Thoughtful Thursday – Reminiscing – When God Saves Your Life

I have been going through old writings. Some of them I may have already posted, but I feel as though I should start re-posting them as they are still relevant today and may be needed by someone new to this site. I am going to put these under the heading of Reminiscing. You can find them in the menu (under the picture above) if you miss any. Today’s is from January 7, 2014.

When I was little, three or four years old, I was hit in the head with a block.

Instead of the injury bleeding out, it bled underneath the skin, causing my head to swell up like a basketball.

I was taken to Crouse Irving-Memorial Hospital in Syracuse where a dr. from Peru drained the blood.

I am not sure of all the details, but I know that the doctors told my parents that I was going to die.

When I didn’t, they said I would be permanently brain damaged.

I wasn’t. (If you talk to my brothers, they would probably argue that point.)

I don’t remember much about the whole thing.

I remember laying in the hospital bed, screaming at the top of my lungs and trying to sit on my hands so the nurse could not stick a needle in my fingertip to draw blood.

I remember the terror of having to stay there by myself, pleading with my mother to stay with me.

I don’t remember it, but an artist from Walt Disney came and sketched a picture of Pinocchio for us:

I am the 2nd from the left behind the chair.

I never really thought much about it, the miracle of it, until one day a few years ago when I was talking to my mother.

She told me my oldest brother had a similar experience while in Vietnam.

The convoy he was driving in was hit by the enemy, and he was the only one that survived the attack. Even the guy sitting next to him in his truck was killed.

But, for whatever reason, my brother lived to come home.

My brother and I are both blessed to be here today, only thanks to God for his intervention and protection.

It is a great responsibility to know that God has undertaken circumstances to make sure you survive a life-threatening ordeal.

You cannot help but ask ‘WHY?’

And when you realize that there is indeed a reason for God sparing your life, you cannot help but seek out the purpose for your continued survival and live your life to fulfill that purpose.

© Drusilla Mott and, 2014, 2022

What Do We Do Now?

My last post was written a year and a half ago and concerned verses in the first chapter of Isaiah. The sins of Israel were about to be judged and the description given showed an amazing parallel to these United States. I likened it to the fifty years of abortion that was adopted and fought for in this country, lining this nation up in the crosshairs of God’s wrath and judgment.

Now that the federal law has been overturned, what does it mean for us as a people? I don’t have a definitive answer to that, but I want to share my thoughts and my recent impressions on what I feel God is showing us.

As I stated above, the ruling from the 70’s put the US dead center in God’s crosshairs. We deserve His righteous wrath and judgment for what we have allowed, and we might just get some of it still.

But I firmly believe that God is a God of justice, judgment and mercy; and that He would rather give mercy than wrath and judgment. Time and time again, Israel turned from Him and followed after other gods and committed abominations, bringing his judgment on them. And time and time again. He heard the cries of the people and He forgave and showed mercy.

I believe, especially after reading the Harbinger books by Jonathan Cahn, that 9/11 and Covid are both judgments that God used to try and wake this country up to its impending doom. Signs were numerous of this nation’s flaunting of its sins, adding nail after nail to this nation’s coffin.

Thankfully, a remnant of God’s people were awakened to the situation and humbled themselves and cried out. We prayed in agreement for the abomination to be overturned and God heard our prayers.

As I watched the verdict overturning a federal right to an abortion, I felt a huge weight lift from my shoulders and I felt, for the first time in years, an actual physical feeling of … I am not sure how to describe it … it was a feeling of relief, but also a knowledge that the nation as a whole would not now be under the weight of the murders of more innocent babies.

I still believe that we may, in fact, still be facing more of God’s wrath with judgment against the innocent blood that has been shed already, but I feel as though we can now ask for His mercy and begin to heal.

The fight will now be at the state level and it will be the individual states that either feel God’s harsh judgment or His merciful blessing, depending on their decisions concerning this issue. It will now be those leaders that continue to push for this right to be legalized that will now face His wrath and anger.

I feel as though He will bring blessing to that faithful remnant while at the same time bring judgment and condemnation to those that continue to shake their fists in His face.

I will go back to the book of Isaiah as my reasoning for this thought – well I could use quite a bit of the Old Testament as my basis – because God’s promise is that if we seek Him and following His laws, He will bless. If we turn from Him and sin against Him, He will curse.

But in Isaiah chapter 26 it says:

“20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past. 21 For behold, the LORD comes out of His place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; The earth will also disclose her blood, And will no more cover her slain.”

I think it was Jonathan Cahn that pointed out these verses in comparison to Covid and the killing of innocents.

And before that, at the beginning of chapter 26 it reads:

“1In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: “We have a strong city; God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks. 2Open the gates, That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in. 3You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. 4Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength. 5For He brings down those who dwell on high, The lofty city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He brings it down to the dust. 6The foot shall tread it down— The feet of the poor And the steps of the needy.” 7The way of the just is uprightness; O Most Upright, You weigh the path of the just. 8Yes, in the way of Your judgments, O LORD, we have waited for You; The desire of our soul is for Your name And for the remembrance of You. 9With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; For when Your judgments are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. 10Let grace be shown to the wicked, Yet he will not learn righteousness; In the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly, And will not behold the majesty of the LORD. 11LORD, when Your hand is lifted up, they will not see. But they will see and be ashamed For their envy of people; Yes, the fire of Your enemies shall devour them. 12LORD, You will establish peace for us, For You have also done all our works in us. 13O LORD our God, masters besides You Have had dominion over us; But by You only we make mention of Your name. 14They are dead, they will not live; They are deceased, they will not rise. Therefore You have punished and destroyed them, And made all their memory to perish. 15You have increased the nation, O LORD, You have increased the nation; You are glorified; You have expanded all the borders of the land.


What promises. What assurances.

He will uphold the righteous. He will strengthen those that trust in Him.


What do we do now?

We continue to pray. To press into Him. To seek out His plan and His purpose.

We ask Him to guide us. To strengthen us. To surround us.

We ask Him to continue to move. We ask Him to continue to draw the lost into His kingdom.

We ask for Him to accomplish His will here on earth, as it is in heaven.

We cannot grow weary. We cannot give up. We cannot stop.

It is more important now than it ever was for His people to rise up and stand strong.

Lift up your heads and watch.

The King is moving on behalf of His people.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

© Drusilla Mott and, 2022