I’m really proud of this post. Not because I wrote something amazing and life changing, but because it shows that my wife and I are raising an incredibly thoughtful child who is growing in her love of God, the Word and for people. I’m happy to introduce you all to my middle daughter, C2. If you know her in real life then you already know about her infectious smile and curious nature. You know that she puts her heart and soul into everything she does (especially Christmas plays). And you know she genuinely loves people. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did.
From C2’s journal – 12/08/2016
Five months ago my dad lost his job, thankfully the previous company gave him a big severance pay, so we’ve been able to survive quite well. But even though we had money and didn’t have to live on the streets, we still had to trust GOD that my dad would get a job. In my mind, trust and faith have similar meanings. Hebrews 11:1 is one of the best faith scriptures in the Bible. It states: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
The LORD’s timing is perfect. Though something bad may happen, the Lord will make good come out of it. Take Joseph for example. His life was constantly wins and losses. He got a fancy coat: win. His brothers got jealous: loss. His brothers threw him in a well: loss. He was sold into slavery: loss. He became the head of Potipher’s house: win. He was thrown in jail for supposedly doing harmful things to Potipher’s wife: loss. He became head of the jail: win. A lot later he became 2nd in charge: win!
My point is that life will always be like trying to do your hair, sometimes it works for you, sometimes it doesn’t. Jesus says that in this life you will have troubles. And another thing he says is that with faith, all things are possible. GOD has a plan, always. And His plan is always right. GOD doesn’t need a plan B.
Another example of a man of faith was Abraham. The LORD told him he would become a great nation. At the time it sounded crazy. His wife was unable to have children! But GOD gave him a son when he was 100! Abraham had unabandoned faith in the LORD, and we should too. Having unabandoned faith means that even if GOD tells you something that seems crazy, trust HIM, He’s got it under control.
Lately my dad has been getting a lot of phone calls and job interviews by companies. And I feel if it weren’t for our faith and trust in GOD, the calls would not have come one after the other.
So that’s it. I’m so proud of her faith and that she can express it so clearly. I’m happy that she recognizes the hand of God at work in our family. I hope as you read it, your faith was strengthened as well.
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