He’s Always Been Faithful

Every night my phone sits perched on an iHome dock that sits on my bedside table a mere two feet from my head. Besides the fact that the iHome speakers can get very loud (which I love when I’m listening to my music), it also doubles as my phone charger and my alarm. I’m not one who wakes up very well to a blaring beeping sound (I find that so disturbing), but I do love a good song to wake up to. I can either set the song I wake up to, or it grabs the last song I was listening to. Does that even make sense? This is really too much information, but bear with me. Anyway, I found it so appropriate when the other morning my phone woke me up by singing Sara Grove’s He’s Always Been Faithful. It had been a long time since I had actually listened to the song, but I must have pressed snooze and it just kept playing the next song, then the next one, and so on and so forth.

So, this is what I woke up to:

Morning by morning I wake up to find 
The power and comfort of God’s hand in mine 
Season by season I watch Him, amazed 
In awe of the mystery of His perfect ways 
All I have need of, His hand will provide 
He’s always been faithful to me. 

I can’t remember a trial or a pain 
He did not recycle to bring me gain 
I can’t remember one single regret 
In serving God only, and trusting His hand 
All I have need of, His hand will provide 
He’s always been faithful to me. 

This is my anthem, this is my song 
The theme of the stories I’ve heard for so long 
God has been faithful, He will be again 
His loving compassion, it knows no end 
All I have need of, His hand will provide 
He’s always been faithful, He’s always been faithful 
He’s always been faithful to me.

I love it so much. I don’t know a more appropriate song for the week that we have had. Y’all. I think we can all agree that it has been a heavy, bizarre and fearful week for so many people. It just reminded me all the more that we live in a very broken world with very broken people (including me and you) and we need Jesus in the worst way. And not only do we all need Him for the blatantly obvious evil around us, we need Him in our own day to day lives. (And the truth is, we DO have Him, but sometimes we act like we don’t.) We need Him to show up in the details we’ve feared He’s forgotten or pushed aside. Every now and then we need a reminder that He has always been faithful. To me. To you. To us.

As I was getting ready to head to work this morning, I thought what a better day than to share with each other the ways the Lord has specifically been faithful to us this week? Sometimes we just need to reflect, or really look and know that He indeed, has been faithful yet again. Even when we’ve been faithless. Maybe He’s answered an obvious prayer request. Maybe He provided for you in a way you didn’t even know how to ask for. Maybe you got a bit of encouragement from someone at the right time you didn’t know you needed. Maybe He spared you from a hurt. Maybe He protected you from what could have been a huge disaster. Maybe He rekindled an old relationship or friendship you’d been praying about. Maybe He sent you a new friend. Maybe He led you out of an area of tempation and gave you victory for one week in what you thought was nearly impossible.

I don’t know. We shouldn’t be able to count the ways He’s been faithful to us, because He always is, but sometimes we just miss it.

Last week I was feeling really needy in my love tank. I know that’s not necessarily a good thing, but it’s the truth so I was telling the Lord about it and just simply asked Him if He’d show me He loved me through one of my love languages. I realize that may sound really cheesy, and even though the cross was His ultimate sacrifice and love for me, and I know that, I just needed a little affirmation that I had not completely fallen off His radar. Listen, I’m just being completely honest. I didn’t know how He’d go about showing me, but I knew He could if He wanted to and if I’d just open up my eyes and see. My love tank happens to fill up pretty quick with quality time and words of affirmation, so imagine my delight when I got to work Wednesday morning only to receive a hand written letter from someone who didn’t know me from Adam. A letter of encouragement that only the Lord could have known I needed. Lest you think He’s not into the details, be encouraged that He is SO into the details. And if He can work out the small details and requests like that one, don’t you think He has the big things worked out, too? I love Him for that.

He is faithful, Sister.

He always has been and always will be.

So let’s hear it! Let’s build each other’s faith!

How has He showed Himself faithful to you this week?

Happy Friday, y’all!

“So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.” Hebrews 10:23 (Amplified)

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  1. 1
    TraciG says:

    In parenting a 17 year old emotional, red-headed daughter, there are definitely challenges. We’ve been having some trust issues, and I really felt that she needed to understand that the bottom line is that her heart condition is what matters more than anything. I called her on it, as lovingly and graciously as I could, and then reassured her of God’s love and my love. Then I’ve been wandering around wondering if I should have even gone there.

    My friend called from work, and then had to put me on hold, where I got to listen to Dr. Jeremiah preaching about David confronting King Nebuchudnezzar; about the importance of confronting sin humbly and mercifully, and in love. Thank you Lord.

    First time I’ve ever been glad to be on hold!!! He IS faithful!

  2. 2
    Julie says:

    I had become very weary in my wait for the Lord. He’s asked me to do something that is completely beyond me. So, I asked Him to give me a picture in my mind how the situation really looks outside the circumstances. A little later, after putting my kids in the bed, He used our local Christian radio station to speak the answer at the exact moment I walked through the kitchen. I was just in awe of what it took for me to get in there at that exact moment and for Him to answer me so specifically.

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    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Oh Lindsee,
    I could have put my name to this post! I too have had any empty love tank. Also having the love languages of quality time & words of affirmation. I had left bible study & was crying out to The Lord how I was hurting in the area of friendships. Within less than an hour I received an email from a Siesta friend I have come to know through Twitter. She told me that she had been absent but that she thinks of me daily & loves me to pieces! If that wasn’t enough she asked if she could call me last night to talk & get caught up. She called & we talked for an hour!! Oh how differently I felt after getting off the phone with her 🙂

    We girls need each other. It’s the small things that count. Thank you for your honesty, it’s so refreshing!! Have an awesome weekend.

  4. 4
    Monica says:

    Hey Lindsee – thanks so much for this post and the reminder HE IS FAITHFUL.
    I do have a story to share – it’s actually a GODSTOP (out of ‘Believing God’ the study I’m doing right now).
    I’m in the middle of a difficult situation with my ex-husband. He’s decided to stop child support (because my daughter won’t see him) and he if can actually do that we’ll have to sell our home and move, get rid of our beloved family dog (she’s 10 and my daughter is VERY attached to her!). So, it’s just messy, scary, unnecessary etc.
    Last week one morning I’m getting ready for work and these words POP into my head (actually my mind was flooded with them):
    “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and rightesousness, I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus name”.
    I immediately texted a dear friend who is walking this path with me and she texts back – “when all around my soul gives way, He then is ALL my hope and stay!”
    I was SO encouraged. BUT then, I get to work and another dear friend, aware of the situation but not aware of the song Jesus had given me in the morning sends me a Hillsong Cornerstone video (I’ve attached the link below) and what words flash before my eyes – My hope is built on nothing less….! I was floored and cried! Jesus so wanted me to get that message that day and I am so thankful. I had been trusting ‘the sweetest frame’ and it is time to stop. Sorry this is long but but I had to share it when I read your post.
    Be blessed and feel loved this weekend!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLxZEU02uI

    • 4.1
      Lindsee says:

      Monica, thank you for sharing. I am so sorry you are going through this. Praying God comes through for you in a way you can’t even imagine as you trust Him. P.S. I LOVE Cornerstone. We sing it so often at church and it never gets old. Truth!

  5. 5
    Sara says:

    I’ve had a house for sale and empty for a year and a half. God brought a cash buyer the day before I went to the bank to tell them I could not make another payment! Praise the LORD!

  6. 6
    Ann Reed says:

    Give thank in all circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

  7. 7
    Ann Reed says:

    Make sure that no body pays back wrong for wrong. 1 Thessalonians 5:15

  8. 8
    Ann Reeda says:

    Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

  9. 9
    Ann Reed says:

    To everything there is a season. Ecclesiates 3:1

  10. 10
    Tabitha Kotrba says:

    The Lord has shown himself faithful to me in so many ways this week. But mostly in showing me Isaiah 54 in a new light – in particular, verses 4-14. Like you said, fear has been plaguing many this week, including me, my family and ones I love. But, “For the mountains may depart
    and the hills be removed,
    but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
    and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,”
    says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”

    I’d say that’s pretty faithful. 🙂

  11. 11
    Jennifer says:

    We played that at my grandmother’s funeral 2 years ago, so it always brings a tear to my eye, but is one of my very favorite songs. Thanks for sharing this today!

  12. 12
    Melissa says:

    We had that sung at our wedding almost 10 years ago as a testament to God’s faithfulness in us finding each other and I have played it many times since. During a period of time when we were trying to get pregnant with our oldest, during a NICU stay with our middle son and during a medical scare with our youngest. He has and always will be so faithful to all of us…Amen!

  13. 13
    Cathy says:

    Very good word! I have been praying about a situation that I don’t know how to fix and then I listened to Beth on Life Today. It was exactly what I needed to hear! I love how God does that!

  14. 14
    Tammy says:

    The Lord sent us sun when we most needed it. We have had snow, freezing rain, hail, and wind and people are tired. So tired and so wanting spring. The days this week have been long and today the sun came and people were smiling and stopping to take it all in. God is so good. I just adore Him.

  15. 15
    Katie says:

    Love this post. God showed up in the details (as I like to call it) this past week. Out of left field I forwarded an email to a friend. She floored me with the kindest most loving email back… Completely uneccessary. As I told her, nothing is coincidental. Love that God is in EVERY detail!

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    Sarah Marion says:

    Thanks for sharing this Lindsee!
    I love the two lines
    “I can’t remember a trial or a pain
    He did not recycle to bring me gain”

    What a great reminder of God’s goodness during a rough week!

  17. 17
    Jean says:

    God answered me in a very personal and profound way this week. One of those times when you pray and~ it just happens! When you stand in amazement!! Our Lord is Almight, All-Powerful, THE MOST HIGH, but He is a very personal LORD and He cares about the tiniest details of our lives! I give all Praise and Glory to Him~ The One and Only!!

  18. 18
    Deb says:

    Lindsee–

    I love your posts! It’s been quite and up and down week for me. Started the week taking my sister who is ill with cancer to the 3-in-1 concert with Mandisa, Brandon Heath and Laura’s Story. Just before we got our seats I checked Facebook on my phone and discovered a post from my ex-boyfriend (we just broke it off a few months ago after dating for 3 years) that he has found the love of his life and is getting married June 1st.
    Needless to say I felt like I had gotten hit in the chest with a ton of bricks. But the Lord had me in the right place at the right time since there is nothing like good Christian music to lift your spirits (and help you have a good cry).
    With the tragedies of this past week and my personal tragedies I have been so grateful for the support of several friends. I too struggle with the empty love tank feeling and struggle with how to feel the love of a God who is invisible and who can’t wrap His arms around me. I like your idea of asking God to show His love in a tangible way…I’ll have to try that out! But regardless, I have been learning to hold on by faith and to keep seeking the Lord no matter what my emotions are telling me.
    Thanks for sharing everyone, this blog is so encouraging!

  19. 19

    I have been feeling so defeated in just about every possible area these past few months. Disappointment after disappointment has happened, and at times I wonder if I’m teetering on depression because of it all. I have yearned to hear from the Lord…prayed, fasted for it. Yet, I’ve heard little. But this is good for me to think about, Lindsee. And you know what? He did provide some money for my husband and I to pay down some of our debt this week…and that’s something I’ve been praying about. Very good to remember! Just becuase it’s not exactly the answers I think I need…it is something to be very grateful for! And He was there this week after all. 🙂

  20. 20
    Lauren says:

    How I needed to read this today. One week ago I was headed to the Greensboro LPL, where Jesus released me from some incredible burdens. I left on a Holy Spirit high – only to enter into a week that has shaken me to the core (in a totally unrelated area, but I am clearly under attack nonetheless). My heart has been so heavy this week, and He has still been so good…but I have been so knotted up over everything else that I’ve forgotten to watch for it and praise Him for it too. Thank you for the reminder, Lindsee.

  21. 21
    christina says:

    So… are cupcakes a love language? Or baked goods generally? Just kidding. Sort of. 🙂

    That is one of my favorite songs, too. My favorite lines are the ones Sarah Marion above mentioned, “I can’t remember a trial or a pain/He did not recycle to bring me gain.”

    This week, the big, obvious way God showed off His faithfulness was that after my mom went to the ER Wednesday night with severe shoulder pain which the doctor said required surgery, it turned out to be arthritis instead, and she was out of pain the next morning. It’s even a bigger praise because she and my dad are helping my sister a lot with the care of her 2-story house and kids while she’s in a leg cast. Mom’s surgery would have taken them both off her roster of available help.

    In a smaller way, I listened to a DTS chapel message yesterday from 4 months ago, and it was exactly what I needed when I listened.

    In the biggest way of all, my 26th “spiritual birthday” was this week. God is so patient as well as so faithful!!

    Lindsee, I praise God with you for the kind and unexpected way He filled your tank. You are a delight. Blessed worship this weekend.

    • 21.1
      Lindsee says:

      Christina, I don’t know one person who wouldn’t feel loved by cupcakes. Grin. And yes! Praise God alone for the patience and faithfulness He has toward us! Have a wonderful Saturday!

  22. 22
    JUdy pauley says:

    For about a month, I have been praying for God to provide a reliable car for my daughter and her family. I told no one, not even my husband or my best friend that I was praying about this. Last week, a couple from our church called my husband and told him they had gotten another car, and wanted to give their old, but reliable, car to my daughter and her husband. After the car had been serviced, they received the car this week. This is also the secret I brought to Greensboro, this last weekend.

  23. 23
    Cindy says:

    Renewed an old friendship.

  24. 24
    Wendy says:

    I’ve cried twice in the past two wks over specific requests that were answered. I don’t deserve the love He shows me, but I love that He does. 🙂

  25. 25
    lynda rickey says:

    Lindsee, It is funny how you are never going through something alone even if it feels as though you are. I was feeling the same way last week regarding my love tank and said love language too. Jesus was so faithful to me as always. My sweet friend unexpectedly invited me to dinner. It will definitely fill up your love tank laughing through a four hour dinner. I needed that and He knew it. I love that you are so refreshingly genuine. Love ya, Lynda

  26. 26
    valerie says:

    That was a great post. The Lord’s been faithful to me by keeping me from anxiety this week. And of all weeks when that could be a challenge. He’s been faithful to me. Thank you Lord for healing through your word, the Bible. I will tell my personal testimony in the morning of how God’s Word has helped me with anxiety. Please pray I can tell this in a way that is meaningful to these ladies.

    • 26.1
      Lindsee says:

      Valerie, I am just now seeing this, but I just prayed that your testimony would bear much fruit. You served Him well, Sister.

  27. 27
    Helen Wall says:

    I love this post! I love this topic!! I am blessed to hear how God has shown His faithfulness!! I was a bit discouraged a few weeks ago, and as I brought my “stuff” before the Lord and gave it to Him, I asked Him what word he had for me, or what He would call me. . . and He gave me the word ‘DeLight’. . .and it wasn’t till later that I remembered that my name means ‘light’!!! That really thrilled my soul!! To know He thought of me!!

    A dream I have had was for our ladies to host an event with a speaker of one of the studies we’ve done!! Guess what? We are so excited that next week Tammie Head, introduced to us by Beth, is coming to Crystal City, Manitoba, Canada and we are some excited!! God has shown His faithfulness in all the details and mistakes:) He is great! And He is good!!

    So appreciate this blog and the ministry of Living Proof!! Blessings, Helen

  28. 28
    Colette says:

    He has been faithful to me this week by showing me my son’s smile again,! We have had a rough couple of months with our oldest son, but we cried out to God for help and he has been faithful to help us! We are so grateful to God for helping us keep the faith and turn things around so quickly! My 1st scripture memory verse of this year was Psalm 38:22 “Come quickly to help me, O’Lord my Savior.”. My scripture memory verse this week was Psalm 126:3 ” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with Joy!”
    He just amazes me how He truly does hear our prayers and knows our hearts! This week we were both so happy to see our son’s smile again and I just know that God has so much more for us to see if we just trust in Him and believe He wants only the best for us! Each and every one of us!!
    🙂 Thank You Lindsee for asking, how has God shown Himself faithful to us! I am in awe of Him!

  29. 29
    Jennifer says:

    Thank you! I needed this.

    God Bless!

  30. 30

    I took my 13-year-old to see “42” the movie at her constant request! She has been resistant to my teaching her about the Lord recently. As we sat in the theatre before the film began I prayed that God would show Himself to Katie somehow in this movie. Well, if you’ve seen the movie you’ll know there are many Christian references and themes. He sure did show Himself to Katie – and in a Hollywood movie! He can do anything.

  31. 31
    Heather Williams says:

    Thanks for your posts, Lindsee! They are so encouraging. It seems like everything this week I’ve read or heard has been about God’s faithfulness (even when we’re sometimes faithless). I know God speaks in themes:). Anyway, last week had just been tough and I was feeling worn out and dry. I was on my way to a mom’s event at my church last Saturday morning, praying that God would revive me. I had on Christy Nockels’s song You Revive Me. As we started our morning, the speaker shared our verse for the event. Isaiah 58:11 The Lord will continually lead you; he will feed you even in parched regions. He will give you renewed strength, and you will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring that continually produces water. Talk about reviving a dry soul. His Word does it every time. By the way, that’s what I chose for my SSMT verse this time.

  32. 32
    Leanne says:

    I am 28 and have cancer for the second time. I have a really busy weekend celebrating a friends wedding and another’s bridal shower. My counts were too low on Tuesday for me to receive my weekly chemo even though I had had a week off. God knew I needed to not have the chemo so I would feel good and have the energy to enjoy the weekend celebrations.

    • 32.1
      Lindsee says:

      Leanne, I can’t even imagine. I hope you have the sweetest weekend. Blessings and healing all over you.

  33. 33
    amy says:

    This week, God has really shown off for me. Starting Sunday night, I felt compelled to pray for a friend who was running her first Boston Marathon. I asked God to help her finish the race, for protection, and for Him to be glorified in her run. I thought I was praying against a sprained ankle or dehydration. I never would have imagined that I was praying for protection from a terrorist attack. She ran a personal best that day and finished 30 minutes before tragedy ensued.

    For 2 days, I thanked God for protecting her and for the outpouring of love and support she received in His name from friends. But something wasn’t right. I had not been a great friend to her for the last 10 years. I had hidden behind a self righteous wall built with bricks of pride and pure jealousy. God showed me that on Wednesday. That night I called her and apologized and told her about my sin against her. God is reconciling this friendship. He truly wastes nothing and will always use things for His glory!

  34. 34
    Rachel says:

    I think God just loves to show up like this or rather – the Holy Spirit loves to move in us to let him convict us to the point where we give up our need for control and step back and see how God is working for us. This week, This very week God said to me “how about you you let me show you how faithful I can be – let’s try this my way- Give it to me completely, even when you think you already did… Give it again… And watch what I can do!” Oh the peace that passes all understanding! Oh the little battles won! Oh the work I KNOW he is doing that I can’t see…and I am called to FAITH and trust because HE is faithful and trustworthy!!! I have always worried too much to take care of everything as a single mom and career woman and team mom and parent volunteer and bible studies and trying to fix this or heal that or mediate between (control freak)… And all he wants from me is “quiet, be still.” How sweet does that’s sound!!?!! Amen!!!!

  35. 35
    Lupe C says:

    GOD IS FAITHFUL! He has been FAITHFUL since I acknowledge that He was God over 30 years ago. I have been without a paying job for 1 1/2 years (my husband & I both volunteer as children church pastor & I as his helper) & having only one income coming in weekly was just getting us into a big whole. I got down on my knees on Monday this past week & just shared with Jesus my concerns that we wanted to pay our debts, and that I needed Him to make a way so that we would be able to take care of our bills, and low and behold at church Wednesday I received a email about a job, I had applied for this position over 5 weeks ago & I had given up hope that I had been accepted & just at the same time as I was reading the email my husband handed me a envelope that contained a thank you card, thanking us for our ministry’s with the children and the card also held a substantial monetary gift, keep in mind that we had not shared our situation with anyone! Our God is so very faithful! I will forever Love & and take every opportunity to tell others about His great Love & How He rescued me, Oh how I Love Him!

  36. 36
    Tracey says:

    lindsee, out of respect for another, i need to be vague about details but YES. this morning i just said, “LORD, i need you to come through for __.” after assurance to my heart that He was ON IT & had a bigger pic in mind than the current situation, i watched Him begin to answer throughout the day. He’s not finished but i love that He’s got this & not only this, but way more than i can see. i needed that reminder. (love that song too btw. it’s on the “play at my funeral” list ~ not that i’m morbid or anything.) 🙂 thanks for the post.

  37. 37
    Pam says:

    He saved our 10yr old black lab from a 15ft fall down a manhole where he was “lost” in rushing cold water for 5hrs. Firemen told us outcome would not be good,sent us home where we paced and prayed w/our neighbors. So many people praying hard prayers for 5+hrs. Firemen located him and one was able to give himself and his safety to bring our boy back to us. It is NOTHING short of a MIRACLE!! So many witnessing and believing due to this. He IS faithful!! And if our dog would have perished He is STILL faithful-Job 1:21. Blessed be the name of The Lord!!

  38. 38
    Katja B. says:

    I just keep thanking God for all the blesses we have received. I keep saying thank you for giving me my dog’s life for 12 years and I know I will see him again though it was hard to put him to sleep. I keep saying thank you for the roof over our head even though we are being evicted on April 30th for owing $2,000 in rent. I have no idea where we will go but I’m praying for a miracle. God Bless you all and what you do.

  39. 39
    Kathy Fields says:

    My God is going to show Himself faithful tomorrow, Sat as I go to Women of Faith. Besides our national pain, I’ve had my own this week. After a beautiful wedding of our daughter last Sat there have been difficulties for our other daughter with custody issues of our granddaughter. So painful and I was so exhausted from wedding stuff and the other stuff this week so my sister told me that maybe I needed to just stay home and rest this weekend instead of going to WOF. I told her no, I am sure God has something very special for me. I’m so looking for Him tomorrow. I loved your post, Beth. I need to ask Him to show Himself to me and that song so spoke to me.

  40. 40
    Tina says:

    Six weeks ago my son was treated for Kawasaki Disease. Today the cardiologist told us his heart looks great, we are out of the woods and don’t need to worry about recurrence, and the treatment was successful. Praise The Lord. Psalm 13:6 – I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.

  41. 41
    Julie B. says:

    Oh my, oh my HE is Faithful!! This past week my 49 year old husband just got home from a 19 Day stay in the hospital!! His initial incident that landed him into the emergency room all that time ago was a severe gastrointestinal bleed caused from cancer treatments. He has had liver cancer for 5 months now which has no root cause.While in ICU for 13 of those days, he received 21 units of blood, his white blood count & other blood counts became critically low, he had pneumonia and his entire body was nutritionally compromised. With all that said, the Lord was there from onset of the hemorraging to the day we left! He saved my husband’s life and gave his already awesome testimony more strength & power. I am breathless in awe of all the love & care we received from our hospital & it’s employees! God went viral in a way I can barely touch upon in a blog but I assure you a miracle was all for God’s glory!! Blessed! Ephesians 3:20 is my theme verse & it rang so true. HE CAN DO MORE THAN WE CAN IMAGINE!! Praises to our King who never fails us.

  42. 42
    Jenni says:

    This week Jesus restored one relationship in my life and answered prayer in another…one of those times when the person tells you things that are such specific answers to prayers they dont know you’ve been praying, that just have your jaw dropping inside your head because you’re trying so hard not to let it show on your face! Ah yes, Jesus has been so faithful to me this week. His past faithfulness demands my present trust, as one of our worship songs goes!

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    Sandy says:

    Amen! God is always good!

    My friend and her two girls were abandoned by her husband about two years ago. She hadn’t worked in 10 years and was having a very difficult time finding a job. Then the house they lived in went into foreclosure and they were on the verge of having to leave all their things and move to a shelter about 70 miles from where they lived and the girls’ high school. I had moved away myself and was unable to help her being so far away. I learned of this because she was able to leave FB posts every now and then.

    Having talked to a friend in the area, she gave me little encouragement about her situation. I was so upset about her situation I just pleaded with the Lord, to show her mercy and prayed and prayed all night. The next morning she posted that as they were getting ready to leave, a friend of hers was able to offer her and her daughters a room and den so they could stay!

    I know God stills works miracles, but He still amazes me! Praise Him!

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    Ashlee says:

    God has been faithful in so many ways as I have gone through one of the most painful and difficult times in my life over the past two weeks. He has provided everything needed- from enabling the logistics to air ambulance my comatose husband home from Hawaii to putting a new Godly woman in my life at the hospital here in Atlanta. The ways he has worked have been amazing. The song you posted is just perfect for me as my strength is renewed each day by his faithfulness. I do not know what tomorrow will bring, but he is faithful!

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    Sally says:

    I have a large family back in Boston. The Lord protected my 15 year old niece this week. She had been at the Boston Marathon finish line area & watched two thirds of the people cross the finish line when she & her friends decided to go get something to eat. They were one block away when the first explosion went off. Praise God she was safe…just shaken. We continue to pray for the families who lost loved ones and for the physically and emotionally injured people.

    The Lord took my sweet mother-in-law home to heaven today. She has battled Alzheimer’s for 15 years. She has been set free of that wretched disease! She can talk again, sing again, think again and be free of the mental prison she has been trapped in for so long. We are sad and miss her but know she is so happy in her heavenly home.

    Thank you Lord for your protection and mercy this week.

    • 45.1
      Lindsee says:

      What a roller coaster week, Sally. I’m so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law, but praising God for the protection of your niece. Just prayed that God would give you peace the next few days and weeks ahead!

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    Karlien says:

    This is sooo true! Jesus has been so faithful in my life. Just two days ago I was praying to Him about being tired and down and how when I’m tired Im very irritable. It is very difficult for me to live a life honouring Him when I get this tired.
    The next day I go to my Bible study to find out our next Bible study is Stepping Up and in the introduction Beth asks: ‘ Is anybody feeling down or tired, then this is for you’.
    The tears just streamed down my face!
    It was so amazing! I so love Beth as well and I’m so happy to be doing another of her studies. I just want her to know that I pray for her, myself en a bunch of other people that we all should love Jesus like nothing else! That He will forever be our greatest passion.
    I would also just love to share that this is not the first time that our God has been faithful to me through the words of Beth Moore. Therefor I would just like to really thank her for being so in love with our Saviour, her love for Him is truely beautiful to watch and brings tears to my eyes every time!
    God bless and much love!

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    Sandi says:

    I received encouragement and affirmation from 2 friends at separate times this week. They were very similar in context, and filled my “I-am-of-value” tank. God is leading me on a new journey that I’ve been praying for, for months. I’ve been praying for Him to show me what I should be doing with who He created me to be. Yet, the longings, words, and dreams He has given me have fallen on a heart that doesn’t feel good enough, smart enough, or worthy enough to do what my heart longs to do. My friends spoke truth about who I am and called it good. I needed to hear that who I am to them will also be important to others. God is gracious and good to pour into my life from so many angles during this season. I’m scared and excited to see where this all leads.

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    Christine says:

    Linsee ~

    I, too, had been feeling a lack in my love tank and was struggling with deep things pertaining to my self image as a result of much trauma in my life. My love languages are the same as yours and God knew that because He created me. God was so faithful to me in that when I was at a very low ebb he gave me a devotional by Gwen Smith (Girlfriends in God) about how we value ourselves or don’t and why. She led me to some scriptures that I knew but they came afresh upon me and God reminded me of His unvariable love and that I am cloaked in His righteousness by His choice…by His love. My lovetank was revitalized but then I talked to my husband about it all and he spent time with me and reaffirmed his love for me and shared some deep and loving words that I so needed to hear again.
    God knew I needed quality time with him and also those words of affirmation from His word and from my husband…
    Thank you for also affirming, through this blog post, what I had been thinking about after my dear husband and Gwen Smith’s devotion had invested in me.
    That God is faithful and knows our needs and our heart and wants to bring us a knowledge of His love and invest in His children 🙂

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    Lynne says:

    I teach in a public school system in Virginia. This year has been my most difficult in 22 years. We have many students with beaucoups of deep needs. Much of the year, I have felt like I am banging my head against a wall……just trying to teach this mob. Believe me, these kids have been prayed for more than any other class I have had and I have often felt that no one is learning. Now that I am giving the end of year assessments, I am seeing just how faithful God has been. They have all thrived, including my little fellow who came to us…..not speaking English. I LOVE YOU, LORD !!!

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    Mary Beth says:

    He is so faithful day by day, over and over showing me mercy and grace and tenderly loving and comforting my heart exactly when I need Him. He is my rock and my foundation!

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