Thankful Thrusday-Storms

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"O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with sapphires. Isaiah 54:4


On June 4, 1994, I married the man I thought I would spend my the rest of my life with, but 11 years and two children later, I was a divorced single mom. I was broken, devastated and afflicted. Dictionary.com describes afflicted as "to distress with mental or bodily pain; trouble greatly or grievously." I am not happy or proud to say that I allowed this affliction to take over my life. For the past four years, my life has been a continuous hurricane season without any preparation or evacuation. I ignored all warnings from God and others and allowed Satan to take the storms and knock me down even past my foundation.
BUT TODAY (the day that would have been my 15th wedding anniversary) I am thankful for it all!!!!! Without the storm, I would have never been rebuilt into the person I am today. God has rebuilt my foundations and added stronger walls to help me become more of the woman and mother He had in mind in the first place. I am thankful that I am on my way to His plans and am excited about what the future He has prepared for me holds. Bring on the turquoise and sapphires!!!!!!!

10 comments:

Sabbie Bee said...

Test!!!!!

LAURIE said...

Wow what a beautiful grateful heart. Giving praise even for the trials of life ... what would we be without the tests? Well certainly we would not have a testimony to share ... thank you for sharing how God remained with you during this most difficult time of your life. His Word and His love is true and faithful! Happy TT - Laurie

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

That verse is so beautiful and I am sure that is what he sees when he looks at the woman you are in Him!!

Thank you for sharing this with us!

Denise said...

Bless your precious heart.

Rita T. said...

You have such a great outlook. Have a wonderful weekend!

Marsha said...

May the Lord continue to annoint your head with His healing balm. You have a story to tell, Sabrina...His story of making all things new.

Have a blessed weekend.

Lianne said...

This post reminds me of the Casting Crowns song "Praise You in this Storm." Beautiful post.

Sherrylinn said...

Beautiful post! I, too, was a single mom. While it was a very rough season in my life, the Lord used that time to mold me and grow me into the person I am today. Praise Him for His Love!

Valerie said...

That was great! Prayers for you!

Truth4thejourney said...

What a precious list this week! I am thankful that God is helping you see the good in life. Being a glass half full kind of person doesn't come easy to any of us - it's got to be learned and you've learned it!

God Bless,
Sonya Lee