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I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life more times than I can count. Sometimes its not until later that I look back and I am amazed at how he came through for me. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. It was a cold November day in Michigan, I was in my second year of my associate degree in nursing and I was 34 weeks pregnant with my son. This was the most difficult block, usually half the class each year would fail the block and if you failed you would have to wait until the next year to retake the class. I was at my parents house and I wanted to clear my mind, it was too cold to walk outside so I decided on treadmill walking. Within minutes I started having contractions. My sister drove me to the hospital and within an hour I had delivered a sick tiny baby boy.

My son was a premie and had to stay in the hospital for a couple of weeks. The following day, my friend Sarah came to the hospital and studied with me to prepare for our exam which was the next day. I wasn’t ready, I had just had a premature baby and my grandma was in a coma in Zimbabwe so my mom was gone. I found it difficult to focus but I also trusted that God would help me. The next morning I was exhausted from staying at the hospital with my sick premature baby but I was determined to take the test and do my best. When I walked into class, I was overwhelmed with tears. My instructor and classmates had organized a baby shower for me with decorations and food. I got so many baby gifts, it was such an amazing thing. As I sat down to write my exam after we had settled down, I remember my mind went to Psalm 121:1, “Lord I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from.” With that, I took the exam knowing where my help came from.

That afternoon, I paced back and forth in the hallway waiting for the results to be posted on blackboard. My instructor saw me pacing and told me to go home. She told me everything would be fine and I should just go home and rest. I was filled with a peace that I did not understand and I drove home.  As soon as I got home, I logged onto blackboard to check my grade and miraculously, I had the exact number of points that I needed to pass the class, 228. I love how God puts moments like these in my life to remind me of His power and that He is in control.

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