Light after Darkness

Pic by Lisa Cope@lisa_co

As Exodus 15:2, I will say
“The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise Him – my father’s God, and I will exalt Him” .

Today I share my testimony solely to glorify God and also to encourage others.

Recently, my precious daughter gave birth to her second son. For 9 months I and some of my friends and my sister were praying to God for his normal birth and complete health as if our lives depended on it. Sometimes I get up at 4 am to pray deep and sincere direct prayers to Jesus. For you see, Su Ann’s first son died after 10 months in her arms and I was there to see him die of Sulfactant Deficiency. All of us then, on his day of death were wailing loudly and our tears flowed like the river of Babylon.

Sulfactant Deficiency is a condition in which the lungs can’t function normally owing to a lack of liquid to create surface tension to enable the lungs to open and close normally. This, the baby cannot do and he needed a ventilator to stay alive. For 10 long months, Jonathan was like running a marathon each day just to breathe to stay alive. It was exhausting for him and for us. A huge grey blanket is cast over us all even when the sun is shining brightly outside.

I looked to God for strength and comfort as He has promised in Isaiah 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 says “For My thoughts are not your thoughts. Neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened and dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” says Joshua 1:9.

So when Su Ann was expecting again we were apprehensive and fearful whether this new baby will be normal. I prayed to God for His blessings and mercy and I asked 3 of my prayer partners to pray together with and for us too.

Placing my child-like faith in God and our joint sincere prayers and most importantly God’s mercy and blessings, the baby boy was born on 26 June 2020 in perfect health without any deficiency of any sort. Hallelujah!! Praise God!!
So I would like to encourage that in times of great tribulations, place your faith in Jesus alone and pray to Him for deliverance and He will answer your prayers for certain without doubt.

Today Flash Matthias is home with us and reminding us He is a child of God’s great mercy and blessing. Every day is joy. The grey blanket enveloping us is finally lifted. If there is no sorrow to hollow our hearts, where can there be room for joy? Before light there is the darkest night. God is light.

I echo Psalm 9:1 “I will give thanks to You, Lord with all my heart. I tell of all Your wonderful deeds.” Just like the Psalmist in 121:1-2, I say “I lift up my eyes to the mountains. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Thank God for answering our prayers and all glory to Him alone. Amen!

Written & submitted by:
Michael Ho