"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." -Psalm 100:4-5
I can remember times in my life where daily I cried buckets of tears for months on end. Tremendous challenges, deep heart break and disappointments, failures, mistakes, financial difficulties, major struggles with my health, and horrifically stressful work environments. At times it seemed like all of that would never end. I would cry out to God wondering why and what was happening. I remember asking for God to restore to me the years the locust have eaten.
"And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten--the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you." - Joel 2:25 (AMP)
Why you ask do I mention these past struggles? Because God has been so faithful. Have all my problems been stripped away? No. I still deal with challenges that at times other people laugh that I am cursed and only I (and now my family) could have to go through. Is every financial struggle removed? No. Life is still hard at times and we do live in a broken world.
But today I want to let you know that if you are struggling. If you are at the point of despair there is HOPE! There is a future for you! Things won't always be this way.
I am truly blessed today. I have a loving and faithful husband. I have a home that is my own and being restored to beauty. I have food in my refrigerator and freezers. I have an amazingly wonderful baby boy, a growing teenage step-son, and a new baby boy soon to join us this winter. Honestly, I have never felt so blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours! With love, Two Blue Houses.