When Your World Gives You an Upside-down Exclamation Mark⚠️‼️

“The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: Isaiah 38:19

Recently, I was blessed to meet someone who hasn’t been given much longer to live on this earth.

You would never know it by listening to their enthusiasm and unshaken faith.

They mentioned the plans they still have for winning more souls for Jesus.

This blessed my heart beyond anything I could imagine.

They were asking for more time.

More time here on earth, like Hezekiah.

“In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.

Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,

I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,

Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.

And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.”
‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭20:1-6‬ ‭

Hummingbirds

A thought popped into my head while taking the above pic. It looked like an upside down exclamation point written in the clouds.

What do we do when we are given an upside down exclamation point?

Do we give up?

Grace knows she can’t get these fellas, but she keeps trying.

In all reality, these guys should not be here right now. They are suppose to be migrated North.

But they are still here.

They have purpose.

May we all find our purpose here.

May we all use the years we have left here on earth for a greater purpose.

Turn that upside down exclamation point upright.

Keep your faith until the end.

“But the one who endures and bears up [under suffering] to the end will be saved.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:13‬ ‭AMP‬‬

15 comments

  1. Thank you for this encouragement Renee. When life throws an upside down exclamation mark, may we cling on to faith and trust God, praising Him through it. It is something we have to remember to do even when we do not feel it. Can only do it through the spirit in us.

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