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28 In Glimpses

Great Is Thy Faithfulness // Glimpses v.12

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A couple of weeks ago I shared about a “suddenly” from God that didn’t quite work out. It’s okay though, because I know that I’m where I am supposed to be and that God will continue to provide for our family.

He always has, and He always will.

As most of you know, my husband has been unable to work since last December due to unexplained swelling in his knee. All tests have come back normal and the doctors have no idea what the cause is. This has been an extremely hard season for us, but God has proven faithful every step of the way.

Early last week, we were notified that my husband’s claim for Social Security Disability benefits was approved. He is not only receiving benefits (beginning with three months’ back pay), but our two minor children are also receiving benefits. We will have enough money each month to pay our rent without worrying about where it will come from.

This, my friends, is a huge burden lifted from our shoulders. We both walked out of the SS office last week in awe. God has done a suddenly in our lives and we are eternally grateful.

Joy really does come in the morning. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

Weeping may last through the night,
    but joy comes with the morning. (Psalm 30:5)

We have woken up many mornings unsure of where the provision would come, not only for our rent, but for basic needs. Even though things appeared dark at times, we held on to the hope that God would make a way where there seemed to be no way.

And He has provided a miracle. Most applicants get denied the first time. We applied three months ago, after 6 months of being off work, and our application was approved.

His mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness.

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
(Lamentations 3:22-23)

We sang about His goodness again today. He IS good, not just because of what He’s done for us. It’s His nature. He is a good God and a loving Father, and He delights in giving good gifts to His children.

We are basking in His goodness today.

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

Glimpses #111-120

101.  The Lord is my Shepherd.
102.  God’s overwhelming faithfulness.
103.  Finally settling into a homeschooling routine.
104.  Gathering with extended family to celebrate my mom’s birthday.
105.  Cleansing tears.
106.  I once was lost, but now I’m found.
107.  Bills paid.
108.  Gentle nudges from the Holy Spirit.
109.  Restful sleep.
110.  The ability to forgive.

Are you waiting for God’s goodness to be revealed in your life? How may I pray for you?

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. My hope is that those who were linking up on Saturday over the weekend will still have an opportunity to do so.

I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!

V2 300px_GlimpsesIt 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 ink back here.
2. Remember to 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 one another’s posts.

 

18 In Glimpses

God’s Mysterious Ways // Glimpses v. 10

So this past week was a roller coaster of huge emotional magnitude for me. I can’t share all the details here (but feel free to message me on FB if you want to know more).

Basically, God moved in with a “Suddenly” opportunity. He placed something promising in front of me and I pursued it. He opened the door. Then He closed it, only to open it again, only to have it closed again.

The outcome leaves me a little better off than before, but with no real change.

God has shown me His hand again through His very mysterious ways.

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My son asked me why God would dangle something in front of me, only to not have that be a part of His plan. I don’t have an answer, but I believe that sometimes God will ask us to be obedient to take steps towards something, even though the outcome is different than we had imagined.

God sometimes opens a temporary door in order to allow us to walk through another that was temporarily closed.

God sometimes opens a temporary door in order to allow us to walk through another that was… Click To Tweet

I went through so many ups and downs with this situation, but I am confident now that the right choice — the GOD choice — was made, and I am very happy.

God’s ways are a mystery.  I don’t always know why He asks me to do certain things, but I believe his is looking for my obedience, no matter the outcome.

God is looking for my obedience, no matter the outcome. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

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

Glimpses #91-100

91. 1 Corinthians 13:7 – love hopes all things.
92. God’s peace on an emotional journey.
93. The wisdom of God to direct my paths.
94. Closed doors.
95. My 13yo son’s sense of humor.
96. Feeling loved and valued at work.
97. Fragrant roses.
98. Freezer meals prepared for the week.
99. The ability to trust and not waiver.
100. The blessings of launching  new friend’s blog as she’s undergoing treatment for brain cancer.

Friends, I am launching a blog for a new friend today. Kayla is undergoing radiation for brain cancer. I would love it if you’d check out her blog and leave her an encouraging comment. Oh, and we are having a week of giveaways as well.

How has God worked in a mysterious way in your life? Please leave a comment below and join us for the link up if you can.

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. My hope is that those who were linking up on Saturday over the weekend will still have an opportunity to do so.

I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!

V2 300px_GlimpsesIt 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 ink back here.
2. Remember to 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 one another’s posts.