28 In Faith/ Glimpses

When His Love Breaks Through // Glimpses Link Up

I was in a mood yesterday. I woke up and was pretty much in a bad mood from the start. Have you ever had a day begin this way?

Hubby and I are working through some things.

I’m working through my own heart issues.

I’m dealing with some health things.

I’m feeling sad due to S.A.D. (You can read about that here.) Spring can’t come too soon.

There is a lot of financial stress. Some months are worse than others. January was a bad month.

When there is too much for my mind and heart to handle I shut down, or I can lash out and I was pretty much lashing out at everyone around me. I wasn’t happy about my behavior and this only compounded the problem. No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t shake the feelings of defeat.

On may way to pick my daughter up from a friend’s house I was driving on the freeway and broke into tears. I felt defeated. I was worrying again about the bills and the lack of income. I felt badly for the way I had treated my husband. I was feeling completely overwhelmed. But God didn’t want to leave me in that state. He wanted to remind me of His love in the midst of hardship.

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As I saw the rainbow peaking through the clouds, I was instantly overcome with His presence and experienced an overwhelming sense of His love for me. Even though there are storms raging, He is right here, in the middle of the storm. His love breaks through and His promises are true.

I am so thankful for a God who continually reminds me that He is with me and that He is good.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

I know He will work out the issues with my husband.

I know He working on my own heart.

I believe that He is bringing healing to my body, mind and spirit.

I can trust that He will continue to provide for our financial needs.

God IS good and all I needed was to see that rainbow peaking through the clouds to be reminded that He is with me in the midst of the hard stuff.

And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #301-310

301. A great first week of tax season at the office.
302. Being reminded through the story of Joseph that God is in control.
303. Mocha flavored ice cream.
304. Movie snuggles with the family.
305. Beautiful green hills after lots of rain.
306. A child’s laughter — a reminder to not take myself so seriously.
307. The end of a great 1st semester in our homeschooling.
308. A rainbow peaking through the clouds. A reminder of His love.
309. Overwhelmed in worship led by my beautiful youngest daughter.
310. Enjoying family, friends and food during the Super Bowl.

Blooming lavender in a field at sunset in Provence, FranceIt is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
1. Grab the button to place in your post, or simply link back here.
2. Link up with the post permalink, and not just your blog url.
3. Visit and encourage others who link up. We need each other!
4. Share about the link up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find each other’s posts.



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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Lesley
    February 6, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Sorry it’s been a tough week but I’m glad you were reminded of God”s love in the middle of it. The rainbow is such a beautiful reminder of hope and of God’s faithfulness.

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      Barbie
      February 6, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      I love rainbows! Thank you for stopping by Lesley. Have a beautiful week.

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    Michele Morin
    February 6, 2017 at 4:55 am

    I love how you declared God’s good intentions in this post, and how you related them very specifically to the trials you are experiencing. I’m working on memorizing Psalm 92 today: It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to your name, O Most High, to DECLARE your righteousness in the morning and your faithfulness every night.

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      Barbie
      February 6, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      AMEN! That’s a great Psalm to memorize. Have a blessed week Michele!

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    jodie filogomo
    February 6, 2017 at 6:09 am

    We all have bad days, but I love how you were able to change it around. Some days, I just have to count my blessings in order to realize it’s not a “bad” day!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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      Barbie
      February 6, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      So true Jodie. Counting our blessings certainly reminds us of all the good in our lives. Blessings!

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    Patricia Krank
    February 6, 2017 at 6:28 am

    “‘I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord.” One of my LIFE verses. Thank you Barbie and I hope God blesses you richly this week with an abundance of joy in the midst of it all.
    Patti

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      Barbie
      February 6, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      So glad you stopped by Patricia. Blessings!

  • Reply
    Michelle
    February 6, 2017 at 6:45 am

    I have more days like that than I care to admit. This past year and a half has been especially tough and I am working on finding my way again. I am grateful for my husband and his unlimited love, patience, and faith. And, I know that God is right beside me guiding me through.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      February 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Michelle, it’s so nice to see your beautiful face here. I too am thankful for my patient and loving husband who not only puts up with my ups and downs, but always steers me back to the truth. Blessings!

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    Gayl
    February 6, 2017 at 8:03 am

    I love how God gives us those reminders just when we need them! I remember one day when I was having such a bad day, and at the end of the day I went outside on the porch and there was a beautiful rainbow! God reminded me that He loved me and was with me even through the hard times.

    Blessings to you, Barbie!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      February 6, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      He is always on time, isn’t He Gayl? Have a beautiful week.

  • Reply
    Lisa notes
    February 6, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I’m guessing we can all relate to this, Barbie: “I was feeling completely overwhelmed. But God didn’t want to leave me in that state. He wanted to remind me of His love in the midst of hardship.” Thanks for sharing your true self with us. It brings hope to all of us.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      February 6, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks for being here Lisa. I appreciate you!

  • Reply
    Sarah Geringer
    February 6, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Praying for you, Barbie. The more posts I read of yours, the more I feel we have in common. Seasonal affective disorder and financial concerns resonate with me now. Your linkup is a bright spot in my week, and I pray the comments here will lift you up!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      February 6, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      I am so glad that you look forward to the link up each week. I love having you here. I am always encouraged by the comments left. I love my little community!

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    June
    February 6, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    His mercies are new every morning, great is His faithfulness. So thankful He spoke to you in the midst of your bad day, Barbie. I wish I could give you a big hug. Have a blessed day.

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      Barbie
      February 6, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks June! I can almost feel your hug across the miles!

  • Reply
    Ruth
    February 6, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    It’s such a reason for rejoicing when God breaks through the clouds like that, isn’t it?! He is so amazingly wonderful!
    Praying for you and your sweet family.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      February 6, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks so much Ruth!

  • Reply
    Trudy
    February 6, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I’m so sorry you’re going through such a tough time, Barbie. Isn’t it amazing how patient God is with us and how He reminds us of His love again and again? A rainbow is such a sign and seal of His endless, faithful love. I’m so glad He blessed you with one. Thank you for being so honest and sharing this! Have a blessed week! Hugs!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      February 6, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Always blessed by your visits here Trudy!

  • Reply
    Meghan E. Weyerbacher
    February 7, 2017 at 2:15 am

    Barbie, thank you for being so transparent! Boy oh boy, have I been here. We struggled with job loss for a straight decade and it was only by Grace of God we stayed together and fought for our marriage. We saw God move in crazy ways, I am praying this for you too and that your life be strengthened through it. Your glimpses list always inspires me too. xoxoxo

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      Barbie
      February 7, 2017 at 7:05 am

      Thanks so much Meghan. It’s great having you here!

  • Reply
    Mary Geisen
    February 7, 2017 at 5:16 am

    I love your “love note” moment with the rainbow. It makes all the difference when we see nothing but gray and God provides the color. Thank you Barbie!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      February 7, 2017 at 7:06 am

      It was such a needed display of His beauty in my life. Thanks Mary!

  • Reply
    Lux G.
    February 7, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Oh, yeah. This kind of day sounds familiar to me.
    And I agree. God is there reminding us of His presence in our hardships.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      February 7, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      I’m so thankful that He never leaves us. Thanks for stopping by Lux!

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