My Illness and God’s Deliverance

When I felt the first symptoms of Covid, I believed it was just my normal winter head cold. Two days in, I was beginning to realize that it was more than that. The headache would have been normal with a cold, although this one was so much more severe than usual. But it was the body aches that began making themselves felt three days in that made me pretty sure this was more than just a head cold.

I stepped up my battle against it — slathering on the Vicks, sucking down Hall’s cough drops, and sleeping in my recliner instead of in bed. I was taking a combination of Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc and Vitamin D, so I continued that and then added a couple things that my physician recommended. I lived on saltine crackers and oyster crackers – just enough to keep my blood sugar from bottoming out, because my appetite was gone completely. I could not stand the idea of coffee – a stunning admission for me – and began drinking gallons of hot water that I just put through the Keurig without a coffee pod.

For the past year, I had felt a slight anxiety over the possibility of catching the virus because of health issues; but I knew that even if I did contract it, the Lord would take care of me. I discovered that I was not at all uneasy about it once I realized I had caught it, and just asked the Lord to watch over me.

I don’t remember much – spent most of my time sleeping – but I do remember the feeling of a dark oppressive weight that seemed to be pushing me down. After a week, as I sat in my recliner, I felt the Lord telling me that I needed to put on my praise and worship music, but I was so tired, did not feel like getting up and turning it on, so I just went back to sleep.

Two days later, this show came on TBN and within minutes of it starting, the darkness lifted and I began to feel better. It is an hour long show and they had it going for four hours, from 8 to midnight. By the time the first hour was over, I felt 95% better – even singing Great Are You Lord without a coughing fit.

I felt the Lord telling me that the reason He had urged me to put on my praise and worship was because Satan had been hovering over me. The songs in this show pushed him out and brought God into the situation. When I went to bed, I made sure my worship songs were filling the room. I let it play all through the night. By the next morning, the only sign that I had even had Covid was a lingering feeling of fatigue and weakness.

I had heard more than once that God lives in the praise of his people, and now I have living proof.

Since then, I have bought the CD for this, and have either that or my Hillsong Worship playing almost 24/7. Thank you Michael W. Smith and TBN for airing this show at just the right time. The Lord used you and this show to heal and strengthen me.

But most importantly, thank You Lord, for being with me and healing me and strengthening me. Thank You for loving me like You do. I love You, Abba Father. I love You.

© Drusilla Mott and, 2021

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