I Praise Him Anyways

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I am settled in my new home in Decatur!

Praise the Lord! This past year has been CRAZY, but God has been good. He got me through this rough time that I never thought I would get through.

“God is with her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”~Psalm 46:5~

For 2 weeks, I was in a hotel. I had no where to go. No where. No friends. No family. No one. Imagine what that would be like if God placed you in my shoes. It was a result of bad choices that I made, but God stepped in to help me through my church. There was definitely a lot of grace involved in this situation. ~”for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”~Romans 3:23-24~

God sent my church to help me. Many people prayed for me. Even people I did not expect: from my Sunday School class to those I knew in the church. I had no idea that my friends from church cared about me that much. And had a heart for me. For Sarah. How was it that I was loved that much by people at my church? By the grace of God.~”But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it: if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”~1 Corinthians 12:24-26~

Even when I was in a hotel for 2 weeks, God had people from my church grant me a bunch of unmerited favor. People would give me rides to church on Sunday mornings, give me a little bit of cash for groceries, buy me food, and other things. This was certainly favor alright. Unmerited favor. This was favor that I did not deserve. By the grace of God. ~”For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith——-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—–not by works, so that no one can boast.”~Ephesians 2:8-9~

I made mistakes. Many mistakes this past year. I have learned from them. Every single one of them. Praise God for giving me a second chance to start over. Praise Him! ~You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God whom I can rely.”~Psalm 59:17~

Praise the Lord, I am now settled in my new place in Decatur, Georgia! I thank God for providing for every need, even when I least expected it. From the food to the money to the shelter, I praise Him. In the my elated happiness. In my dreading tears. I praise Him in the good. I praise Him in the bad. I praise Him in the ugly. I even praise Him in the indifferent. I finally learned what it is like to dance in the rain. By the grace of God. ~”Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, when you face trials of many kinds.”~James 1:2~

God was my Help. He is my Help. He is still my Help. He always has and always will be my Help. Glory be to God! ~”God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”~Psalm 46:1~

I praise God for every tear I cried. I praise Him for every smile I managed to crack. I praise Him for all of it. Even though I don’t understand why He allowed me to go through this hard time, I praise Him for it anyways! Praise God for it all! 🙂 “~And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”~Romans 8:28~

Thank you for reading this blog post. Stay encouraged! 🙂

 

 

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