I’m Being As Serious As A Heart Attack!

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  1. Cathy Metzger says:

    Sheila I am crying along with you. What a wonderful God we have! He is with us. He is with us. Always. Always.💖💖💖💖💖

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Precious Cathy,
      We do have a great God! I’m thankful that during life’s crisis we can count on God when we can’t count on anything or anyone else. He is ALWAYS with us! No Dead Ends….Just New Beginnings!
      Love you sister!

  2. Toni Ryan says:

    My dear friend,

    Your story is a God story from start to finish! I’m so thankful you listened to, and heard His voice. I believe He speaks to us all the time, but more often than not, we do not listen well enough to hear Him.
    God has so much more for you to do! May our loving Father keep you in good health as you continue the journey He has set before you.

    I love you, my friend!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      My sweet friend!
      It is truly a God story. I am thankful for a God who loves each of us so intimately, that God leaves His fingerprints on us. I know there is much to do and I am thankful for the blessing of being able to do it! I love you, my friend! It was wonderful to talk with you.

  3. Oh, Sheila! I’m so glad I read this post. God is so faithful and you were so good to listen to His voice. I am thankful that you were spared and that you are so loved by our Precious Lord. Thank you for sharing this and I hope and pray you will recover fully and be even healthier than before. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Amy!
      Thank You for your kind and encouraging words. Every day is sweeter than the day before! My heart continues to strengthen and improve! God is good and His mercy is great! It is hard to believe it has been a month and how good I truly feel. It is something only God can do! Blessings to you!

  4. Sue Marsh says:

    I am praising God sitting here at work. What a living testimony you are of His grace and love. My mind wonders where and how old you were when you had the original heart attack. God in His infinite love and goodness touched your heart and rewired it! My goodness, He is truly amazing.

    I am still shaking my head that you googled symptoms and then drove yourself to the hospital. Sheila Marie!!! I love you girl.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Sue-I have asked myself that question many times. I don’t remember a time where I felt like I was having a heart attack, but they did tell me it was decades old. As I laid on the table all I could think about was how all those times when I was growing up I thought God had abandoned me, but now I could see His fingerprint on my heart. You are right, God is truly amazing! I love you too!

  5. Sher Armstrong says:

    Sheila – I am so very thankful and praise God for protecting you! He is so faithful it amazes me. I love how he spoke to you “get to the ER”! Such love and tenderness he has for you. Thank you so very much for sharing your story. I know many people Will be so blessed and encouraged to hear your story. “No dead ends….only new beginnings”!!! Love you!!! Sher Armstrong

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Sher,
      God is faithful and even if God had decided to take me home, He would have still been faithful. We both have been blessed with many ways of his love and tenderness even when life didn’t make sense. We also know the joy of new beginnings. 🙂 I love you my friend and pray God continues to pour out His blessings!

  6. Heather Hart says:

    Oh Sheila, I knew you had had a heart attack, but what an ordeal. God was with you every step of the way for sure. So thankful for His goodness.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Heather,
      God was with me every step of the way and I know He is with you too! You are an incredible woman of God who exudes His goodness every day!

  7. What a beautiful testimony. God is so good. And I love that he placed a physical sign of how much He loves you directly on your heart. How special is that??! I’m so glad you are here to share your story.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Annette,
      God is good all the time! I will never forget laying on that hospital table and seeing that cross within my heart. Now, my heart is to share the story of God’s love, hope and encouraging others to never give up when they think they have it a dead end. His mercies are new every day! Thank You for your kind words!

  8. Wow, what an amazing way for God to reveal His character and control over all aspects of your life! Thank you so much for sharing and for giving God all the glory!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Emily!
      My mind is still blown as I continue to process everything God has done and is doing! I never realized how many people needed to know they are not at a dead end. The enemy has been telling that lie way too often!

  9. Susannah says:

    What an incredible story! How scary, but what a tender mercy to hear such miraculous news. Wishing you health!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Susannah,
      It is His story and I am a walking miracle, no doubt about it! Thank you for your wishes. I cry every time I think about His tender mercy.

  10. Jessica Bradshaw says:

    Oh my gosh! How crazy. I will be praying for you. I can’t imagine how scary that was.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Thank You Jessica! I appreciate your prayers. Prayer is what has been sustaining me every day! I’m so thankful for all those who are praying for me! To God be the glory!

  11. Sandy says:

    Oh my, wow what a story! Thanks for sharing this miracle ! Firstly, I am glad you are ok and secondly what an amazing testament of God’s hand in your life. He truly works in mysterious ways with a bigger plan! I just know your story will speak to so many people!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Sandy!
      Thank You! I know God’s plan is bigger than my wildest dreams. My prayer is many will be blessed by God’s testimony saying there are NO DEAD ENDS just NEW Beginnings!God is still in the miracle business!

  12. Oh my goodness, so glad you are ok! What an ordeal. Thanks for sharing.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Leigh!
      Thank You for your kind words. God will use every circumstance the good and bad if we allow Him to! Every day I get stronger!

  13. Melissa says:

    What an amazing story! God works in our lives in ways we rarely get to fully understand.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Melissa,
      This is so true! I don’t have to understand it now to know God loves me and His work is not finished in my life.

  14. Sarah says:

    To God be the glory, great things he has done.
    I love this, “What the Devil thought was your dead end is your new beginning.”
    I experienced a similar situation in May last year. After having a good day on that fateful day, having said our evening prayers we went to bed. I entered the convenient room and ease myself, on getting up from the toilet’s seat I felt as if the room was rotating and I told my husband. In a twinkling of an eye, I went off. When I became conscious I heard my husband praying and crying at the same time; I asked him, he told me that I slumped.As for my husband, he believes I died and God brought me back to life.
    My sister, God works in wondrous ways; as long as we live let us declare his wonderful works.

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Sarah,
      We will sing of his praises now and forever more! You have an amazing story too! Miracles still happen and we are alive to tell others about it!

  15. Julie says:

    What a miracle! I’m thankful God nudged you to get to the hospital.
    Heart attacks are scary because everyone’s symptoms are so different. I’m glad you’re ok and are able to speak of this miracle you experienced!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Julie!
      You are exactly right the symptoms are so different for women. I’m going to share that information in a future blog post. Thank You for your encouraging words!

  16. Alice Mills says:

    I found this testimony really moving. God has His hand on you for sure!

  17. Kristi says:

    Wow, Shelia! Praise God you listened to God and are alive to testify to His amazing goodness!

    • Sheila Rhodes says:

      Hi, Kristi!
      I am amazed every day by His goodness. It has made me aware of how precious time is and the importance of living each day to the fullest for the Kingdom.

  18. What an amazing testament to the goodness of our Father. Truly, no power of hell, charge of the devil, could stop God’s plan for your life. He uses all for His glory and makes all things new and good. I’m so very happy to have read your story (God’s story). I know it may have been a whirlwind and a bit overwhelming, but you will always have a picture of the cross in your heart! You will always have a story to show God’s power and goodness! <3

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