I am writing this hoping that it will help at least one person to receive the beautiful gift that I have received from God.

This is written especially for "Senior Citizens," as we are called, and especially for the handicapped and those who are alone.

Maybe your handicap is one that has taken your ability to still work on your hobbies or to be as active as you have been.

God turned my handicap into a beautiful, wonderful blessing for my being able to drive among other things. Having very little sight can restrict your activities, and I became very depressed.

My greatest blessing was to learn that, without the Lord, I would really be handicapped. My faith became so strong that God was with me and was going to see me through this phase of my life.

I was told by many doctors that I would never be able to do certain things again. Call me stubborn; call me hostile; call me anything you like but I could not, and would not, accept any negative reports from them. I lived in a fantasy world and never believed that my handicap was forever. I had visions of walking, or almost running, at malls.

I claimed Isaiah 40:31 (The Book) ~ "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."

One day when I turned the page on my calendar to a new month, I found this by Helen Steiner Rice: "If we observe the miracles that happen every day, we cannot help but be convinced that in His wondrous way, God makes what seems unbearable and painful and distressing easily acceptable, when we view it as a blessing."

Now, I can really say that God has, in His wondrous way, taken what seems unbearable, painful and distressing to me, when I thought my life was over, and turned it into a blessing. I am never lonely anymore for I always have someone who understands me and knows that I am not perfect. I have become so close to the Lord that I feel His presence all the time. I have also learned to let Him instruct me in the way that I should go.

When I need an answer to "What shall I do?" or "Where should I go?," He always tells me and I know that when He gives me an answer, it's the right one. Even if I'm disappointed sometimes, later I learn why.

I believe that this scripture can express my feelings far better than I have been able to express and I would like to share it with you. Psalms 40:1-3 (The Book) ~ "I waited patiently for God to help me. He listened and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair and from the bog and the mire and set my feet on a hard, firm path and steadied me as I walked along."

"He has given me a new song to sing of praise to our God. Now, many will hear of the glorious things He did for me and stand in awe before the Lord and put trust in Him."

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Thank you, Jesus!

Etheleen Hall©


Music ~ "Build My Mansion Next Door To Jesus"
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