Happy Monday Sweet Friends,
Seems like forever since I have posted for some reason.
So how in the world are you anyway????
Doing well, I sure hope!!!
We had a busy, yet very nice weekend, but I will wait
and tell you tomorrow and hopefully, it will keep this
post from being too long........... at least, I can try
anyway........can I help it that I am long winded!! lol
Well, today is tip
and this truth from God's word has served us very well
for many many years now, and is a real must I feel.
Remember to read and to claim
"All things works together for good for those
that love the Lord and are called according
to his purpose"
Yes, repeat it out loud over and over again
and then ask God to help you
see the good that is coming out of the situation.
Look for that good, even in the smallest of things,
because it is there! We always learn so many
things in these situations. We learn about God's
faithfulness, how others come to help us, how
much others care about us, how much faith
we have or don't have, and a myriad of other
things the Lord might want to teach us.
And.....He always has something to teach
us, and that will continue till our dying breath.
A good example, the Lord brought to my mind
happened 8 years ago.....
the last time my hubby was laid off..........
for 10 mos. - and that we are quickly
approaching now!! lol
When he got the new job, he had to take a
sizeable cut in pay, he had to go from 37
days of vacation to 10, and his commute time
went from 20 mins to 50 minutes.
time, none of that looked like a better blessing,
even tho, we were ecstatic that he had a job.
So we began to look for the blessing in the situation.
So.... we thought at least he was able to car pool
with his christian friend, who attended our church
and helped get him the job. That was a blessing
and then of course, having a job!! But stay with
So the first blessing was the long ride he and his
friend had into work was relation building, and that
they took turns driving, and that was good!
Then, after he was there for a few years, he had
to have heart bypass surgery. This is when we
really began to see that God works all things
together for good for those of us....
who love the Lord!
Had he not been at that job, he would not have
gone to the Cardiologist he did, nor would he have
wound up in the best hospital for that surgery, with
the best Cardiac Surgeon in the area. Plus he would
not have been able to work from home, which
helped immensely with his recovery which was
6-8 weeks long, and of course, they aren't allowed
to do much physically, especially not allowed to
push or pull anything or pick up anything over 5 lbs,
and no driving during that time. So you can just
imagine how boring that can get for a guy!!
So after a few weeks of recovery it was so great
for him to be able to do work from home. It was
also great as we were learning new habits foodwise
and starting to take small steps everyday towards
new exercise habits.
Also, that was when hubby was able to create
the most significant and most used software
the Company ever used.
Then, 2 years after that, he had to have another
procedure and again was able to work from home,
which led to him working permanently at home 2
days a week, and that was a blessing, but became
and even greater blessing when his friend had left
that job and they could no longer carpool.
His working at home added 4 hrs. to our week,
and even tho he was working those 2 days, it
was nice company for me, and it gave him
a nice long weekend, so our Wednesday nights
were our Friday nights!!
So the job he got laid off from back in May 2010,
turned out to be an awesome blessing to us!!
in the beginning we did not understand a lot of
things, but God.... knew things we had no idea
were going to happen to us, and he went before
us and prepared the way!! and I just praise Him
so much for that!!
So we know, that the Lord knows what is up
ahead for us, and whatever the new thing the
Lord will lead us to...... will be for our good,
God loves his children and wants the best for
them, and watches over them, and goes before
them, even when it doesn't always look like it
on the front side of things!
This is also a verse we love as well, and my
favorite version of this verse.
For I know the plans I have for you, says
the Lord. They are plans for good and not
for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11(The Living Bible)
Seriously, I could give you soooo many more
examples like the one above, of this scripture
but you would be here reading all day
or for maybe days!!
So I will spare you!! lol
Hope you find encouragement in this story,
cause seriously, the Lord is on our side,
even when we don't feel like it or think
it is so............
Stop by next week, when we will be
talking about being Thankful in times
If you happened to miss last week post, just
Click Here and it will take you to it.
Thanks so very much for stopping by today,
and hope you have a very good week ahead,
May Sweet Blessings abound to you,
Happy Birthday Susan
(that's my sister-in-law in case you
Hope you are feeling
and hope you have
a great day, Hon!!