God's Been Good...



A month ago we called 911 because my Mother in law was unresponsive. It's hard to believe it's been a month. In some ways it feels like yesterday and others like eternity.

If I am being completely honest it's been a very, very difficult road the last 8 months. If I began listing everything that's gone on and is going on and things we're dealing with it would take a book. It's just a difficult time of life, I guess!

Last week I looked at my Mom and said, "well, today's bad new is...." It's just been that kind of season.

I don't like it. AT ALL. I am ready to move on. I am ready for good news!

There have been situations I've not even shared publicly because it's just too much.

I've cried myself to sleep more in these last 8 months than in my entire life......

But. yet..... God has been good.

I don't say that as a cliche at all. It's the absolute truth.

He's made sure our bills were paid when dates had to be cancelled due to weather or my Mother in law's death
He placed generous friends and family in our life to encourage, pray, bless us financially and just be there.
He provided a side business for me that I've been working for the past 3 years and it's been a great extra source of income during this time- He's blessed me with amazing customers who always rally and support me!
He's given peace when it seemed like the storm would last forever
He's given grace to respond in love when things haven't gone our way- and trust me, things have not gone our way in SO many ways.


I could keep going but I think you get the idea.

Life isn't easy. It's often hard. For many of you it's hard. Many of you have or are facing very difficult and painful situations and at times it seems unbearable. At times I have felt the weight of all of this and like I am going under yet I know that's just Satan. Because he'd like nothing more.

I don't have all the answers. I wish I did. But, I can say with assurance that the Word of God is true.

He loves us. He hears us. He is with us.

He won't leave us. He won't forsake us. He does not change.

He is the same yesterday, today and forever

We can trust Him!

He IS good!

So wherever you find yourself. In whatever season know that you're not alone.
I love this song. Our friend Billy sings is and it's absolutely beautiful, I sing it to myself a lot....

LATELY I'VE BEEN LOOKING BACK, ALONG THIS WINDING ROAD
TO THE OLD FAMILIAR MARKERS OF THE MERCIES I HAVE KNOWN
I KNOW IT MAY SOUND SIMPLE BUT IT'S MORE THAN A CLICHE
THERE'S NO BETTER WAY TO TELL YOU, THAN TO SAY


GOD'S BEEN GOOD IN MY LIFE
I FEEL BLESSED BEYOND MY WILDEST DREAMS WHEN I GO TO SLEEP EACH NIGHT
AND THOUGH I'VE HAD MY SHARE OF HARD TIMES, I WOULDN'T CHANGE THEM IF I COULD
'CAUSE THROUGH IT ALL, GOD'S BEEN GOOD


TIMES REPLAY AND I CAN SEE THAT I'VE CRIED SOME BITTER TEARS
BUT I FELT HIS ARMS AROUND ME, AS I FACED MY GREATEST FEARS
YOU SEE I'VE HAD MY GAINS THAN LOSSES AND I'VE KNOWN MORE JOY THAN HURT
AS HIS GRACE ROLLED DOWN UPON ME UNDESERVED



FOR GOD HAS BEEN MY FATHER, MY SAVIOR AND MY FRIEND
HIS LOVE WAS MY BEGINNING, AND HIS LOVE WILL BE MY END
I COULD SPEND FOREVER TRYING TO TELL YOU EVERYTHING HE IS
BUT THE BEST THAT I CAN SAY IT IS THIS


GOD'S BEEN GOOD IN MY LIFE
I FEEL BLESSED BEYOND MY WILDEST DREAMS WHEN I GO TO SLEEP EACH NIGHT
AND THOUGH I'VE HAD MY SHARE OF HARD TIMES, I WOULDN'T CHANGE THEM IF I COULD
'CAUSE THROUGH IT ALL, GOD'S BEEN GOOD



Thank You, God, for being good. I am glad I can trust You!