“and we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them” (romans 8:28, nlt).
everyone goes through things that don’t seem to make sense.
it’s easy to get discouraged and wonder, “why did this happen to me?” “why did this person treat me wrong?” “why did I get laid off?” but we have to understand, even though life is not always fair, God is fair. He doesn't bring the bad things into our life but He promises to work all things together for good for those who love Him and trust Him to do so.
i believe the key word is this verse is “together.” in other words, you can’t just isolate one part of your life and say, “well, this is not good.” "it is not good that i got laid off." “it’s not good that my relationship didn’t work out.” yes, that’s true, but that’s just one part of your life. it is not the end! God can see the big picture. that disappointment is not the finale. remember, when one door closes, God has another door for you to walk through—a better door. God will use those difficulties and challenges as merely stepping stones toward your brighter future. be encouraged today because God has a plan for you to rise higher. He has a plan for you to come out stronger. He has a plan to work all things together for your good so that you can move forward in the victory He has prepared for you!
and nothing can stop the plan of God!
Heavenly Father, thank You for working all things together for my good. i trust you because you see the bigger picture and you take all that happens and weave it into your ultimate plan for my life.
just some insights into my thoughts and feelings about my life and what God is revealing to me and how i am experiencing His grace and mercy in so many ways. please feel free to comment and share your heart here too. i'd love to hear from you. you never know whose life you just might touch with your insights as well.
My First Blog Entry March 27, 2009
laying my heart at the feet of Jesus well, here goes. not really sure how this is going to go but i do believe it is in my heart to begin to share some of the things that God is doing in my life and secrets that live in my heart. i've really been inspired by a blog that i have just begun to read by a young, sweet mommy (what she calls herself). happening upon her blog was not an accident but, i believe, a direction from the Lord. as i have read much of what she has written from her heart, i've been moved to tears and smiled a lot, enjoying partaking of what she has shared. wondering if anything that i have to share might move anyone as her writings have moved me, i thought that i just might let some of my heart be opened to those interested in hearing the secrets in the heart of a wife and mom who sometimes feels as if she might drown in the difficulties of raising five children if it weren't for my God who is ever so merciful and His Grace who is ever so powerful. as i write this, tears stream down my own face, thinking of some of the situations that i am laying at the feet of Jesus at this very moment in my life. this seems to make it plain to me that going forward with this new adventure of blogging may just be a way for God to continue to remind me of His love and His goodness toward me. open heart surgery, with God's love as the knife, that's kind of what it feels like. cutting away the dead, useless pieces and repairing it with His intense, unconditional love. i hope that a few people are touched and moved to sharing their lives as well by reading some of what i may reveal of myself as i continue to lay my heart at his feet and trust Him to keep it and make it whole.
i am a wife of 19 years to my wonderful husband, aaron. a mom of 6 precious children (josiah 17, rachel 16, olivia 14, amanda 12, jacob 3, & our newest addition, baby jonah, born may 18, 2011. my life is full and exciting as i depend upon God to empower me to take on the everyday tasks that are set before me. i love God with all my heart as He has revealed His amazing love for me. i love sharing many of the things He has shown me in a Bible study at my church. allowing Him to use me to unveil Truth is a very big part of my life. it is just all so "GOOD!"