Tic-Tic-Tic: The Sound of God’s Faithfulness After My Heart Failure

Recently I shared with you the miracle of my heart failure. Since returning home from the hospital, Karen and I have had many intimate conversations, which I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. Every conversation is like super glue, bonding our hearts closer and closer together.

One night we talked about my heart’s mechanical valve. When the house is quiet, you can hear my valve. Tic-tic-tic-tic. It’s like a stop watch embedded in my chest. As we talked, I was overcome with emotion. “Every tic is a reminder of God’s faithfulness,” I said. It’s like a surgically implanted gratitude gauge reminding me that God is indeed good.

When you face a crisis, when the world around you falls apart, what is the “tic-tic-tic” that reminds you of God’s faithfulness? When uncertainty fills the room, when questions cloud your mind, what is the “tic-tic-tic” that quietly whispers “peace be still” to the depths of your soul? When fear grips your heart, when doubt impairs your judgment, what is the “tic-tic-tic” reminding you, “God is with you”?

“Tic-tic-tic” drives you to prayer. “Tic-tic-tic” pulls worship out of your soul. “Tic-tic-tic” reminds you that you’re not taking this journey alone. God is with you. He has not forgotten you or abandoned you. The God who walks with you before and after the storm is the God of “tic-tic-tic” during the storm. His voice may be quiet, but He is not silent. Be reminded that He is present and active. For me, “tic-tic-tic” is the sound of God’s faithfulness. What reminds you of God’s faithfulness in your life?