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Friday, July 15, 2011

Hope

A good friend of mine (who gave me permission to write this) has been struggling with her position in life. Like all of us do at some point, she has been praying for the opportunity to make more money, get a bigger house and provide better for her family. So often when the things we pray for don't get fulfilled in "our" time we start to get discouraged. We start wondering if God is really listening. During a busy day while watching 6 kids she walked into her backyard to tend to her garden. Her mind was on all the things that needed her attention and her strong desire to provide for her family. When suddenly she noticed something in the grass. She looked down to exam it closer and saw a cross. It was a cross she had never seen before, she didn't know where it came from. When she picked it up in her hands she was flooded with the feeling that God had not forgotten her, and that her prayers would be answered in God's time and in God's way.


Photo by Liz Stammel



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12 comments:

  1. Such an awesome testimony! I love how the Lord speaks to us. Happy Spiritual Sunday :)

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  2. Brief, right to the point and powerful. Thank you.

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  3. I love it when God surprises us like that. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  4. Well that is just beautiful. I love it. Oh if we could only really know how much He loves us!

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  5. Inspiring. "The Love of God...so rich and pure...how measureless and strong." God loves us enough to wait for the best time for our prayers to be answered.

    In Him,
    Pamela

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  6. That is so refreshing when God reminds us of His promises in such fun ways! :) I love that picture.

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  7. What a succinct and special story of how God speaks to us. His love is awesome!

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  8. He is faithful and He has not forgotten us in any way. He has a great plan for each of us... Far beyond what we have asked or imagined. He knows.

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  9. Amen.. Amen. And perhaps God has bigger things than her current prayers and desires. He always loves to delight and often surprises us that the things we want most turn out to be different than we thought.

    Happy TT. Rejoicing in His love today. Hugs, Lynn

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  10. Don't you love how God speaks so clearly and intimately with us? Astounding.

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  11. An amazing example of how God works so mysteriously sometimes; yet never fails to hold us in the palm of His hand. Thanks for sharing her story with us. Heather

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Thanks so much for your encouraging words!