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01 July, 2021

Dear friends,
Let me share a little story with you ...

It was a hot summer morning in June 2011. Waking up too early that morning, my body was tired, my soul was restless, my heart was heavy. I decided to get off the bed and try to find some quiet moment in the living room. The funeral service for my late husband was coming up in a few days and I was supposed to find some of his favorite songs to be sung at the funeral service. What would he sing? What are some of his favorite songs? But my numbing mind just couldn't think of anything.

The cell phone that was laying next to me on the couch suddenly vibrated. It was a number out of my contact list all the way from Indonesia. I decided to pick it up. Hello!? hello?? No one was there, it was just a noisy background. As I was about to hang up I heard a song playing in the noisy background. I know that song! So I decided to listen a bit more. It sounded like a church service and this person was leaving the phone next to the speaker. As the first song ended, they started to sing another song. I broke down in tears. 

Whom have I in heaven but You 
There is nothing on earth I desire beside You 
My heart and my strength many times they fail 
But there is one truth that always will prevail  
God is the strength of my heart 
God is the strength of my heart 
God is the strength of my heart and my portion 

forever, forever 
(God is the Strength of my Heart -Don Moen)

That was one of his favorite songs. He sang it too many times. He sang it when he was down, when he had nowhere to go, when we prayed together, when he was longing for more of God.

The song ended and so did the phone call yet my tears kept rolling and rolling and rolling. I felt like God just gave me the biggest hug and whisper …

I am here, daughter
Everything is going to be okay 
I want you to sing that song
I want you to know that I am your strength 
and your portion forever 
You are safe with Me

An encounter that changed me forever.

Friends, in whatever situation you are in, know that God cares about you. He cares about every detail of your life. He knows what’s going on with you, what you are experiencing, what you are feeling. He is always here waiting. Run to Him and receive His love, His way, His provision, HIs kindness. He is the strength that always comes on time. He is the strength that's more than enough. And He is a Loving Father that cares deeply.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Psalm 32:8

Until today, I still have no idea who called me that morning. But if that person was you, I just want to say thank you for being obedient in following the voice of God and dialed my number 10 years ago.

With love,


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Felecia Wong

Felecia Wong is a widow, single mother of three, counselor, writer and entrepreneur. She is devoted . . . .

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