For anyone that doesn't know, I lost my dearly loved hubby on December 13, 2012 to a work accident. It has been quite different around my house, but nowhere near what I thought my life would be like.
I have been blessed with incredible peace in this situation.
Starting with the day of the accident, I was continuously telling my family and friends that I felt a supernatural peace with the situation. They all surely thought I was just in shock, and quite honestly, so did I.......but the feeling never left. The 'bottom never fell out'.....I still feel amazing peace with this and trust that this is all part of a bigger plan.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:7This is the only explanation as to why I have had complete peace with this situation. God is with me. He is giving me peace because I am seeking Him and His will in this situation. I have complete faith (trust) that this is His will for my life and that this situation WILL be used for His glory.
He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. ~Psalm 112:7Since all this has happened, I just keep having verses upon verses appear in my life that absolutely convince me of why I have peace. The Lord, I feel, has completely prepared me for this life changing event. I feel like the past few years have been leading up to this point in my life. It's a long story and I've had many requests to put my story in print, so that is going on behind the scenes. Not sure where to start yet (I have an outline), so please keep that part of my journey in your prayers.
Many who don't understand why I am doing well have a better understanding after they talk to me for a while.....it really is amazing to see God's hand through ALL of this.
My hubby was my absolute best friend. His presence is definitely missed, but we are not hopeless by any means. We are doing very well. I am good and amazingly, my little "Daddy's girls" are also doing very well. I could never imagined that we'd be in this place after the life-altering event we endured. To God be the Glory!
My original intention after the events of December was to leave this blog as is and start another one. I felt that my life was no longer resembling the lady in this blog. I was no longer a wife, only one of my kids is being homeschooled now, I was now a single mom of 4, etc.....However, unforeseen circumstances have made me rethink my decision to start a new blog. Please keep me in your prayers as some things are going on that are amazing and more than anything I could've dreamed. The Lord is working in my life and of those around me. It's so awesome to stand back and look at the events and situations that are already coming out of the ashes of my hubby's death. Quite honestly, if he could look down and see the things resulting from his impact on this community, he'd be floored. He was a simple, hardworking, honest, caring, loving man and his impact has been HUGE! It's so exciting to see God working through this situation.
As I said, I am going to be working on a book that basically chronicles my life for the past two-ish years and how I believe that God was totally equipping me to deal with this life altering situation I have been put in. My story, I believe, is nothing short of miraculous. My peace and acceptance of my situation is nothing short of God's grace falling down on me. Hopefully, He will give me the right words, a publisher, and get the words into the hands of those that need it. I pray that He will fully use me to further His kingdom in this situation.
I have always loved this verse, but it's never had more meaning to me than now.....how true it is.....
For we walk by faith, not by sight. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7
Please keep my family in your prayers as we continue to move through this new season of our lives. Please pray that we are a witness of God's grace and love. Please pray that we may direct all glory to Him. Nothing is a surprise to God, He knows best....pray that we are able to share this hope with others.
"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
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