Stricken with a Heart Attack!!!

Commentary By:  Gordon King

Hello my friends!  I hope and pray that you are all well. 

I am writing to you today because of something that happened to me this past week.  I was stricken with a serious heart attack.  It started about a week and a half ago when I started having very bad chest and throat pains, I assumed that it was some sort of bacterial infection or virus.  The pain was so bad, debilitating pain, that on my way home from work this past Saturday (just a few days ago) I drove myself to the emergency room, this was exactly one week after I began having the pains.

They immediately began running tests on me including an EKG, took blood samples, administered nitro-glycerin, then the cardiologist told me that I either had or was having a heart attack and that he was going to admit me into the hospital.  The next morning, Sunday, I underwent surgery, both to find blocked arteries in my heart but also to then open them up and place stents in them if necessary.  I ended up having one stent placed.

I was released from the hospital last night and my son picked me up and drove me home.  It’s a bit difficult for me to do much writing or anything else with my right hand because they ran a cardiac catheter through the radial artery in my right wrist into my heart.  I was given a brace to wear for the first week and told not to over use my right hand.

Just a little over a week ago when I first started having these chest pains one person made some comments to me on this site, he said that he was still waiting for me to die!  It truly makes me wonder if this heart attack was not brought on by evil spirits attempting to bring me down?  I know that it has slowed me down, but it has no victory over me!  I may be temporarily incapacitated but not defeated.

And even if I were to die then so be it, I know that I would be with the Lord.  The funny thing is that during this whole process in the hospital I wasn’t in fear of death at any moment.  The only thing that concerned me was leaving my children behind without a father, other than that I was ready to go if it was the Lord’s will to call me home!  Actually there was one other reason that I didn’t want to die, I want to be raptured with the church!   It may be a selfish reason, but I really do want to be raptured while I am still alive, but either way, the most important thing is that I will be with the Lord forever!

I’m not out of the woods yet my friends, the doctor told me that my heart was not functioning at full capacity and that it had been damaged from the heart attack.  My heart is weak and vulnerable to increased stress.  I need to be taking the medications that I was given, eat healthy at all times, and follow a recommended exercise program, all of these things need to be done as a lifestyle change for the rest of my life.  But, I also need prayers, I need prayers for my healing, for the healing of my heart tissue, for the healing of the blood vessels and arteries, for the functional capacity of my heart.

Whatever happens to me we all only have a short time on this earth my friends.  One day we all will either die or be raptured first, that’s it! 

If I wasn’t born-again then I would probably fear death, but I don’t!  I don’t fear death but have concern for those that are left behind, this is my only concern about dying.

I didn’t expect something like this to happen to me at this age, I figured that at some point in time that it might, that the odds go up as we get older.  But that’s just it, none of us know what will happen to us day by day, some people drop dead of a heart attack or cardiac arrest at a very early age, you just never know, none of us do! 

It’s the pain and suffering that we go through in this life that make us who we are, that lead us to believe in what we believe.  Some distance themselves further away from God, they cannot understand why a sovereign God would allow things like this to happen, while some use it as an opportunity to become closer to God, they know that God is in control of all things, even when the chips are down, even when we face adversity, even if we are in pain and suffering, God is in control and will make all things work together for our good if we trust in Him!  It’s not easy being in pain, believe me I know, and I cannot say that I understand what it is like to have severe chronic and debilitating pain, I cannot.  But I can say that nothing in this world will last forever, all things will come to an end and when they do we will find ourselves in one of two places, either in heaven with the One who created it all, or in hell with the one who rebelled against Him.

I will be taking some time to recover and will not be posting like normal for a little while. 

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

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15 thoughts on “Stricken with a Heart Attack!!!

  1. Looks like dude gets to live with disappointment. Glad to know you’re doing well, brother. May the Lord restore your health and allow you more chances to annoy Satan!

    • Thank you so much Marques Jeffries!

      I would love to see the rapture happen while I am physically alive, but either way is to be present with the Lord! And yet we eagerly await for His glorious appearing! Amen.

      God bless! Maranatha!

  2. Dear Brother
    I am sorry to hear of this news and I will be praying for you . I know so many of us are under attack at this time and curses are being pronounced on us. I pray for a full and robust recovery for you and that all things will be turned to good, eating healthy and exercise when able, will all improve your health, we can all take a lesson from this, I am to sedentary because of my health and know I need to walk more. God bless you Gordon do not over tax yourself, rest in The Lord but a couple of lines just to keep us all updated would be good as and when you can.
    Psalm 118:17-29 King James Version (KJV)

    17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord! Psalm 118:17 KJV
    Amen!

    Maranatha
    God bless you
    Christine

    • Thank you so very much Christine!

      I know that I need the rest, but I also know that it will be difficult to keep from posting. I also know that I will return to work in a couple of weeks, so I need to rest up while I can. That is an awesome verse of scripture sister, I love it!

      And in all things we give thanks, even in times of trouble and adversity, in times of pain and sorrow, through tribulations and darkness, I shall praise Him with my lips and continually give Him thanks, glory, and honor! Thank you Jesus!

      God bless! Maranatha!

  3. PTL ! Gordon. glad you are back home, that your children still have their Father and that you are on the road to recovery. 😉 Cheryl

    • Thank you so very much Cheryl!

      I needed to hear the good Lord speaking to me through you sister, if I didn’t listen then I might not be here right now! That is a perfect scenario of God speaking to us through other people, but are we always listening? I’m sure glad that I did, you were right on! May the good Lord bless you and your family, I’m praying for you and all of your family Cheryl. God bless! Maranatha! P.S. I’ll probably be seeing you after a couple of weeks, I need a good rest.

  4. First of all I am truly sorry for what you going though. Hang in there and you will be healing very soon. You will be in my thought. I know people and myself will praying for you. I am looking forward your next new article in near future. You take care and get plenty of rest brother. God bless. By the way I know you will get a reward from Jesus because you posted articles about the Lord and etc.

    • Thanks so much Jim!

      I cannot tell you how much it means to me to have brothers and sisters in Christ who I have never met in person caring about me and praying for me, such a blessing! Take care of yourself Jim, one day soon the Lord will be coming to take us both home in the rapture! Amen.

      God bless! Maranatha!

  5. Hi Gordon so sorry to hear about your heart attack…sending much love and praying for a full recovery in Jesus Name…will keep you in prayer God bless you…Maranatha

  6. God had other plans for you my friend. And although you “may be temporarily incapacitated but not defeated!”.

    When bad karma (curses) is sent out by anyone to another, especially to a believer of our Lord the giver receive’s the curse. Deu 30:7-8 “If you return to the Lord and obey all the commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will take his curses and turn them against your enemies—against those who hate you and persecute you.” Remember also Prov 10:6, “The good man is covered with blessings from head to foot, but an evil man inwardly curses his luck.” You received His blessings Gordon, by getting yourself to the hospital and following up on dr”s orders to rest. God indeed has other plans for you. As we age we need to take things a little slower but steadily moving forward.

    When one believes in Jesus, death looses its sting.
    God is teaching through your suffering, with Him all is well there is no need to fear. Thank you for sharing not only your pain but through it your courage. May this mishap show others how strong is your faith. God bless you wholeheartedly!

    My prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
    Much love sent your way, your friend in Christ, Aida

    • Thanks for your comment Aida!

      The good Lord is not yet finished with me during this life time, or I do believe that He would have taken me home with this heart attack! And for some reason I knew that I wasn’t going to die, I knew that I would recover. But for how much longer? I do not know.

      Many thoughts have gone through my mind during this recovery, some good, some not so good. Sometimes I wish the Lord would have just taken me home, but other times I know that there is a reason for my being here and it is according to His will. This world is not an easy place, especially for followers of Christ! It would have been so much easier to have died and gone to be with the Lord, but I know that His will for me is not yet done on earth.

      I have been given more time, more time to accomplish His will, to do whatever it is that He wills for me to do, and perhaps it’s just one thing, perhaps it’s many. I know that my time is short, that time for all of us is so very short, so we must make the right decisions in this life before we pass on to the next one, we must do what is righteous and holy, and that’s not always welcomed with open arms in the world today!

      Whatever the reasons, God is telling me something, He is telling me that He is always with me, that I should not fear death, that our lives are short, that nothing really matters but life itself! Through our sufferings we either connect with God or distance ourselves from God, our faith either increases or decreases, but I don’t believe that it remains stagnant. We can have peace and comfort through Christ or fear of the unknown without Him!

      But like you said, I believe that God is using this to show others my faith in God, but also that our lives can be taken at any moment, and to make people around me sit up and seriously think about what comes after our physical death! But unfortunately most people don’t really consider these things unless someone close to them actually dies. Our sufferings can lead to good things for other people, it can lead to eternal salvation!

      Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and your prayers! God bless! Maranatha!

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