God’s presence, healing, mercy and grace – 12 days in hospital!


My hubby and I are both thankful to God Almighty to be back home looking at this view of the setting sun through all the trees’ leaves after a 12 day stay in the hospital!

This began with the need to have a tooth pulled – being off blood thinner 4 days – probable cause of strokes on July 28 – admittance to the hospital – a gamut of serious tests reveal right neck artery blocked 90% – artery cleanout surgery Aug. 2 – then Friday, Aug 3 – chest pressure – more tests including heart cath – proved clear – his 21-year-old 4 bypass arteries completely clear!!!

The Lord appeared to hubby twice – 1st time the morning of artery surgery saying, “Do not be afraid. I will be with you through this surgery.” 2nd time late Friday evening after chest pressure episode, “I was with you through your surgery and I will be with you through this process.” Hubby was able to describe the Lord’s general appearance. He was in tears as he told me.

My hubby is almost totally deaf from a high fever that settled in ears at age 11. With hearing aids, he is able to hear some, but clarity is extremely difficult. My voice is low and I pronounce my words with clarity. Hubby does not understand most people. The lack of understanding in times of crisis is extremely stressful. Maybe that is why the Lord appeared to hubby.

We pray consistently for the Lord to heal the deafness, but God has not chosen to do so. Yet, we still glory in the Lord, the God of our salvation!

We are told to ‘number our days.’ I believe that means we must be thankful for each day of life and live each day for His glory. God knows our birth date and our death date (or rapture before death). We are to live each day giving glory to God in our body and spirit which belong to God – I Cor. 6:18-20.

We spent our 48th wedding anniversary at the ‘Baptist Suites’ hospital!!

Keep God in the center of your life. When adversity hits, there is a deep abiding peace that passes all understanding.

Yes, we both are physically exhausted, but resting in Jesus!

Living one day at a time – all day long we’ve been with Jesus!

www.carolclemans.org – I will be back into my nationwide counseling/teaching next week, Lord willing!

(636) 448-0121 – carol@carolclemans.org

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Carol Clemans is a Certified Pastoral Counselor (27 years), Bible conference speaker, Christian Life Coach and author. She provides counseling nationwide by phone/web cam. The mission for Carol’s teaching, counseling and writing is to help others grow and heal spiritually, emotionally and relationally.

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