiah 55: 8-9 to me. It read, ‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,: declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” The matter between them was trust. Trust is a huge issue. Can you trust God to walk through your life with you? He promised to never leave you or forsake you. But, we always have a, “what if?” casting a shadow over our minds.
Psalms 23: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” David continues: the following statement which I repeat over and over to myself.
“Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for YOU (God) are with me; your rod and staff comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”. In times like these, Scripture is the only security and comfort that I have.
I am writing this on Monday. By Wednesday there will be events that for some will be expected and for others unexpected. Prayers have been going up not only in our country but all across the world that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will accomplish His purpose, and he will!