I've had a few struggles with my faith. I've never let go of my belief in God, but my faith did waver at times. During the times while I was struggling with my faith, I prayed. I prayed even when I didn't know what I was praying for. I'm constantly learning that when I'm afraid, lost, scouraged, and during the good times I turn to God. The bible states our God is a jealous God. I think I saw that in more ways than one this year. I was depending on my own lack of understanding instead of trusting and waiting on God. You know that saying, "When you make plans God laughs."
When life gives you lemons, use them to make lemondade
When I say that I've experienced horrible things this year, I mean that in every sense of the word horrible. Through my emotional pain and suffering, it was sometimes to hard to believe this was part of God's plan. I would often ask myself how do I trust the process when I felt constant disappointment and discouragement. On this spiritual journey so far in my life I've noticed I lose things, but I also gain things back. Sometimes the worst emotional pain you experience can be your greatest blessing in the long run.
Yesterday there were tornados in South Carolina. This picture was taken moments before it started storming badly. If I had to explain how I felt sometimes during the past few months it would be like this photo. Very stormy.
One day Last month when I felt like everything was wrong, and I mean everything was going wrong, A phone call changed my life for the better. I knew that it had to be a sign from God. I've heard so much throughout my life that there's going to be that one moment when you feel like all hope is gone and God is going to come in right on time. I've witnessed the power of God's goodness quite a few times in my life. I'm am forever grateful for all the times God guided me through the darkness.
I believe that throughout all the negative things you may experience, there is always something to be grateful for in life. I'm thankful for so much. I write thankful posts every year during November, but this year I wanted to start the month off with this post.
My Thankful Throw Pillow from last year
- I'm thankful for the strength God gave me to get through some of the things I faced this year.
- I'm thankful for having a loving, supportive, and kind mother.
- I'm thankful for never giving up on myself and my dreams.
- I'm thankful for having a roof over my head, and having basic necessities.
- I'm thankful for the opportunities that I have been given to continue to pursue my goals.
- I'm thankful for all of you that visit and support me here on my Blog and Instagram.
When I feel badly about things I try to remember that someone is out there praying and hoping for things that people sometimes take for granted.
Never forget this statment
I've always said on my blog that my relationship with God is my own. I'm not one to force my religious beliefs on anyone. What are you thankful for?
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