All is Good

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This morning I awoke, to my husband waking me up to give me good-bye kiss before he left for work. After he left I then lay there thinking about how thankful I am for him and for our life together.  I thought about how things could have turned out had God not came into our lives.  As lay there thinking happy thoughts, rain started tapping on the roof and I  drifted back off to sleep. I slept for about another hour and woke up to sunshine streaming through the curtains realizing that what I thought was going to be a rainy day now was a sunny day. I looked outside and saw this beautiful mess on my deck and a feeling of contentment and peace washed over me.

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Not to long after I woke up I received an email from a friend that contained a blog post by Randy Alcorn called turning Bad into Best. In the post it said ‘take some time to list the worst things that have ever happened to you, then list the best things. You’ll be astonished by how many of those best things came out of the worst things’

I decided to make a list and I soon found out that what the writer said was true; most of the best things on my list did come out of the worst things.  I won’t put the lists I made on here but I will share with you that there was one thing that stood out on the top of both lists…The best thing that ever happened to me in my life was that I was saved by Jesus and guess what….it was during one of the worst points of my life.

I have been walking with Jesus for about 4 and half years now.  It has been a tremendous time of change and to be honest it has has been one tough time.  Life did not become awesome the minute I was saved, actually it became more complicated.  I also have had a whole lot of health problems over the past 4 years but oddly through each one something good came from it. At times it seemed like life was  crumbling around me but  now I look back and can see that God was molding me and helping me get my priorities in line.  Now things seem to be solid and strong and it seems to me as if I have pretty much walked into a whole new life, actually a better life.

Reflecting back over the list I made today it looks as if I lost a lot but what amazes me is how much more I have gained. I now have more than I ever hoped for, and more than I ever could imagine.  What I have now is love, faith, trust, hope, peace, security, and joy. Joy, I have joy 🙂  I am thankful.

I started my day today feeling peace and contentment, I shall end it on the same note.

Thank you so much for reading, below are a few of the gifts God gave me as I went through my day today and I would like to share them with you.

Enjoy…

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God bless you and good night,

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10 thoughts on “All is Good

  1. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus says:

    Beautiful Pictures T, how Beautiful is God’s Creation, yes all good things come from Him not bad.

    But it is indeed wonderful how He can bring good from those things that afflict us and cause us suffering and hardship but we can have full assurance that they don’t come through God (see below) the Scriptures also tell us He does not do evil to bring good out of it and nor do we as His redeemed Children, to deliberately seek to hurt someone physically or even emotionally is very evil but we do reap what we sow, others hurt us or Satan puts us to the test afflicting us with trials and hardship but when we are in Christ Jesus, he can not hurt us eternally our soul is protected.

    Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

    Psalm 97:9-11 For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods. Ye that Love the Lord, hate evil: He preserveth the souls of His Saints; He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

    Psalm 107: 8 – 9 Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

    James 117 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

    Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

    Christian Love always in our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne

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    • T says:

      Yes and when looking over the list I realized that during all the stuff I went through these last few years I would have never made it through had I not had Jesus. The scripture you shared from Isaiah are ones I have high- lighted in my Bible and and have heard God saying to me quit often. I have noticed recently how many just come to mind now during appropriate times. Thank you Anne 🙂

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    • T says:

      Thank you. yes I agree and since I have my vision back so well now I notice like I never noticed before. I am thankful now for what I used to never notice.

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