The other day I was reading an article and it had the word resilient in it. It just stuck in my spirit. A heavenly message that to this day is like a song ringing in my soul.

A few days later after reading the article, I had an appointment with my nephrologist. She informed me that my kidney had reached a point where I needed to get a new transplant. I knew then that I had entered a time of resilience. Once again, a time where I would need to lean on the Lord to bounce back.

The journey has begun with more tests and more doctor visits. I seek your prayers while I stake my trust in the Lord. He is my strength. Daily I seek Him. Daily I walk by faith.

I see resilience all around me. I see it in the saints that are in dealing with spiritual warfare at home and on their job. At the schools too, and at the doctors’ offices. The scriptures teach us that: “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2 NIV).

Isaiah 12:2 is a lesson on resilience. It will help you bounce back and go through any situation. Each line is powerful to hold on to. “Surely God is my salvation; I will not be afraid.” When life gets hard or just as part of your morning prayer just say, “Surely God is my salvation; I will not be afraid.” I can feel it in deep in my heart. Look at the next verse. See how he emphasized The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and defense;” Finally, he has become my salvation. Praise God! How Isaiah the Prophet got it right long before Jesus gave His life on the cross. It along with many other scriptures help us in times of resilience.

Will you keep me and my family in your prayers?

We love you

Pastor June R. McIntosh


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