AT the beginning of the MCO, I stopped working. My son was stuck in Cambodia as he was not able to get a flight back. I was alone at home from March to June 2020.
There were many inconveniences and new norms to adjust to. My emotions were affected and I felt very down. I was coughing and breathless. My body became weak. Marketing and carrying heavy things became a challenge, more so when I had to walk up four flights of stairs to reach home.
At night, I could not sleep well because of breathing difficulties. I inquired of the Lord and He reminded me who I was and stirred my heart to rise up to war against the enemy and fight the good fight of faith. So I started to worship God, especially at night when I could not sleep. God told me not to fear as I was not alone in facing this pandemic. He said to rest in His promise that He would keep me and protect me.
I asked my family, my connect group and my pastor to pray for me.
I went to a clinic and the doctor prescribed some medicine. He said if the symptoms persisted, I would need to go to hospital. I prayed for God’s healing (as going to the hospital was my last choice).
I give thanks to God who heard my prayer. I slowly recovered. I sought the Lord, prayed and declared His Word. Fear left me and I was embraced by the love of God.
Our Father told me I should not be weak during adversity. I should be strong to stand against the enemy. God indeed is with me and for me. I am completely healed and I am strong now, physically and spiritually.
By Grace Yap
Grace Yap has two sons, Matthew and Joel, and a daughter-in-law Leanne. She moved to Kajang in 2018 and joined KAOG in the beginning of 2020.