One Day My Heart Just Opened Up

Praised be Jesus Christ Our Lord, now and forever. Amen.

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that we have been having housing problems.  Oh my goodness!  That sounds so tame!  No, really, we have been living in a homeless shelter!  Our story is not the worst one here.  It’s so terribly distressing how hard some of  the nicest people you ever want to meet have had it.

Where is your journey taking you?

Why does God allow this?  I know at least one of my friends who would ask that question.  Here is what I have learned:

All the platitudes and cute sayings in the world aren’t enough to explain it, no matter how apt they seem.  I believe, and you most certainly do not have to agree, that God uses all things for good. 

What do I mean by that?  Well, for example, if I hadn’t married my ex, I would never have had my children.  This is unthinkable to me.  Was our marriage awful?  Yes.  Absolutely.  But would I trade my children for it?  Not in a million years!

If we hadn’t had to go to the shelter, I would never have met all the amazing people here.  My heart would not have opened to Jesus and I would have continued in my misery.  And yes, I was miserable, only paying lip service to God being in charge.  Back a few weeks ago, I thought He was in charge.  Now I know He is!

Praise Him in good times and bad. He is just taking the opportunity to teach us something.

For every little blessings, I will praise the Lord, from the socks on my feet to the roof over my head.  I will also pray for you and ask that you pray for me.

God truly is so very good!  I no longer have to worry.  I will do the scut work and He will take care of the rest.  Not only does He love us because we are His children, He is in love with us and delights in us!  He tells us that He knows the count of the hairs on our heads!  Now that’s up close and personal love!  And He loves us without reservations, unlike some of our families!  (No judgement here 🤗!) God loves them too!

We are all His children and no matter how we have screwed up, He will always take us back!  He loves us that much!!!  Yay, God!

How much more does your Heavenly Father love you?

Published by Rita

I am a single mother, a Christian, a writer, an abuse survivor, a reader, and a friend. I've wanted to be a writer my entire life and now here I am!

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