God’s Got This

 “Don’t be afraid! Stand still and you will see the Lord save you today…You only need to remain calm; the Lord will fight for you.” (Exodus 14: 13-14 NCV)



I talked to Billy Sunday morning. He is recovering from surgery and said, “the past few days have been rough. But I think the worse is over.” I agree with him. I must believe what Billy thinks; the worse is over.  This scripture came to me as I was praying over Billy, “Don’t be afraid! Stand still and you will see the Lord save you today…You only need to remain calm; the Lord will fight for you.” (Exodus 14: 13-14 NCV).  To be honest, this is my “go to scripture.” When I am faced with a challenge, this scripture gives me comfort and strength. God’s promise tells me to release fear, then rest in knowing the battle is not mine; it is God’s. This scripture spoke to what I was feeling about Billy’s hospitalization and surgery.  God seemed to whisper this may also speak to what Billy is feeling.  So, I grabbed hold of this promise over Billy’s health. Don’t be afraid. See God’s blessing over Billy’s body today. Remain calm; God fights Billy’s health challenges for him. Release it all to Me.

This type of release allows me to settle into the now, the present moment.  It allows me to see what is in front of me with new appreciation.  Wherever I am, now is a gift.  It depends on how I look at it. I see this repeatedly from Billy.  No matter his situation; in the hospital, in dialysis, in physical therapy; he always has something good to say about “his present moment.” In the hospital, Sunday, he talked about the angels; nurses, therapists, technicians, who are taking care of him. He lingered on the good surrounding him even when he was in excruciating pain. He is able to see the good in a not so good situation. I pray Billy’s vision for blessing the positive regardless of  what is happening to him, causes God’s favor to shine upon him and multiply his good a hundred-fold.

So, as I hung up the phone, all I could say was thank You God.  God, You got this!  You got Billy! Bless him,  indeed.  For me, in that moment, that was enough.  God, is enough.   

Please continue to pray for Billy and his wife, Cheryl, along with all the medical staff caring for him.  Please visualize Billy healthy, strong, smiling, walking and at home with his wife, cats and dog. Vision plus prayer are so powerful.


Dear God, thank you for covering Billy and all the other people who are hospitalized with Your love, protection and peace.  Let them feel Your powerful touch and know they are not alone.  Let them believe and see You got this; You got them.  Thank You so much!! Amen, Amen, Amen!!!


  • Arie Chever McBride

    Mary,I too said Thank You GOD, after talking to Billy on Sunday.It was so good to hear his voice,as he spoke of how Grateful and Thankful he is and how Blessed he is.
    Yes,GOD Got This.He has Billy.
    I just know as you always say,” Everything is going to be okay.”I also believe in
    Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you,”declares the LORD.”plans to prosper you
    and not to harm you,plans to give you hope and a future.”(NIV)
    Mary,we have an Awesome brother…..Actually, I am very blessed to have such an Awesome
    Family……Thank you,Sis…I Love you.

    • Mary Chever-Watson

      Arie, thank you so much for sharing. I, too, believe in Jeremiah 29:11; it is a powerful scripture of hope. Yes, indeed, we are blessed to have Billy, an awesome brother, an awesome family and we are also blessed to have you, an awesome sister. Love you much!! God is able.

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