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Topic: Inner Strength (04/20/06)
TITLE: Divine Strength
By Melissa Williams
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It had only been two years since Sylvia had lost her husband in an automobile accident. He was hit head on by a drunk driver as he was coming home from work one evening. She and Jim had only been married eight years but theirs was a marriage made in heaven. They had been married three years when Sylvia learned she was pregnant with Jenny. She and Jim were thrilled. They had talked about having as many children as God would bless them with. Now Jim was gone. Sylvia was heart broken when he died but she had been able to go on with her life trusting God and knowing that He knew what was best for her and Jenny.
When Jenny got sick Sylvia was not worried because the doctors seemed to think it was not anything to worry about. But her health continued to decline. The doctors ran test after test coming up with nothing until they ran a test that found some cancerous cells in her stomach. By the time they found it and operated on her the cancer had spread throughout her body. The doctor told Sylvia that the best they could do was make Jenny as comfortable as possible, that it was only a matter of weeks. Sylvia immediately called the pastor of her church and her Sunday School teacher and asked them to pray.
That was weeks ago. Jenny was very strong and had such a sweet spirit, everyone at the hospital fell in love with the little five year old girl in room 100. As the days went by Jenny was getting weaker but her spirit seemed to be getting stronger. She talked about looking forward to seeing Jesus and her daddy again. But Sylvia seemed to be sinking. Her faith in God was faltering and she was feeling alone and deserted. One night when Sylvia was laying on the bed next to Jenny, Jenny reached out and touched her mother’s cheek and told her she loved her and that an angel was in her room standing at the end of her bed telling her it was time for her to come home. From somewhere deep inside, Sylvia experienced an overwhelming sense of peace come over her. She knew she was going to be able to make it. Jenny would no longer be with her but she would be with Jesus and her daddy.
Sylvia made it through the hard days ahead, through Jenny’s funeral and the grieving process. During that time, God walked with her every step of the way and filled her with a strength she had never known. She was able to reach out to other women whose lives had been touched by death. She ministered to these women helping them deal with their losses and hold on to their faith in God as He gave them strength, an inner strength that comes from trusting Him.
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