Journal entry by Kara Overton

Happy 2019 everyone! 

Since the last journal update, Paul continues to be successful with breathing for an extended periods of time during the day and at night. Praise be to God! Paul’s physical therapy team is also working with him 3-4 times a week. He is responsive to their commands and is purposely moving his body while they are standing him up, and sitting him at the edge of the bed while pedaling his feet. His therapists have commented how motivated they are because of their sense of Paul’s strong will power. It is such an inspiration and blessing to watch Paul recover each day. Without a doubt we are witnessing the works of God’s healing right before our eyes. When you look at Paul, you can see his incredible determination shining through him. 

We recently met a woman named Kim, who is the best friend to a patient that is only a couple rooms down from Paul. As we shared our stories we learned that their accident and recovery were very similar. Kim is a truly beautiful person inside and out, and she has full confidence that The Lord is present and is fully healing both of them. God leads people to places, and situations that impact us for an eternity. I believe God brought our family and Kim together to share our faith and story, and to help remind us to never give up or throw away our confidence.

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will rewarded.” (2 Chronicles 15:7). God is bigger than any trial we have on this Earth, and He is able AND willing to heal you through His loving mercy and grace. God is a Way-Maker!

It has almost been 5 months since Paul’s accident, and we are still in awe of the tremendous outpour of support and love from our friends and the community. God continues to sustain us throughout this journey. I have learned that you can not put your circumstances and God next to each other. One must be in front of the other, and we are choosing to put God in front of our circumstances. The Lord is so faithful and nothing is a surprise to Him! We are putting our complete trust in God and His plan for Paul. We are declaring victory in healing this year for Paul in Jesus’ name! “We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him”.(Romans 8:28) “ 

As you pray for Paul’s complete and full healing please pray specifically for;
1. Paul’s ability to breath on his own for a complete 24 hours.
2. For Paul to continue his progression with alertness and a clear mind. 
3. For Paul to continue with purposeful upper body movement.

We believe 2019 will be a very faithful and healing year for our family! 
Thank you for your continued prayers and thanksgiving for a complete and full healing of Paul Robert Overton.

Thank you and God Bless!

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