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God Specializes


Evangelist Cheryl Smith MitchellHave you any rivers that you think are uncrossable?
Have you any mountains that you can’t tunnel through?
God specializes in things thought impossible
And He will do what no other power can do

Have you any sickness that you think is incurable
In spite of all the doctors can do?
God specializes in things thought impossible
And He will do what no other power can do

These are words to a song my sister was always requested to sing. On January 27, 1994 - a day that I will never forget - my older sister and only sibling, Fredericka “Freddi” died suddenly. It is. Death is always a stranger but a sudden death can really take its toll. I was devastated and it was only God that sustained me during that time. I had no idea my sister’s death was the beginning of a great brewing storm that would now come into my life like a flood.

Freddi was still a young woman. We were close and she was always very protective of me, her baby sister. We would talk on the phone each day and could laugh hysterically about the silliest things. I miss her.

My mother and father were both incapacitated by sickness and I had to make all the arrangements for my sister’s funeral. I was blindsided by my sister’s death but I can only imagine my parents’ grief because most parents don’t outlive their children.

Many people told me I was so strong but I was like Apostle Paul in (1 Corinthians 12:9-10, KJV) “ And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness… therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”

I was in distress but the Lord heard me and was with me even though, in all honesty, I wondered if He had forsaken me. After my sister’s death, I withdrew and basically stopped functioning because of overwhelming grief. I was going through the motions but I really was not “there.”

Three weeks after the funeral I went for a weekend to visit my oldest son’s godmother in an effort to get myself together. While there, in my quiet time, I heard the Spirit say, “Eliezer.”


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