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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Sunday - My gift to you.


Now I am speaking only for myself here - but I love this - it makes me feel good and loved. We have so many struggles in life - I know we all do - sometimes we feel knocked down - ask ourselves why did it happen to me? I learned a long time a go an answer for me. Why not me? I am no more special than anyone else AND I am no worse then anyone else according to God.

When the bad times roll and they will - DON'T LET YOUR HEART GET HARDENED - for it may be right then God is molding your heart for a reason you can't see yet. If you learn anything from me this is crucial.

I'm just saying we go to God in the bad times - we need to go to him in the good times too and be thankful and grateful. There is joy in being a Christian AND sadness too. It's called life. The only difference and it is HUGE - is we have SOMEONE to go to and go through it with.


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40 comments:

Jill said...

Such a good reminder, Sandie. Thank you!

Sandra said...

amen and amen sister CC
that header photo made me LAUGH

Rhonda said...

Such a challenge to not allow this world ways to harden the heart...but clinging to the promise I can do all things thru Christ which strengtheneth me....SONday Hugs

Susan said...

So very true, Sandie. These are truly words of wisdom.

Hope you have a peaceful and wonderful day. Susan

Janie Fox said...

This is so true. Every cloud has a silver lining. God is good all the time!

The Boston Lady said...

This is a great reminder as I tend to harden my heart in order not to be disappointed or hurt. You are always spot on Sandie. Ann

TARYTERRE said...

BEAUTIFULLY said.

Marti said...

Such good insight. It is so comforting to know that we are not alone. Have a great day.

TexWisGirl said...

thank you, dearheart, for the reminder.

Wanda's Wings said...

I don't see how people without faith in God make it.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I needed to hear this today Sandie. Thank you for the reminder. ♥♥
*hugs*deb

Belle said...

Beautiful, Sandie! It is called 'Life', something we must all go through. But it is so much better with God.

Modern Day Disciple said...

Glad that God is with us AND he encourages through others...beautiful reminders.

Clint said...

The only thing harder than being a Christian is NOT being one...

Gloria Hood said...

AMEN! Good to hear that every so often! Thanks Sandie!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Thank you for these beautiful words of wisdom today! So true.

Ginny said...

This needed to be blogged about!!!! When bad things happen, I always say "Why not me?" instead of "Why me?"

Sharon said...

Great message, Sandie.

Yes, God does not want hardened hearts. That is the goal of the enemy. What God wants is childlike faith - completely dependent on Him in trust, no matter what.

I want to keep that *little girl* heart I had when I first accepted Jesus into my heart at 3 years old. I am - for I still love Him SO MUCH!

GOD BLESS!

Richters Victory said...

Thank you for this post, I really needed it! Thank you!

Sally said...

Amen!

((hugs))

Shelly said...

That Someone makes all the difference.

Nancy said...

Keeping our hearts soft can only be done when our focus is on the Father.....Thank you Sandie....

Flora said...

So true!

Ann said...

Good message. When bad things happen rather than ask why me I always remind myself that if He led me to it He will lead me through it.
That picture of the dog is so cute

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Amen, Sandie. Amen. Thank you for this beautiful post!! hugs and blessings ~ tanna

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Amen! We all have tough times

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Good post Sandie! I do not want to give up on anything and will keep my heart open for all that God has in store for me! hugs, Linda

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well isn't that saying just perfect! I do go to God each day being thankful for all that he has given me. Great post dear friend.

Catherine said...

Wishing you a beautiful week!
xo Catherine

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Great advice, Chatty!

Hugs,
Susan

Michaele said...

Great words of wisdom today Chatty. I appreciate it.

My Journey With Candida said...

Hi Sandie!!

Love this post and it is so, so true!!

ruthie said...

I absolutely love that dog photo! If I looked that cute with wrinkles, I'd tan myself everyday. And thank you for the home burglar reminders. We get so caught up in the moment that we forget important details. Thanks so much!

Sweet Tea said...

You are so "right on", Sandie.
Great reminder.
Amen, sistah!

Rob-bear said...

My brain and heart are getting softer all the time.

Is there something wrong with me?

SweetMarie said...

Wonderful message Sandie!
Love the puppy dog!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Excellent reminder! It's hard to imagine how non-believers get through the difficult parts of life without the comfort and hope that God provides.

Sandy said...

Agreed Sandie - wonderful sentiment and I often go to God in the good times, like a wonderful walk down a beautiful country road - that is when I feel God the most in my life These beautiful times need to be felt with gratitude.

Debbie said...

I'm all turned around and ferhoodled and didn't see this yet. Don't know if you'll see my comment, but AMEN dear blog sister, AMEN.

Mevely317 said...

This is precious!
... I love, Love, LOVE it!