Vicky Hyman column: Don't take health for granted

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Do not take your life, health and strength for granted. I want all to be aware of the uncertainty of what can happen in a second that can change your whole life forever.
When you wake up in the morning, ask the Lord to direct your steps, lead you where he would have you to go.
Realize you did not wake yourself up this morning.
Just to be able to see, hear, talk, smell, breathe, walk, even to turn over in the bed is God’s mercy.
You cannot even imagine by looking at me some of the things I have been through or even some of the challenges I still have.
To be able to go to the bathroom and to sit on the stool without help or to get in the bathtub by yourself is a wonderful feeling,
You never know what you will have to go through in this life.
If you do not know the Lord as your personal Lord and Savior, I recommend you allow him into your life. When you are faced with a difficult trial, you cannot go through it by yourself.
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three months after my youngest child was born. I was 35.
I believe God’s words. I will walk again by myself. This is just a test. God wants us to go through our test with the right attitude and let the light of Jesus shine no matter what we are faced with. Heb. 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Yes, I know without a doubt that I will walk down here on this earth.
There is a set time. It shall be manifested.
Our tests are not just for us but are to help someone else.
Tell someone else about the love of Jesus.
Teenagers are being killed so tragically. Car accidents, train, plane and motorcycle accidents.
Oh yes, there is plenty of work to be done to encourage someone. Let us get in a hurry. Seek what part you are to do.
And let us get busy before it is too late.
“I must work the works of him that sent me while it is day; the night cometh, when no man can work.” (John 9:4).
God will allow trials to come in each of our lives to build Christlike character.
Only God can give you strength to endure hardships to the end.
“For our light affliction, which is but a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” (2 Corinthians 4:17).
We do not know where death is for us or how we will die or what type of sickness will come to us.
Do not take life, health or strength for granted.
Evangelist Vicky Roberts Hyman lives in Salisbury.