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Choosing Joy In the Midst of Fear — 68 Comments

  1. Hi Barbie!

    Thanks for coming over to visit me! I enjoyed this post of yours. What a great attitude to have when things didn't turn out the way you were hoping. Choosing to put on the fruit of the Spirit always brings a newness to your day.

  2. Hi Barbie!

    Thanks for coming over to visit me! I enjoyed this post of yours. What a great attitude to have when things didn't turn out the way you were hoping. Choosing to put on the fruit of the Spirit always brings a newness to your day.

  3. Hi Barbie!

    Thanks for coming over to visit me! I enjoyed this post of yours. What a great attitude to have when things didn't turn out the way you were hoping. Choosing to put on the fruit of the Spirit always brings a newness to your day.

  4. Hi Barbie!

    Thanks for coming over to visit me! I enjoyed this post of yours. What a great attitude to have when things didn't turn out the way you were hoping. Choosing to put on the fruit of the Spirit always brings a newness to your day.

  5. YEs! Amen for choosing Joy! I will be praying for you. My husband and I went to a situation like this. It was devastating. We lost everything. We moved from California to North Carolina searching for answers. THe Lord led us to a beautiful church in North Carolina. But he wanted us there for a short time. He led us here where we are at now in Wisconsin. He has picked us up and carried us through the storms in our lives. God is good! My life is a testament of that! I know the Lord has plans for you. Will be praying! God bless.

    Psalm 55:22

    Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;he will never let the righteous fall.

    Many blessings,

    Dorcas

  6. YEs! Amen for choosing Joy! I will be praying for you. My husband and I went to a situation like this. It was devastating. We lost everything. We moved from California to North Carolina searching for answers. THe Lord led us to a beautiful church in North Carolina. But he wanted us there for a short time. He led us here where we are at now in Wisconsin. He has picked us up and carried us through the storms in our lives. God is good! My life is a testament of that! I know the Lord has plans for you. Will be praying! God bless.

    Psalm 55:22

    Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;he will never let the righteous fall.

    Many blessings,

    Dorcas

  7. YEs! Amen for choosing Joy! I will be praying for you. My husband and I went to a situation like this. It was devastating. We lost everything. We moved from California to North Carolina searching for answers. THe Lord led us to a beautiful church in North Carolina. But he wanted us there for a short time. He led us here where we are at now in Wisconsin. He has picked us up and carried us through the storms in our lives. God is good! My life is a testament of that! I know the Lord has plans for you. Will be praying! God bless.

    Psalm 55:22

    Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;he will never let the righteous fall.

    Many blessings,

    Dorcas

  8. YEs! Amen for choosing Joy! I will be praying for you. My husband and I went to a situation like this. It was devastating. We lost everything. We moved from California to North Carolina searching for answers. THe Lord led us to a beautiful church in North Carolina. But he wanted us there for a short time. He led us here where we are at now in Wisconsin. He has picked us up and carried us through the storms in our lives. God is good! My life is a testament of that! I know the Lord has plans for you. Will be praying! God bless.

    Psalm 55:22

    Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;he will never let the righteous fall.

    Many blessings,

    Dorcas

  9. I am so sorry dear (((hugs))). It hard to choose joy during financial loss and devastation. The fact that we are willing to do so is evidence of our God's greatness, amen? I love you and will be praying for you in a big way!!

  10. I am so sorry dear (((hugs))). It hard to choose joy during financial loss and devastation. The fact that we are willing to do so is evidence of our God's greatness, amen? I love you and will be praying for you in a big way!!

  11. I am so sorry dear (((hugs))). It hard to choose joy during financial loss and devastation. The fact that we are willing to do so is evidence of our God's greatness, amen? I love you and will be praying for you in a big way!!

  12. I am so sorry dear (((hugs))). It hard to choose joy during financial loss and devastation. The fact that we are willing to do so is evidence of our God's greatness, amen? I love you and will be praying for you in a big way!!

  13. Hey Barbie! Have you read "Choosing Gratitude" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss? I've started it and it is really good!

    Thanks for visiting my 3 friends I referenced! You are really sweet!

  14. Hey Barbie! Have you read "Choosing Gratitude" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss? I've started it and it is really good!

    Thanks for visiting my 3 friends I referenced! You are really sweet!

  15. Hey Barbie! Have you read "Choosing Gratitude" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss? I've started it and it is really good!

    Thanks for visiting my 3 friends I referenced! You are really sweet!

  16. Hey Barbie! Have you read "Choosing Gratitude" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss? I've started it and it is really good!

    Thanks for visiting my 3 friends I referenced! You are really sweet!

  17. Barbie, I am going through the same thing with my mortgage company and it is so stressful. And sometimes, panic creeps in, and that is when I have had to make a decision: do I give in or do I chose Joy just like you said. I will keep you in my prayers and if you don't mind, I will put you on my prayer request page. There is power in prayer.

  18. Barbie, I am going through the same thing with my mortgage company and it is so stressful. And sometimes, panic creeps in, and that is when I have had to make a decision: do I give in or do I chose Joy just like you said. I will keep you in my prayers and if you don't mind, I will put you on my prayer request page. There is power in prayer.

  19. Barbie, I am going through the same thing with my mortgage company and it is so stressful. And sometimes, panic creeps in, and that is when I have had to make a decision: do I give in or do I chose Joy just like you said. I will keep you in my prayers and if you don't mind, I will put you on my prayer request page. There is power in prayer.

  20. Barbie, I am going through the same thing with my mortgage company and it is so stressful. And sometimes, panic creeps in, and that is when I have had to make a decision: do I give in or do I chose Joy just like you said. I will keep you in my prayers and if you don't mind, I will put you on my prayer request page. There is power in prayer.

  21. I love my blog family! You ladies have been amazing with your prayers and encouragement. Thank you again so much!

  22. I love my blog family! You ladies have been amazing with your prayers and encouragement. Thank you again so much!

  23. I love my blog family! You ladies have been amazing with your prayers and encouragement. Thank you again so much!

  24. I love my blog family! You ladies have been amazing with your prayers and encouragement. Thank you again so much!

  25. yay for choosing joy! the joy of the Lord is our strength! we went through the loan modification process and then they raised our mortgage by $250 every month!!! are they CRAZY???!!! (hello! the whole point is to lower it!) i guess if the gov't is involved then the answer is YES! the Lord has faithfully provided for us, regardless, and i know He will do the same for you!
    p.s. – i'm adding your giveaway button to my miscellany monday post tomorrow! i want my readers to enter to win!

  26. yay for choosing joy! the joy of the Lord is our strength! we went through the loan modification process and then they raised our mortgage by $250 every month!!! are they CRAZY???!!! (hello! the whole point is to lower it!) i guess if the gov't is involved then the answer is YES! the Lord has faithfully provided for us, regardless, and i know He will do the same for you!
    p.s. – i'm adding your giveaway button to my miscellany monday post tomorrow! i want my readers to enter to win!

  27. yay for choosing joy! the joy of the Lord is our strength! we went through the loan modification process and then they raised our mortgage by $250 every month!!! are they CRAZY???!!! (hello! the whole point is to lower it!) i guess if the gov't is involved then the answer is YES! the Lord has faithfully provided for us, regardless, and i know He will do the same for you!
    p.s. – i'm adding your giveaway button to my miscellany monday post tomorrow! i want my readers to enter to win!

  28. yay for choosing joy! the joy of the Lord is our strength! we went through the loan modification process and then they raised our mortgage by $250 every month!!! are they CRAZY???!!! (hello! the whole point is to lower it!) i guess if the gov't is involved then the answer is YES! the Lord has faithfully provided for us, regardless, and i know He will do the same for you!
    p.s. – i'm adding your giveaway button to my miscellany monday post tomorrow! i want my readers to enter to win!

  29. Yay Barbie! I KNOW what you mean about pondering thoughts racing through your head. I've had a few myself. Thank you for this post – I choose joy too!

    I loved visiting. Your blog is so fresh and pretty. In fact, freshly brewed! 🙂 Hannah did a beautiful job on it. She's amazingly talented (and mature) for 13. God has great things in store for her.

    Love ya!
    Lynnette
    DancingBarefoot on Weathered Ground

  30. Yay Barbie! I KNOW what you mean about pondering thoughts racing through your head. I've had a few myself. Thank you for this post – I choose joy too!

    I loved visiting. Your blog is so fresh and pretty. In fact, freshly brewed! 🙂 Hannah did a beautiful job on it. She's amazingly talented (and mature) for 13. God has great things in store for her.

    Love ya!
    Lynnette
    DancingBarefoot on Weathered Ground

  31. Yay Barbie! I KNOW what you mean about pondering thoughts racing through your head. I've had a few myself. Thank you for this post – I choose joy too!

    I loved visiting. Your blog is so fresh and pretty. In fact, freshly brewed! 🙂 Hannah did a beautiful job on it. She's amazingly talented (and mature) for 13. God has great things in store for her.

    Love ya!
    Lynnette
    DancingBarefoot on Weathered Ground

  32. Yay Barbie! I KNOW what you mean about pondering thoughts racing through your head. I've had a few myself. Thank you for this post – I choose joy too!

    I loved visiting. Your blog is so fresh and pretty. In fact, freshly brewed! 🙂 Hannah did a beautiful job on it. She's amazingly talented (and mature) for 13. God has great things in store for her.

    Love ya!
    Lynnette
    DancingBarefoot on Weathered Ground

  33. Praying for you sweet friend. Fear has always been one of my greatest struggles in life. I'm sorry for what you're dealing with right now. As I pray for God's peace in your heart…think on this verse:

    Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

  34. Praying for you sweet friend. Fear has always been one of my greatest struggles in life. I'm sorry for what you're dealing with right now. As I pray for God's peace in your heart…think on this verse:

    Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

  35. Praying for you sweet friend. Fear has always been one of my greatest struggles in life. I'm sorry for what you're dealing with right now. As I pray for God's peace in your heart…think on this verse:

    Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

  36. Praying for you sweet friend. Fear has always been one of my greatest struggles in life. I'm sorry for what you're dealing with right now. As I pray for God's peace in your heart…think on this verse:

    Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.

  37. Hi Barbie,

    I will pray for you right away. I know that God has a plan for you and your family, but I understand how hard it is to choose joy over fear sometimes. May each day this week bring you something – even if it is only a small something – which will remind you of His grace and give you the strength to choose joy over fear.

    Blessings,
    Kate

    P.S.: I will probably not be able to post something until tomorrow, but I wanted to say THANK YOU sooo much for your wonderful comments and the award.

  38. Hi Barbie,

    I will pray for you right away. I know that God has a plan for you and your family, but I understand how hard it is to choose joy over fear sometimes. May each day this week bring you something – even if it is only a small something – which will remind you of His grace and give you the strength to choose joy over fear.

    Blessings,
    Kate

    P.S.: I will probably not be able to post something until tomorrow, but I wanted to say THANK YOU sooo much for your wonderful comments and the award.

  39. Hi Barbie,

    I will pray for you right away. I know that God has a plan for you and your family, but I understand how hard it is to choose joy over fear sometimes. May each day this week bring you something – even if it is only a small something – which will remind you of His grace and give you the strength to choose joy over fear.

    Blessings,
    Kate

    P.S.: I will probably not be able to post something until tomorrow, but I wanted to say THANK YOU sooo much for your wonderful comments and the award.

  40. Hi Barbie,

    I will pray for you right away. I know that God has a plan for you and your family, but I understand how hard it is to choose joy over fear sometimes. May each day this week bring you something – even if it is only a small something – which will remind you of His grace and give you the strength to choose joy over fear.

    Blessings,
    Kate

    P.S.: I will probably not be able to post something until tomorrow, but I wanted to say THANK YOU sooo much for your wonderful comments and the award.

  41. Thank you ladies so very much. I have been blessed by such a wonderful blog community. I so appreciate your prayers!

  42. Thank you ladies so very much. I have been blessed by such a wonderful blog community. I so appreciate your prayers!

  43. Thank you ladies so very much. I have been blessed by such a wonderful blog community. I so appreciate your prayers!

  44. Thank you ladies so very much. I have been blessed by such a wonderful blog community. I so appreciate your prayers!

  45. i am so sorry about the loan but know
    the One who can do abundantly more
    than we can imagine.

    will be praying for His provision.

  46. i am so sorry about the loan but know
    the One who can do abundantly more
    than we can imagine.

    will be praying for His provision.

  47. i am so sorry about the loan but know
    the One who can do abundantly more
    than we can imagine.

    will be praying for His provision.

  48. i am so sorry about the loan but know
    the One who can do abundantly more
    than we can imagine.

    will be praying for His provision.

  49. My prayer for you and your family at this time is my favorite verse.

    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    Jeremiah 29:11

  50. Barbie, you're right about making a choice to be joyful or not. I really needed to hear that. I'm sorry for the what has happened, I'll be praying for you also.

  51. My prayer for you and your family at this time is my favorite verse.

    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    Jeremiah 29:11

  52. Barbie, you're right about making a choice to be joyful or not. I really needed to hear that. I'm sorry for the what has happened, I'll be praying for you also.

  53. My prayer for you and your family at this time is my favorite verse.

    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    Jeremiah 29:11

  54. Barbie, you're right about making a choice to be joyful or not. I really needed to hear that. I'm sorry for the what has happened, I'll be praying for you also.

  55. My prayer for you and your family at this time is my favorite verse.

    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    Jeremiah 29:11

  56. Barbie, you're right about making a choice to be joyful or not. I really needed to hear that. I'm sorry for the what has happened, I'll be praying for you also.

  57. Will remember you in prayers. I know this is easier said than done, but just give it to the Lord and trust in Him!

  58. Will remember you in prayers. I know this is easier said than done, but just give it to the Lord and trust in Him!

  59. Will remember you in prayers. I know this is easier said than done, but just give it to the Lord and trust in Him!

  60. Will remember you in prayers. I know this is easier said than done, but just give it to the Lord and trust in Him!

  61. Barbie, I'm so glad I read your post just now. I understand as my husband and I went through a similar situation. The last three years have been so stressful. I pray that you will be able to stay in your home. We ended up doing a short sale and are currently living in a small home for which we are very grateful. We went from 4,000 square feet to 1,100 square feet!

    But God is so good. He provided this place for us. He also provided me with wonderful blogging friends who have encouraged and blessed me through it all. I never thought I'd be in that situation at this point in my life.

    I will pray for you Barbie. Continue to make the 'heart choice' to choose joy and trust God with your situation. Stay close to Him through it all.

    Hugs,
    Debbie

  62. Barbie, I'm so glad I read your post just now. I understand as my husband and I went through a similar situation. The last three years have been so stressful. I pray that you will be able to stay in your home. We ended up doing a short sale and are currently living in a small home for which we are very grateful. We went from 4,000 square feet to 1,100 square feet!

    But God is so good. He provided this place for us. He also provided me with wonderful blogging friends who have encouraged and blessed me through it all. I never thought I'd be in that situation at this point in my life.

    I will pray for you Barbie. Continue to make the 'heart choice' to choose joy and trust God with your situation. Stay close to Him through it all.

    Hugs,
    Debbie

  63. Barbie, I'm so glad I read your post just now. I understand as my husband and I went through a similar situation. The last three years have been so stressful. I pray that you will be able to stay in your home. We ended up doing a short sale and are currently living in a small home for which we are very grateful. We went from 4,000 square feet to 1,100 square feet!

    But God is so good. He provided this place for us. He also provided me with wonderful blogging friends who have encouraged and blessed me through it all. I never thought I'd be in that situation at this point in my life.

    I will pray for you Barbie. Continue to make the 'heart choice' to choose joy and trust God with your situation. Stay close to Him through it all.

    Hugs,
    Debbie

  64. Barbie, I'm so glad I read your post just now. I understand as my husband and I went through a similar situation. The last three years have been so stressful. I pray that you will be able to stay in your home. We ended up doing a short sale and are currently living in a small home for which we are very grateful. We went from 4,000 square feet to 1,100 square feet!

    But God is so good. He provided this place for us. He also provided me with wonderful blogging friends who have encouraged and blessed me through it all. I never thought I'd be in that situation at this point in my life.

    I will pray for you Barbie. Continue to make the 'heart choice' to choose joy and trust God with your situation. Stay close to Him through it all.

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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