This is Unshakable Hope. Bill Sweeney has had ALS for 22 Years. I can not tell his story but he tells it in his blog. His testament of faith, hope, perseverance and service to God is an encouragement to all.
I finished this post on perseverance on the 23rd of last month and was planning to post it the following day. But it seemed that I had another lesson on perseverance to learn and more paragraphs to add before I posted it.
I woke up that Monday morning and was not feeling well, but I stuck with my routine of Mary getting me dressed and out of bed at 7:30. I found it so difficult to breathe, much more difficult than usual when Mary removed my breathing mask. Still, like thousands of times before, I lied to myself about being a tough guy and surged ahead.
When Mary finally got me propped up in my wheelchair in front of my computer I couldn’t breathe, even after Mary put my breathing mask back on. I struggled even to open my eyes, which is a real problem when you control your computer’s…
“The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders, The LORD is over many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful, The voice of the LORD is majestic.” Psalm 29:3-4 [NASB]
“The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders.” Profoundly meaningful words as I have just returned from walking alongside the ocean in the midst of the tropical storm conditions preceding Hurricane Michael. Both the sounds and sights of the wind and powerful stirring of the waves were breathtakingly awe inspiring.
“Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters; They have seen the works of the LORD, And His wonders in the deep. For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, Which lifted up the waves of the sea. They rose up to the heavens, they went down to…