Apr 23 2012

Blessing in Disguise

Maybe you’ve experienced a time in your life where you thought the world as you know it was over.  You might have thought that you’d never get over this hurt, loss, mistake, but you did.  In the process you realized it brought you closer to God.

That’s what I like to call a “Blessing in Disguise”. 

It’s like the song from Laura StoryBlessings”.  She wrote the lyrics while sitting in her car, on the back of a receipt, after she found out as a newlywed that her husband had a brain tumor.

Got this note from Sally in Pittsburgh, about how that song helped her discover her “Blessing in Disguise”

“I have been struggling with a failed relationship and that I had made such a terrible mistake.  When I initially heard the song, “Blessings”, from Laura Story, I really just didn’t get it.  How could blessings come through raindrops?  I havebeen praying for God’s wisdom about the whole situation because it truly was keeping me up for “a thousand sleepless nights”.  Something clicked recently when I say “something”, I mean God finally got through this thick head of mine and I got what this song says!  By having the raindrops and tears which allowed me to grieve and heal, God got through and healed my heart to be open to what He has for me.  I feel such a release and that a burden has been lifted.  While I still feel badly about the breakup and that I caused hurt to someone, I am no longer buried under the guild.  God healed me through my tears.”

Tell me about a situation in your life that has been a blessing in disguise, on the right hand side of my page, for your chance to win Laura's album and book.  

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4/23/2012 10:06:38 AM
Heidi United States
Heidi
My 4th child has a lot of medical problems, many of which make eating very difficult for her and thus she was very underweight.  We spent the better part of her first 2 years going from doctor to doctor, medical test to test in hopes of discovering what ailed Naomi.  But we couldn't find out exactly what was wrong or why she was underweight.  We even endured and investigation from the state for possible neglect.  When she was two she finally got a feeding tube and was able to put on weight but still two and half years later we don't know what is wrong.  Through all this, there was a lot of questioning God about why he would allow a baby, a little girl to suffer and why, knowing that he could, he hadn't healed her.  My relationship with Christ has strengthened so much when I finally realized God is in control and accepted it might not be his will to heal my daughter.  My suffering and my daughter's suffering has built amazing compassion that has allowed us to reach out to so many and truly empathize with their situation.  I've been able to minister to so many with sick children and many being investigated by the state for neglect of underweight children.  I know thank God every day that Naomi is the way she is, because I could have never known the depth of God's love without it.
4/23/2012 10:13:16 AM
brandy denny United States
brandy denny
So I entered into the contest but I'm doing this on my phone and it sent it before I could finish so I'm not sure what to do
4/23/2012 10:16:37 AM
Caran Conner United States
Caran Conner
My brother fell in October and tore his rotator cuff.  He was scheduled to have surgery on it finally the week after Christmas.  The day before the surgery the anesthesiogist said he didn't like his last EKG and needed him to have another one that day.  He went in and had the EKG and still didn't look good so they scheduled him to have go in the next day and have a stress test.  The results of that were still not good so they scheduled him the next day for an angiogram.  When they took him back and started looking the doctor came out and said he was a mess and needed a quadruple by-pass as soon as possible.  Luckily, they could work him in the next day.  Just out of "norm" the heart doctor had decided not to leave for the New Year's until later. The surgery went well and there was no damage to the heart muscle yet. Needless to say if he had not fell and hurt his shoulder he probably would have had a heart attack and been in much worse shape. So the fall was truly a blessing.
4/23/2012 10:16:42 AM
Wilbur Goodwin Tankersly Jr. United States
Wilbur Goodwin Tankersly Jr.
Don't even speak the name of the Amighty Creator it's not a name you can inflict on somebody not even your self
4/23/2012 10:17:42 AM
Wilbur Goodwin Tankersly Jr. United States
Wilbur Goodwin Tankersly Jr.
on't know what's going to happen to me when I die
4/23/2012 10:24:08 AM
Leslie United States
Leslie
My 17 year old son is going thru his first breakup with a girl and he wants to die, he thinks he can not live without her. I've told him he is not the first teenage boy to be dumped by a girl. I've been praying for my son. to come closer to god and to know for everything that happens. there is
4/23/2012 10:52:48 AM
Christy United States
Christy
The first few years of my life consisted of, sexual abuse/rapes so my birth parents could get their drugs.  My birth grandfather also was molesting me and my brother.  We also went through times of neglect where our parents would leave us alone for days on end.  We were taken out of the home when I was 2 or 3 and placed in foster care.  During a random belt whopping at their home our birth mother called to say she was putting us up for adoption.  Being so young I remember asking her what it meant and when she told me it means I was getting a new mommy and daddy, I told her I didn't want to.  That was one of my earliest memories which still sticks to me and ruins in my ear 29 years later.  Our foster parents wanted me but not my older brother because he had too many problems.  Finally a couple came forward and wanted both of us  after they both went through divorces and my a still birth for my mom.  On february 16, 1985 we joined their home.  They couldn't sign the papers for awhile after that because the Grandfather who molested us was fighting for us.  Needless to say, the family I entered into has been amazing and so welcoming.  I wouldn't be who I am today if God didn't work his magic.  My parents are my best friends and I can not thank them or God enough for the chances they offered me on that day, and letting me stay with my big brother.  Thank you Lord!
4/23/2012 11:00:58 AM
cathy United States
cathy
My daughter, 15 at the time, was babysitting for a neighbor when someone familiar to their family entered the home, drunk, and sexually assaulted her in various ways. He then tried to kill her, but ran off when the family arrived home. She was merely seconds from death by strangulation when they arrived, scaring him away. She and my family went through tremendous hell on earth in dealing with the physical, emotional, and psychological aftermath. She was not real keen on it, but testified at his trial, 6 months after the attack, and because of her testimony, he was sentenced to the rest of his natural life in prison plus 50 years with NO chance at parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. Little did we know, though, that her nightmare had just begun. She began having a lot of pain in her joints--down to her fingertips and toes, even, and could not do the simplest of things, like put on her shoes or brush her hair and teeth. We were afraid she had contracted something from him, and started a long series of testing. We felt so let down and forgotten by God. My mom kept telling me "You know He only gives you as much as He knows you can handle." To which I kept saying "Well, He has me confused with someone else!" For FIVE years she struggled and suffered, which made me feel so useless and helpless. Finally, after moving to Pennsylvania and continually being sick, she got a diagnosis--my firstborn has LUPUS!! Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which "flare-ups" are triggered by stress. These flare-ups are the body's organs attacking themselves, causing severe pain in the organs being attacked and severe arthritic pain. To make a really long story short, the attack was our blessing in disguise, because had that not happened to her, she would have never started treatments for her possibly crippling disease. God is so wonderful, always working in mysterious ways!!
4/23/2012 11:02:49 AM
Mary Lynn United States
Mary Lynn
"Blessings"... I love, Love, LOVE this song!  I will never forget the first time I heard it in the spring of last year... it made sense of everything that I was going through - and it gave me a sense of thankfulness that I had never experienced before, because the heartache that I was experiencing at that time is what brought me into a closer relationship with the Lord.  I have to smile and praise the Lord each time I hear it because He has healed me from that despair!  
4/23/2012 11:39:42 AM
Susan United States
Susan
My failed relationship is my greatest blessing. In 2007,  it was disclosed to me that my husband's family had/has a history of family violence; spousal & child abuse, including (I believe) molestation.

In October 2009, after I asked for a separation, my (then) husband responded by stating, "Well, we all know how this is going to end!" and barricaded himself in the bedroom. I called 911 and immediately fled the scene with my four young boys.

It has been almost three years since that traumatic incident. We still struggle with issues related to healing and recovery. I struggle to support my boys as they continue to have contact with an extremely unhealthy parent.

Although I am hopeful their father will find healing and peace, I have no contact with him for my own safety. I am thankful God's hand was on us that day back in 2009. I am grateful for a closer personal relationship with my Creator. And I continue to pray for and support my four amazing boys - my four blessings!
4/23/2012 12:42:57 PM
tomilyn coley United States
tomilyn coley
My daughter is my blessing. Going through 8 years of infertility and 2 miscarriages, I appreciated and treasured every moment of my pregnancy. I had Jessyca 12 weeks early, which was definitely not ideal - especially when you have all of the doctors giving you worst case scenarios for your miniature 2 pound baby girl. However, this trial brought my husband and I closer. Having to leave her in the hospital and come home without her gave me time to heal and to pray and to come to grips with all of the ups and downs of being mom to a preemie. There were more ups than downs though and I know it is all because of prayer! Many tears were shed, many late nights of prayers, many talks with my husband while we prayed and believed for the life of our daughter. These intimate talks, getting to witness to doctors and nurses and even other parents about why we could keep our heads up while crying at the same time -- these would never have happened if God had not allowed this to happen to us. My preemie is now 15 & in high school. She is my miracle, my praise report & the best thing that has ever happened to me. I cannot have more children, but God has blessed me with ALL I need & my cup truly does run over!
4/23/2012 1:23:23 PM
Michelle United States
Michelle
I first met my husband during our freshman year of college while I was dating his roommate. We hung out occasionally with mutual friends and then he left for basic training at the end of our freshman year and did not return to college.

We didn't keep contact throughout the years, I really didn't even think about him or where he was. Shortly after I graduated college I got into a very physically and mentally abusive relationship; I was in a deep place and didn't care where I was headed in my life.

One night while at dinner with friends, there he was again, 4 years after we first meet. He was going 23, had a 15 month old daughter and was  going through a divorce. We talked for hours that night, of the hardships that we both were going through, which continued into months of non-stop communicating. We had built this friendship that was unexplainable; we talked about all the hurt that we experienced and was able to confide in each other.

Three months later we had begun unofficially dating; it was Thanksgiving and he was bringing his daughter for the first time to meet my family. They were beyond excited. It was hours before, he got a phone call from his lawyer (working out custody) saying that his DNA did not match his daughters and that he was not the biological father of this little girl that he raised for the past 15 months.

Heartbreak does not even begin to describe what he was going through. We both were devastated and it was hard to understand why this was happening. It was hard to function on a daily basis for him and our relationship seemed like it was over, it was too much for him to bear.

I was blessed to him come into my life and literally save me from the abusive boyfriend and the destructive lifestyle that I was living.

Weeks passed and we slowly started casually talking again. His hurt didn't disappear but together we built a relationship based on God, he needed healing from this constant hurt that he felt and I needed healing from the lifestyle that I was choosing to live and together we built this relationship with God that is unbreakable.

We are now happily married and have a life of our room, without any hurt. It literally took breaking us to the bottom to build us back up with a God that will never leave or forsake us. Our tragic events in both our lives allowed us to build an unbreakable relationship with God and find a new love in each other.
4/23/2012 2:29:45 PM
mary United States
mary
my husband was injured at work, a huge bracket off of a garage door flew off and hit him in the head causing a concussion. God saved him. He was healing from his injury, and surgery(to repair bones) and I was dealing with my two young daughters. This was the first time i had to deal with raising them with out my husband. (as he was recovering)
  This song started becoming very popular during these struggles in my family. I would listen to this song over and over again. The words in this song brought me peace. when i heard Laura wrote it for her husband the song meant even more to m.e
4/23/2012 3:30:22 PM
Britney United States
Britney
When my sister committed suicide I was at the lowest point I have ever been. After her suicide i was Struggling to find myself, I moved out of my parents house to a different state at the age of 16.  A week after I moved I met my eternal soul mate. I am now 24 years old with twin boys and married to the most wonderful man. Together we have found Christ. Because of my husband and Gods love for me I have been able to heal a little more everyday, my healing has come through tears.
4/23/2012 3:55:31 PM
Ann United States
Ann
I am a cancer survivor through God's grace.
In the process, I lost the ability to carry my own children. We wanted more children, so pretty soon after, we looked into adoption and foster care, and from both, we were rejected.
Devastated from that, we wrote a letter to family and friends, telling them what we needed - a woman willing to carry a child for us, that would be biologically ours.
A family member stepped forward three years ago, and a beautiful daughter was added to our family. Fast forward three years, my best friend is carrying our next child right now, to be added to our family soon. Our shared pregnancy has been a huge blessing for my personal healing, and it has also drawn me closer to God, like never before. He is restoring what was taken with blessing after blessing. It's amazing.
Though cancer was awful, it turned into a way of showing our family how God can turn around any situation for good! He is awesome and I am so blessed with Him, and family and friends.
4/23/2012 5:55:04 PM
Courtney United States
Courtney
I am a wife of a disabled veteran. My soldier was my first love that I met when I was only 14 years old. We have three bueatiful children now. One of which has been critically ill this past year. After my husband returned from war I realized that he wasn't the man I sent off to war. He suffers physical and invisible wounds of the war. If anyone that has ever traveled this path you would know what I meant when I say "You truly realize what a soldier and his family truly sacrifice when the war comes home". I have shed many tears and wondered how I was ever going to get through all of this. For most of this time I never knew what was wrong. Until recently when I was introduced to a Christian group called "Wounded Warrior Wives". They help the caregiver of the soldier. Through a retreat I relaized I was not alone. It has been through my faith in God on my darkest days that allowed me to keep going. I can now see eight years into this journey how even then He was using my tears to pave the way of making all things new. I have prayed so many times for God to trnasform my marriage and I am just now seing just how God was doing just what I asked in prayer. God's time and how He chooses is NOT our time. It takes faith and learning to thank Him for good as well as the bad times you face. He is in it all. I have learned to be thankful for even the lowest valleys of my life. He is still God and He is still on His throne. He is the same yesterday, today and forever!!! Thank you Jesus for never letting me go.
4/24/2012 10:55:45 AM
Michelle P United States
Michelle P
I often wonder if Hell is here on earth.  Life just keeps dumping on me and others.  In the last few weeks my daughter has been scheduled for Speical Education because she can't read yet at age 8. My in the last few months has been sick was just told he has mono and asthma he is 9.
I am a single Mom with little to no support from there dad.  I do have a church family and supportive family. That keeps me going day after day.  Last year I had to file bankruptcy for debt left from my divorce and my ex-husbands student loan that he has never used at all.  
I know I am blessed with my job of 17+ years.

I love God and Juses and the Holy Spirit.
4/24/2012 11:06:33 AM
Anita United States
Anita
I have had many blessing come through raindrops. My darling children are the largest blessing. After years of infertilty God granted my my prayer and I now have two beautiful healthy wonderful God loving children. I am currently going through a tough time because of a health issue. It is not life threatening but somewhat life altering. God is blessing me through it anyway. I have met a christian friend who lives accross the country through a support website. She is dealing with the same problem and my heart breaks for her. I know that God will be blessing her too (in his time). I would love to win a copy of the book and cd for my friend Vicki in Chicago. I have the Blessings cd and it has gotten through the last year buy reminding me dialy of God's love. My daughter and I acutally got to see Laura Story perform last year here in California. She was amazing and God's presence was felt. I plan to buy a copy of the book for myself but would love love love to win an extra one for Vicki.
4/24/2012 11:06:34 AM
Jessica Roth United States
Jessica Roth
Hi,

My sister, Drea was diagnosed with cancer when she was 14 years old, during that time she suffered with wondering "why me?  Why would God allow me to suffer like this?"  Well, she beat cancer.  She has been cancer free for more than 10 years!  But when she was 16 years old she began experiencing seizures...she was diagnosed with an Arteriovenous malformation which has caused a lot of issues. An AVM is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital.  She also has to aneurysms hanging off of her AVM.  During a surgical procedure, when she was 17, Drea had a stroke and she has bounced right back with only a few permanent issues.  We are so thankful for God's miracle in her life. We know that after all she has been through she shouldn't still be with us...but she is! On May 5th, she will graduate from college after 7 years of study. It has taken a lot of hard work and commitment on her part.  I think that this book would be a WONDERFUL graduation present for her.  I always tell her how much the song "Blessings" reminds me of her.  Thank you for considering my entry to win this book for my precious little sister.  
4/24/2012 11:12:46 AM
Jennifer Scott United States
Jennifer Scott
When after 26 1/2 years of marriage I finally left my husband because of an emotional affair he had been having for the past 4 years, God was there for me and showed me his many blessings! I know that I am worth so much more to God! I have 2 beautiful daughters, they were at 24 & 26 at the time, & what a blessing they have been to me! God has been so many oppurtunities and Godly friends in my life, that I would not have had if I had stayed with my husband. I have forgiven him and pray that he will come to know Jesus as his Savior and Lord. My life has been truly blessed and I thank God daily for the grace he has given me.
4/24/2012 11:33:38 AM
Andrea United States
Andrea
Twelve years ago at the age of 21, I thought I had it all...the husband, a job I loved, I was living the perfect "Mormon" life, and was four months pregnant with a little boy. I thought life could not be more perfect. Then one morning while driving to work, I was in a car accident. At the time, I could not tell the officer what had happened because I could not remember. Later that same evening, I was sitting in the emergency of the hospital trying to figure out what had happened to me. The doctor’s had done all the tests, all the scans and returned to the room to inform me that I had a brain tumor, and that my son would probably never be born and if he was I would not live to see him born. At that moment my perfect world I thought I had fell apart around me. I was angry with God, asking why, what did I do to deserve this. I was a good wife, a good Mormon, went to church every Sunday, and followed the rules. It has taken 12 years, a divorce, leaving the Mormon religion, a brain surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and a beautiful 12-year-old little boy they told me would never be born to bring me to the feet of Jesus. I still have a brain tumor that cannot be removed, seizures weekly, and an independence that has been taken from me. The difference is I have a Christian family and Christ  instead of just a “religion,” a faith in the Lord that I never thought was possible, and most importantly a relationship with Christ. Now instead of being angry or asking why, I stop and realize that maybe, just maybe this is a blessing in disguise. I live a simple life motto. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.” Every time I hear Laura Story’s song “Blessings”, my eyes fill with tears and I praise Jesus for where he has brought me in my life, because everything I’ve been through and continue to go through only brings me closer to Christ and strengthens that relationship I have with him.
4/24/2012 11:45:40 AM
jessieca hallmon United States
jessieca hallmon
Im 21 years old and two years ago on March 2, 2010 I lost my 38 year old mom because a doctor gave her a steroid shot with her being a diabetic. Her sugar was 400 when I checked her into the hospital the day before and the next day she went into a diabetic coma and without doctor treatment she past away. My brother who was 14 found her not breathing while I was at school. Being without a mom is so hard especially since I'm about to get engaged to an amazing man.. When I met his parents his mom had told me she almost died from a horse back ride accident.. Me and her recently went to a woman's conference and she told me that she didn't understand why she lived and my mom didn't.. I could only say that it was her time to give my dad a chance to be a father and God knew I needed a good hard Christian mother to learn how to raise our future kids. It has been so much easier having that mother figure in my life to guide me. Such a blessing in disguise I'm thankful God put her in my life to help me get over the loss of my mom
4/24/2012 12:36:03 PM
Nicole United States
Nicole
At the young age of 24 I was hit by a car on my college campus in a cross walk.  I flew 30 feet in the air and landed on my head.  I was in a coma for 2 weeks.  When I woke up in the hospital all of the doctors and nurses were amazed to see me wake up.  I spent the next 5 years in rehabilitation.  In addition to not being able to walk and Excruciating pain daily, I had no memory of any of my friends and family and I had lost all of my memory for reading, math etc.  I would cry everyday and beg God to please take me because I just couldn't handle living this way.  After a few years the neurologist told me if I hadn't gotten my memory back by now, I would never get it back.  I decided I didn't not want to accept that.  Then I started to pray please help me recover.  Almost 6 years later I was reading a book and this time instead of rereading the first pages over and over because I couldn't remember what I had just read, I remembered everything and all came back to me.  I went back to school and got 2 master's degrees.  Today, while I have pain every single day, I am thankful for it, because it is my reminder that I should not be here today.  I try to cherise every single day now and thank God everyday for all of my blessings.  Even in my darkest days, I know there is something to be thankful for.  
4/24/2012 12:42:09 PM
Christina Mannarano United States
Christina Mannarano
I am 23 years old, and have battled heavy drinking since I was 15 years old, when my parents divorced. In 2009, I took extreme notice of this drinking when it was taking a terrible terrible toll on my relationship with my boyfriend, even with abuse towards him. I went overboard that year, causing myself to black out many nights, and sending myself into a deep depression consisting of cutting, and quitting my job and an extreme loss of wight. Almost 3 full years later, I still struggle with depression, and started questioning all of the acts I took throughout my life where I was 'black-out' drunk, but with lots of help from many WONDERFUL believers and my boyfriend (yes, the one that I took all my crap 3 years ago) I have learned to let go of my past, and control my temptation to drink. SO, all the blackout nights have led me to resist alcohol, and turn to Jesus to heal me. A big blessing in disguise... And I couldn't have done it without Jesus, my amazingly patient and loving boyfriend, my mom & brother, AND KLOVE--because this was the only radio station I would listen to during my depression. So, thank you! And our amazing Heavenly Father Smile
4/24/2012 12:48:04 PM
Crystal Scott United States
Crystal Scott
I can't say that the blessings in disguise that I have received are better than others, but I can say that our God is a loving, amazing Father, who will never give us any more than we can handle. It seems that for the past 6 months my family and I have been dealing with the same trail over and over. My husband is either not working a lot of hours or off without pay and we get further and further behind, and I keep asking and praying Why? All I want is to provide for my children and want them not to worry where there next meal is going to come from, but all God wants is the same, He wants to be the one to provide for His children and to let Him do that we have to trust that He will obey. The blessing in disguise that I have received is patience and learning to put my trust in Him. And He will come through!!!!!! Having a Father who loves us and will provide is a blessing in itself but going through a trial, afraid of loosing everything you have, is definitely a blessing in disguise.
4/24/2012 3:03:45 PM
Sharon Rahamatulla United States
Sharon Rahamatulla
I am a single mother of 2boys who was abuse by my husband found out he is cheating after married for 16yrs. I decided to let the marriage go becus of all the abuse n mental abuse from him i know live wit my two boys servicing God faithful n thruth. I was listening to K-Love one morning n heard so many touching songs from u guys n i decide to listen everyday. I am so blessing by listening to u all. I was going to giveup becus being a single mom is hard but then i heard u said one morning if ur going thru rough times just remember Jesus love you n that bless my heart so much i was crying like a kid in my car going to work. I want to say thanks to all of you for sharing this wonderful Radio Programe with us all. May God continue to pour his blessings on u all. God bless!
4/24/2012 3:54:44 PM
Amy United States
Amy
My senior year of college I met a boy. Sparks flew and we quickly began dating. After spending six months together, the topic of "what happens after graduation" came up. He wanted me to move close to him. My parents were not a fan of the idea. It was a huge struggle for me. I finally said,"God, provide a job for me where you want me." And He did. I was blessed to receive a job in my hometown. My boyfriend and I ended up taking a break and eventually ended our relationship. Fast forwarding, God called me into a 6 month dating fast a few months later. My ex contacted me and confessed his undying love for me. I was about 3 months into my fast. He kept saying,"Did God really tell you to go on this fast?" "Why would He urge me to contact you if we weren't supposed to be together." I am blessed to have great christian support that opened my eyes to the HUGE red flag that that was. About a month later, after I told him that I was keeping my commitment to the Lord, he began dating another girl. I was heart broken! Of all the men I'd met until that point, I thought He was the closest to what I desired for a husband. But, As I cried out to God...I realized that God saved me. He saved me from entering into a relationship and very well a marriage that was not in His plan. Up until that point I wasn't sure why He lead me to that fast. I knew that He called me to, trust His voice and know that He has a Godly man for me...if I just trust Him.
4/24/2012 5:45:50 PM
Shaun Bowman United States
Shaun Bowman
My father committed suicide when I was 5 and afterwards I withdrew into a shell and did not develop social and friend-making skills properly. I had a hard time growing up and having friendships because I didn't know how to. I've struggled with depression and anxiety throughout my teen years. Until my junior year of high school I was raised a Christian but it was more of a habit, I'd say the same prayer every night without really having a conversation with God and had stopped going to church for a few years. In 7th grade two times I had a knife at my throat ready to end my temporary problems with a permanent solution, but I felt God speak to me and tell me that He had more work for me to do in this world. Because of all the experiences I'd had in my past my mom and I moved up to Lee's Summit, Missouri where I was able to develop some friendships and was reintroduced to the church by my best friend. I was also introduced to KLOVE through friends I made there as well as Concordia University of Nebraska, a Christian private college, which I am now currently attending. Whenever I have been down and also when I've struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts I've had God help me through it with encouraging verses and music I hear on KLOVE or through Facebook posts by my fellow Christian friends. Through my experiences at the new church and all the schools I've been through, even though it was rocky at times, I've dedicated my life to serving Christ and encouraging others through His word and Christian songs. I now know that God will help me always and that I have great friends who support me and care for me for who I am. I do not consider suicide as an option, and through all the trials I've endured God has helped me and guided me and I have developed a strong faith and a kind, gentle, and humble personality thanks all to God and would not have done so without everything that has happened. As Steven Curtis Chapman says in his song "Long Way Home" There are steep mountains and low valleys in our life, but we can have hope in knowing that God is by our side to support us and carry us when we cannot walk by ourselves. I pray you all are comforted by Him and know His love. 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
5/2/2012 4:48:11 PM
Kimberly United States
Kimberly
My biggest blessing in disguise came in two parts. My husband never had any religious background when we met, and I was blessed with grandparents that not only took me to church as a child but lived a Christ like life. After we married we tried for 4 years before the Lord blessed us with a child, and we had just about given up. My husband still did not believe in God. When our son was about 3 years old he was put into the hospital with a progressive concussion, witch means the bleeding in the brain would not stop. That was a double blessing, my husband prayed for the first time in his life, and I realized at that moment that I had complete trust in the Lord when I prayed and put my only child in his hands for his will to be done and trusted him fully to see me through if his will was to have my child in his arms. 16 years later and 23 years of me praying for my husband God called my grandparents home. I lost them both within 10 months of each-other and it was like loosing my mom and dad because they were my spiritual mentors, my role models my faith builders, at that point my husband finally started going to church with me, that was in August of last year, and praise the Lord he found Jesus and was baptized on Christmas. So the last thing the Lord did thru my Granny and Papa for me, was to bring my husband to the Lord.          
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