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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thankful Thursday - God's Faithfulness



They say that when it rains, it pours, and it seems to be true.  Sometimes it's big things, sometimes it's small ones.  For me lately, it's been a lot of little things.  Our eleven year old Yorkie's health is fading fast, and we probably won't have her much longer.  The stress of college is about to start again.  My dad was just diagnosed with high blood pressure, high choloestoral, high triglicerides, and borderline diabetes - not to mention my concerns about my parents spiritual health.  And tomorrow (Thursday) I have a meeting that may bring bad, though not unexpected, news about my job.

You may be wondering where the "thankful" part comes in.  Here it is - God is faithful.  I've got some stressful things going on in my life right now, but I feel an overwhelming sense of God's peace.  He has never let me go, and He won't stop holding me now.

We've been through some hard times in the almost 10 years we've been married, but God has always been there.  We've been through the flood (literally) and through the valley of the shadow of death.  We've been betrayed by close friends.  We've had times when we didn't know where our next paycheck was coming from.  We faced the possibility of having a child with a life changing illness.  (He's perfectly healthy.)  In times like those, I've been driven to my knees - and He has always been waiting for me there.

I'm so thankful for my Savior, my Daddy, and His faithful, unfailing love.  I'm so glad that I am His daughter and that I am firmly and safely wrapped in His arms.

UPDATE:  Thank you all for the sweet comments!  I ended up getting some good news on several fronts today...God is so good!  Things are already looking up.

11 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

Amen, sister! I stand in agreement with you on this. God is so faithful. Keep leaning on Him and trusting Him.

Rocks said...

I'm so sure God is smiling at you..you know being thankful despite the many trials and all..and acknowledging that God is faithful..You do have a beautiful heart :) Blessings!!!

Denise said...

Amen, so thankful for my Father God. Appreciate your thankfullness, even in the hard times. Bless your heart.

Nana Jul said...

God is absolutely AMAZING! He is still in the Mountain moving business!! Yes, Jesus is smiling at you! Keep your eyes firmly fixed on HIM.
He is our strength!
Love,
Julie

Michelle said...

So true, God is faithful. May you continue to rest in his faithfulness.

visiting from TT-

Martianne said...

May your rains bring bright flowering moments as well as continue to be showered in peace...

Brooke said...

well said. erm...written

when a friend of mine & i were both dealing with bloodwork (for different reasons) she said to me "whatever those numbers are, its what they are supposed to be. He is in control. no matter what."

its a tough pill to swallow sometimes but that doesn't make it any less true.

prayers that you stick with him as he carries you through this season.

MyJourneyBack said...

Wow what a beautiful thankful post. I am praying for you right now sweet sister. I know it is hard when your bombarded. I have been a lot lately and I know what you mean about feeling peace. I pray right now that your job situation works out as God desires and that he gives you peace. Keep leaning on and trusting him. Thanks for sharing and encouraging us today.

Redeemed1 said...

Amen!

Lynn said...

Here it is - God is faithful.

Oh and I am so very glad you received GOOD news. Hugging you and praising the LORD!

jo.attalife said...

Wow for the assurances and thank God for the good news!!! It's exactly as Jesus said, worrying won't help, and had you stressed about all those things instead of trusting, you'd have wasted too much energy over nothing. Great lesson for me, as well. Thanks.

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