Inspiring stories about love that will encourage and lift your spirits.
Even when you think you’re all alone in the world- God always comes through.
A mom from Nashville, TN writes:
My children and I have been going through a life transition since my husband decided to move out. It has been very difficult and, although there has been a positive movement toward reconciliation, I still get very emotional. The hardest and loneliest part of the day for me is after I have put the kids down for the night and I am sitting up by myself. With nothing to do but think about the situation, I miss my husband most during this time.
One recent night was particularly hard for me and I became overwhelmed. My six year old son came out and said he couldn’t sleep. He got in my lap and asked why I was crying. I told him I missed daddy and wanted him to come home. He just sat in my lap and hugged me.
The next day he brought home a letter he had written to me while at school:
Doesn’t that just melt your heart?!?! I had to share such awesome sweetness!!! Love that boy to pieces. It’s so like our loving Father to use our children to comfort us and to show that we are loved and not alone!
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34: 18 ESV)
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10 ESV)
Even when you think you don’t belong- God always comes through.
Melissa Taylor from Smyrna, TN Writes:
Back in 2004 God lead me to a Women’s Bible Class – I was reluctant but I went, after 2-3 weeks I stopped. The enemy was breathing heavily in my ear “it’s not for you”, “you don’t fit in” Then one day I received a phone call from one of the ladies that taught the class, I didn’t know her, never met her and if I did – I surely didn’t remember her but because she cared enough to take 2 minutes of her day to call me – I promised to return to the class, and I did. I knew in my heart this is where God wanted me to be – at the time I didn’t know why, this class grew and grew week by week, year after year – 150 members and we all had the same desire to build a relationship with “DADDY” and we did as well as building friendships with each other! It was an amazing time in my life and even though God sent many of us in different directions after 5 years of studies, prayers, tears, hugs, fellowship, parties, picnics, retreats, & concerts together (you name it we did it, in large numbers) but the friendships we built will last a lifetime. So many times I run into one of my GIRLFRIENDS from this class and it’s as if we never parted, we pick up exactly where we left off. We even had our own favorite verse that we had printed on a t-shirt and we all ordered it comes from Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” which was perfect for so many of us, we came to understand that once we learned we were FREE and accepted that GOD loved us no matter where we were in our lives we connected….so 5 years & 150 friendships later – I got it! I was grateful God placed me right where I needed to be with 150 GIRLFRIENDS to love and share life with, so you see it was that 1 phone call that made the difference in my life and lead me to 150 other lives that I call my GIRLFRIENDS. It was that 1 phone call from a stranger that helped me to connect to 150 others….that’s what Godly Friends do. Every good gift comes from HIS hands ~ James 1:17
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NLT)
God will always provide a way to let us know we are loved and not alone. It may be through the heart of a child, through a new friendship, or perhaps in some other unexpected way. No matter how he chooses to do it, we can find comfort in knowing we are dearly loved and cherished.
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