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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Seeing God in all things

It's been another crazy week, people.

We went back to school after spring break, and it seemed like a whole BUNCH of homework assignments jumped on us all at once.  After being home for a week, going back to the routine of being gone for most of the day, every day, has been tiring.

And other things have added to the weight of this week...
remembering one of Joshua's high school classmates who died in a car accident last week
the news of a friend of my parents' who was in a car accident with her daughters and who suffered massive head injuries (please be praying)
...other things.

Sometimes you wonder how much more frustrations, sorrows, and suffering one world can take.

But then I look for God in everything.
God, who has blessed us so much this week through family, friends and strangers
God, who has given us rest, good health, a home, a car, plenty of food, clothes, etc....
God, who welcomed Joshua's friend home to heaven
God, who protected the little girls in the car accident and is now surrounding their mama with His presence
God, who blesses us in ways we often don't expect
God, who is in control of all things

Many of my friends are getting ready to graduate.  Soon it'll be our turn.  Thinking about the end of college gets me wondering sometimes-- will Joshua be able to find a teaching job right away?  Where will we have to move?  How will we make new friends?  What will it be like, being in a totally unfamiliar place?

But then I remember...
God has great plans for us.
God has our future in his hands.
God loves us more than we can imagine (he sent his SON for us!)-- and has blessed us in the past.

So we can trust that he will continue to bless us in the future.

And for that, I am SO thankful.


Linking today with Loved and Lovely, The Fontenot Four, black tag diaries, There's Just One Mommy

12 comments:

  1. You show some amazing spiritual maturity in this piece. God is still working on me on a lot of these areas, which is why I chose contentment as my word for the year.


    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

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    1. Thank you. He's still working on me, too--thankful that I'm a work in progress. :) My word for this year is "Focus". It's been a blessing. :)

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  2. I am sorry to hear about the tragedy and other issues you have faced. I am thankful for your ability to see God's goodness in all things though. Very inspiring. Thank you for linking up!

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    1. Sarah, you are someone who inspires me--if you can be strong and have faith in the midst of your trials, I DEFINITELY can! Thanks for hosting the linkup! :)

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  3. Your life will change then. Fortunately, God never changes. He'll be with you the whole way.
    Congratulations on being one of Lee's Ambassadors during the A to Z Challenge.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Alex! It's an honor to have the busiest blogger I've ever heard of take the time to drop a note. :) And YES!! That is so true! Thank you for the encouragement. :)

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  4. Very sorry to hear about the car accidents. God was still there, even in the midst of tragedy.

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    1. Thanks, Diane--YES! He is always present. Such an encouraging truth. :)

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  5. I'm always reminding myself that God has plans for us. It helps during times of confusion and loss. I'll be praying for those affected by the car accidents. One of my favorite versus is Isaiah 40:31.

    ...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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    1. YES. That and Romans 8:28. :) God is so good, and it's so encouraging to remember that he is ALWAYS faithful!

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  6. So sorry to hear of your losses.
    You are right, God is in all things, even in those terrible moments. It's what keeps us going.

    thanks for linking up this week~

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    1. Thank you! And that is so true. Thanks for hosting the link-up!

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