This message is not to share how to get going when your exhausted but I would like to share with you instead what happened to me last week, it was indeed very much a low energy time but also a time of Blessing.
On my way home from shopping late Tuesday afternoon, I realized because the battery was very low that I had forgotten to fully charge my Mobility Scooter and I knew I wouldn’t be able to get home, this has happened to me before so I always carry a battery in my Scooter Bag just in case but as I was also not very far away from the Takeaway Hamburger Shop that had let me charge up a few years ago, I felt relief that I would be able to get help.
Thankfully they were the same people and they let me charge my Scooter again but as they were closing in a hour I knew the charge would not be long enough to get me home and that I would have to charge again at a Shopping Complex closer to home.
As I was getting ready to leave, the Shop owner noticed one of my wheels was flat, this meant I couldn’t drive home, I quickly phoned Ron and he came and picked me up, we left the Scooter at the Shop and I arranged for Mark the Service man to pick it up the next day.
It was a very cold night and all of this had taken hours and having left earlier in the day I was not dressed for the winter night chill that comes on so quickly, so the next day I was sneezing and had all the other symptoms of a cold, I felt miserable and took some cold tablets and went to bed early.
They returned my Scooter on Friday Morning and I headed off to see my Doctor after lunch but on my way home and by this time it was getting late as it’s always a long wait to see my Doctor and I also did some shopping, to my surprise I noticed my Battery was very low again, it seems they had forgotten to fully charge it up after the Service was done and the puncher was fixed. I didn’t know what to do because when I phoned the Scooter Service number the recorded message said they were closed early with it being a long weekend. What was I going to do it was getting late and it was cold again.
I knew Ron would not be able to help me this time as he would be feeling exhausted after his Chemo and so he wouldn’t be able to drive safely and I didn’t have anyone else’s number to call for help either, I will make sure I do in future though.
I was thinking perhaps I could ask one of the people I had meet when driving home before if I could charge my Scooter but both of their homes were in darkness and by that time I had no battery charge left, the light was on red and I was still three streets away from home and they were mostly uphill.
I prayed and asked God to help me and very slowly headed off home without lights to save any charge that may be left. Yes I got home but it took a long time, the Scooter was going very slow but you can be sure I was thanking God every inch of the way.
When I got to the end of my driveway, the Scooter couldn’t get up the path, what was I going to do, I couldn’t charge it from that distance, I prayed again and than used my foot like the Children do with their two wheel Scooters and yes I made it up to the door but knew the pressure on my leg and foot would cause intense pain the next day but Wow I made it home!
I told Mark the Scooter Service Man what happened the next day, he said in amazement after apologizing because they had not fully charged my Scooter, that it was impossible for me to have made it home when the battery was showing red, he also said I should buy a Lottery ticket, I told him that Prayer is a sure winner the Lottery isn’t.
I’m all charged up now and as an added Blessing, I did not suffer any intense pain in my leg or foot the next day or later in the week, what an Awesome Loving God we have!
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
God’s abundant Blessings for you now and always – Anne.