The Weekend Brew: “I Will Bless You!” — 28 Comments

  1. Oh, my goodness!! Barbie, I promise you that I did not come over here and read your post until just now, and after I posted mine a few hours ago. But, they read almost identical!!!!!! It literally blew my mind! God speaks over and over again through Ann Voskamp’s books and writings. Her words, given by God, echo the pain and hold the inspiration that is fresh air for so many hearts. I have been where you are. I am where you are. Even though our life circumstances may be different, yet the pain and hurt we feel are the same….and God is right beside us, walking with us, giving us hope. What an amazing God we have!!

  2. Hey Barbie, I just wanted to let you know I’m praying for you, friend. You are such an encouragement and I know God has great plans for you! Keep clinging to hope…as you said. I know you’re in a hard place, and I don’t know what the Lord is doing, but I’m confident He’s working something great. I see it in the heart of your writing. Love you much, friend.

  3. Barbie….”God does not wait for my life to be perfect in my own eyes. He comes to where I am.” Love this! I am so glad He is sovereign over our circumstances even if we don’t see the benefits. Thank you for the lesson and party. May you have a blessed week.

  4. Amen & Amen! As God continues to breathe hope and send reminders that he is with you, embrace his truth like never before. Your words were and encouragement to my heart as I struggle with a painful situation in my family. I love you and I’m praying for you.

    • Thank you so much Cathy. I am so sorry you are struggling right now. Lifting you up to the Father. He has all of the answers. I hope you are feeling better these days. Hugs!

  5. This is beautiful! I can feel your heart in every word that is crying out to Jesus. God does meet you right where you are and stoops down in your brokenness and gently lifts you up. I am praying with you as you seek hope and abiding peace this Christmas and everyday. Love you!

  6. Barbie, I know financial strain oh so well. It’s so hard to walk through, especially in a society that throws such much at us in the way of buy this and get that. I will continue to pray for the right people to come into your life to get to the right job for you! And that God will strengthen your marriage through all of this. Blessings in the secret place…

  7. Sweet, Barbie. Thank you for sharing words of encouragement with us today, even as God is blessing and encouraging you. I’m thankful for your presence in my life. I was comforted by Psalm 121 in my Advent reading today. I’m praying this Psalm over your life this week. Believe His promises. Wait on for the fulfillment of His word in your life. It will come. Blessings.

  8. Beautiful words of faith here Barbie! Yes; in the midst of our desperation, we must pause to confess our trust and joy in God. We must sing to celebrate God’s goodness! ♥ You are forever on my heart and in my thoughts and prayers dear friend!
    BTW~Loving the ‘Greatest Gift’! ♥

  9. “He comes to where I am.” Barbie, those 6 words speak volumes to me this morning…thank you! Praying for you as you walk through this season.

  10. Oh, Barbie, I have been walking in your footsteps for the last three years…I literally feel the pain in your words as they are mine as well. I loved this post, your “He sees my lack” really struck me. I haven’t always been joyful either!! He sees when I am lacking and yet He loves me still. And yes, He does have a plan for our lives even in our season of lacking. I am praying that prayer for both of us today that we will seek Him out in that secret place and be reminded of our everlasting Hope. ♥

  11. Oh friend, I think so much of our victory is found in simply putting one foot in front of the other and keeping on walking. The enemy wants us to lie down in our circumstances and quit, but if we just keep walking we eventually walk through the valley and on out to the other side. And God is walking right there with us, holding onto us.

    • Thanks Elizabeth. I keep thinking about Much-Afraid and how much she entered before she was renamed Grace & Glory. I know He’s with me. Have a blessed week!

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