DOZ Issue 29 March 2018 - Page 25

“ I would throw fear and doubt out of the window and use ALL the gifts and talents God has given me to do great things for the LORD. the passing of my father in 2007. No one ever believed daddy would die and die young. He was a strong man!! 2007 and 2008 were really tough. Remembering every memory of dad (RIP) from my childhood to his deathbed, felt like I was being crushed with despair on the inside of me.  I had to learn to cast my cares on Jesus because He cares for me. His shoulders can carry all my burdens. I was crumbling inside until I decided to give my pain, tears, regret, sadness, confusion, and fears to God and He truly gave me rest. In hindsight, what would you do differently? I would throw fear and doubt out of the window and use ALL the gifts and talents God has given me to do great things for the LORD. Apart from your salvation, what is your biggest testimony of God’s faithfulness in your life? Keeping my mother alive against all the odds. The day my mother gave her life to Jesus in 1996, having been a staunch Catholic since birth, was one of the happiest days of my life. I knew God would guide, protect and provide for her. I didn’t have to be sick with worry for her ever again. She is in God’s hands, surrounded by His love, mercy, and protection. I think of her daily but not with fear and worry DOZ Magazine March 2018 25 «