Guest blogpost by Cheri Fletcher
When you remember the ways God has led you in the past, what happens?
Your faith is affirmed.
Your hope is renewed.
Your trust is strengthened
In this week’s podcast, Lori Margo shared how she tracks God’s presence in her life … and in her pain.
Lori’s commitment to letting God know I see You resonates with me.
Her message inspired me to look back over my year to date. This has been one of the hardest years I have ever experienced, and it is not over.
But when I take the time to look, I can see God so clearly.
In October of last year, I felt lead to choose the word resilience for my 2020 word of the year. As I share this with you, I am wincing. My idea for a year of resilience would be actively putting in place all ideas I had planned.
I clearly understand now that I am only able to obtain true resilience when I surrender all. This has been my only option.
In January, my husband and I were hit head-on by a truck as the driver lost control and spun into our lane. My car was totaled, but all of us involved walked away.
Looking back now, I can say: God, I see you
In February, a nursing home that my husband manages (yes that nursing home) was the first place in the US to have a COVID-19 outbreak.
What the media did not show you is the community of Kirkland tying blue ribbons on all the trees around the nursing home, area churches feeding our staff two meals a day for three months, and the piles of encouraging letters we received.
God, I see you
In April, my daughter tore her ACL, and in May I flew back to Nashville to help her with surgery and recovery. I was so glad that she was still under our insurance – with only 30 days left. I was also glad that she made it into surgery even in the middle of a pandemic. I am happy that she is recovering very well.
God, I see you
In June my son and two friends were in a severe single car accident. By all accounts nobody should have survived. All three lived! While I was interviewing Lori for this week’s podcast, my son was in the room and her story really touched him as he applied the concept of tracking God to his new testimony.
God, I see you
My faith has been affirmed as I have tracked God in every one of these situations.
My hope is renewed as I know He has a plan for me.
My trust has been strengthened as I have come to understand I will only find true resilience when I surrender.
Now it’s your turn.
Take a moment to look back over your year thus far. Ask yourself:
How has God been with me?
Where can I trace evidence back to Him?
Then, if you’re comfortable sharing, let us know in the comments what you’ve learned by tracking God in 2020.
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I”m not surprised that it was quite a powerful interview. Thank you for doing this.
I loved my time with Cheri! She has so much to offer!❤️
I LOVE THIS FROM CHERI!! Wow! What a year for her family!! And now i LOVE how she is has tracked God!! I’m super encouraged through this!! Every time I sit down this week for my quiet time I’m gonna write down some of Gods fingerprint moments in my life these past 7 months!!
Thank you Wendy! I am glad you are encouraged to track God. It has been a crazy year for all of us and yet one that has strengthened faith for sure!
I’m so glad you were encouraged! And… I love your phrase– fingerprint moments!❤️
Very encouraging. Thank you for sharing.
I’m so glad this encouraged you! Cheri has had quite a year!❤️