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Proverbs 3:5-6

5Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.

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When faced with the loss of someone very dear to him, Carlos had to wrestle with the question – can I trust God even when my heart breaks? He shares what he learned in today’s reading.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart” is actually tattooed on my chest just above my heart as a reminder for me to always trust Him, even when my heart breaks.

Most of you may know my Mom passed away a few years ago after battling with a very aggressive form of lupus. The disease not only took its toll on her body, but our family, finances, even some close friendships. Something my mom kept repeating to me was this verse, “Trust in the Lord” she would say to me. Trust that He has a plan, that He knows what He’s doing.

Yet at that time all I saw was Him was taking my mom away from me, tearing my family apart and draining my parents’ savings to pay for the mounting medical costs. I looked around me and saw nothing but chaos and tears! But when I looked at my mom I saw peace and rest. Like the song from Ryan Stevenson “Eye of the Storm,” she found peace in the storm by fixing her eyes on Christ.

Ultimately, her healing came in the arms of Jesus. She passed from this world on April 7th, 2006 after a 7 year battle with lupus. I’ve always looked at that little number coincidence as God’s way of showing me He’s in control. In the Bible, the number 7 often represents completion or perfection. Her time here was complete and her healing is now perfect.

Looking back God’s glory is evident in so many areas. The chaos her battle brought to my family ultimately gave way to healing. Old wounds that had kept members of my family from speaking to each other for years were healed, the financial stress of the medical costs were taken care of, and friends who I hadn’t seen in years came to celebrate the life of my mom. God took care of it all.

When you look around what do you see? Chaos? Disarray? Fix your eyes on Christ and trust that He has a plan. Because I can promise you that even when we don’t understand it, He knows what He’s doing. We can find peace and rest in God’s guidance and direction which will exceed anything we ever thought imaginable – all we have to do is trust Him.

Notes from the Beyond Suffering Bible

Trusting God – Learning to trust God in every aspect of our lives often comes through a lot of trial and error. Christian maturity doesn’t happen overnight; we all need reminders of some of the most basic truths, which is why this is one of the most quoted Scripture passages. However, when we are able to rest in God’s guidance and direction, we “will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand” (Phil 4:7).

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  1. Profile photo of Thekingoftoys

    Wow, stuck a powerful testimony. I pray God gives me such strength when he calls my mother who is 89 home. She holds are family together.

    • Profile photo of cameran_smith

      Looking back on the good at a time when heartbreak was so overwhelming can be hard. I’ve experienced the loss of family, friends, and even dreams, and it is still challenging to be able to see God’s hand in it all. Great job, Carlos.

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    Stacy

    This made me cry. It was something I needed to hear. I am going through a really tough time with my job and have been questioning why God hasn’t sent me an answer. I know I have to trust in Him and realize that He has never let me down before.

    • Profile photo of Sherry_00

      God always answers sometimes it is yes, sometimes no, and sometimes wait. Sometimes we feel he doesn’t answer when it isn’t the answer we want but He always knows best. I pray peace for you, Stacy.

    • Profile photo of Catherine Waters

      Thank you for sharing this, because sometimes I wonder if I am the only one feeling this exact same way. Praying for both of us to have clarity, even if the answer is no or wait.

    • Profile photo of Parsonsdl1@gmail.com

      It really made me cry as well. I am unemployed and bee trying everything I can trying to find a job. I have been going to ma lny interviews and no offers. I will be praying for your job I hope that every thing works out.

  3. Profile photo of susieqgray

    My mother is 80, I know our time is probably short, I am so thankful for having her in my life. In our deepest sorrow, God draws close and embraces us. “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18

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    Carlos, I have listened to your stories of your mom for years and pray for you each time. My family knows the devastation of lupus, scleroderma, Raynauds and a whole host of autoimmune issues well. I have a mother-in-law, sister and cousin who all deal with issues caused by these ‘orphan’ diseases. Just know how proud your mother is of you as she looks down from the loving arms of Jesus and covers you, Amber and her new grandson with love that knows no boundaries.

  5. Teresa

    Thank you for the sweet reminder this am that God is Sovereign in each and every circumstance. Having just lost my father 7 weeks ago, there is “stuff” that is having to be worked thru ….. I can only trust in our Father’s timing.

  6. Taelor Barnette

    That is so good! I’ve always heard that “what you magnify grows.” So if you fix your eyes on Jesus, that’s what you’re magnifying!

  7. Profile photo of Tparrott88

    This is exactly what I needed to read this morning, thank you.

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    Nancy

    Thank you carlos,I loss my dad an baby sister 5 yrs ago,one month apart,dad,81,sister was 55,both of cancer.even though my dad was 81,my sisters loss was heart braking,55.since her death she has 3 new grandkids,but even though it’s sad,I’ve been at peace with both deaths,I know one day I will see them again,god is in control,an I feel both are better off than us here in a world that has gone crazy,an best of all they are with jesus🤗🤗

  9. Cynthia Malone

    Yes from my own experience with my grandchildren being held hostage and abused, the healing and results are beautiful. He teaches us to trust in only Him and He heals and restores. Praise His name!

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    Patti

    Thank you for sharing this! I can’t imagine you loss but I can imagine Gods peace. I’m striving to attain that.

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    George

    Wow Great Testimony all I can say is God is good !

  12. Profile photo of klsweet

    I do see chaos around me right now. This past January, my 22 year old nephew was murdered. His killers have not been caught, yet, and it has rocked all of our worlds. I am trying to trust in God and look to Him during this storm, but it is hard; especially, when we haven’t seen justice, yet. I know justice will be served, but the selfish part of me wants to see it on earth!

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    Chip

    I am so sorry Carlos for your lose! I just found out 2 weeks ago I have Lupus and have had for a couple of years but i am a typical guy and will not go to the hospital unless i need stitches. This month is a month that my hole life is being torn down. I have just decides to let Gods well be and trust that he has a plain for me no matter how bad it gets. I just cry and then i sing to myself ((My God is an awesome God)) refocus and go on with me day. The worse part of it for me is the heart issues & mental control. Not being able to complete a thought or express what you feel to a loved one. I pray that your family where able to heel and grow stronger together. Thank you for sharing I don’t know anyone with lupus & hear it is not that common in men. Your store lets me know God will take care of me.

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      Nancy

      Chip,god bless you,I pray all goes better than you think.I know it will be very hard at times but keep the faith,hold onto jesus.try to think positive even when you have a very hard time doing it.jesus is with you ((hugs))

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        Chip

        Thank you Nancy! I know everything is God plane & even though i can’t understand why. All i can do is believe in him & trust his will be done.

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    BHart

    Thank you for telling your story.

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    I am truly sorry for your loss. It is wonderful to know that you mom is in the arms of our precious Lord.

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    Tstone

    Okay Carlos you made me snot, LOL! I lost my mom on February 21. She had been battling cancer for 3 years and it ravaged her body. However, the peace on her face when she knew her battle was over is something I will never allow myself to forget. I was at her bedside crying(snotting) and she looked over at me and asked me why my chin was red. I’m an UGLY crier. I get all red and blotchy. I told her it was probably because I had been crying. She just smiled and said, “Don’t cry for me. I know where I’m going. I love you.” That gave me the strength I needed to give her eulogy. I wanted everyone to know that she was in a better place and that she had the blessed assurance of Jesus that she would be joining him in Glory. Not a day goes by that I don’t see that smile and say until we meet again Mama. Blessings Carlos. Have a wonderful day.

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    Regina

    It was hard for me to trust God after my husband passed away from cancer. But then I finally got okay with it and realized God did not intend to cause me pain, but it was HIS will and I had to accept that. God is always in control.

  18. Tmill

    When you have experienced that Holy Spirit peace when life is raging and waters are crashing all around ‘… It is something that you will NEVER forget! The hard part for my stubborn heart is to SURRENDER that and to actually TRUST God with my heart (not just my words and head knowledge). it’s an encounter with God that even amazed me!
    From “Finding Comfort in the Pain” devotional on free Bible app.
    Prayer:
    “Jesus, thank You for inviting me on Your boat. I trust You to get us to the other side. Will You give me Your same confidence to rest my head in the midst of a storm? God, thank You for being a good Father. I give You the desires of my heart.”
    Amen!

  19. Profile photo of mariposa0810

    Very nicely said, sometimes it’s hard to remember especially during those times of “chaos” that God has a plan for us. Thank you so much for sharing your story it really helps me to remember to always trust in Him.

  20. Profile photo of Nanakaty58

    Thanks Carlos I’ve had a lot of loss in my family also at that time I was angry at God for 7 yrs my family went through the illnesses and loss of my sister,my mother,and my father I was lost at that time doing drugs and drinking and very depressed but God brought me back to him and am understanding of trusting him. In 2013several yrs later I lost my niece but I was able to lean onGod and trust him. He always has a plan Praise the Lord

  21. nancey

    thank you i needed that, although i’ve been living it the last 6 weeks, i still needed to read this!!!

  22. Stephanie

    What a powerful testimony..we overcome by the words of our testimony. I thank God for you sharing and the platform for which it is being shared. Alot of people will be blessed by this and it gives reassurance that God knows what he is doing and what’s best for us.

  23. Kelly

    At nine months pregnant, I had stroke symptoms. It was only myself and my four year old son alone at home. I struggled to say, “Pray for mommy!” And the poor kid was like…okay.
    I got angry with God. “How can I trust you and put my life in your hands for surgery (c-section) if I can’t trust you to help me at my scariest moment?”
    Well I knew God was in control. If anyone was, it was Him. This was a simple factoid in my brain, and it definitely wasn’t coming across as faith.
    So I finally had to begrudgingly come to a point where I physically lifted up my hands to Him, palms open, and say “I trust You, even though I really can’t, I’m trying”
    Looking back, I see now that He was in every small space showing me countless miracles! There are SO many! Simple things, like the TWO nurses counting all the equipment the team used ALOUD three times because one was training the other….the list goes on and on.
    Thank you for this, Carlos, and God bless your family!

  24. Profile photo of JennyChestnut

    I lost my mom last year, she was only 66 and she died very suddenly. She was not sick and we had no warning. She just died. It is the hardest thing that my sister and I have ever gone through and it is still hard every single day. I rest in the fact that she is in heaven and in the arms of Jesus. God has led the way every day in my life since then and I know that He is in control!

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    The more my body deteriorats the more I see Christ. After 17 surgeries I suffer from severe Chronic pain and Fibromyalgia. My faith has grown leaps and bounds in the last few years because I can no longer depend on my self. I am now thankful for my trials because I now have a growing relationship with Christ. And on those really bad days…I fix my eyes and mind on Him and focus on resting. I know my physical outlook will probably get worse…but what I am certain is that my relationship will get better with Christ!

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      Rhonda

      Thanks, Carlos. I lost my Dad 8 months ago. My life was completely changed, and I’ve struggled with the emotional and situational fall out. I think it’s so easy to just focus on the feelings associated with grief. This verse teaches us that healing isn’t just about feelings. It’s about thinking – trusting that God has a plan that we can’t see or understand. That’s the essence of faith. So, we have to change the way we think about the loss. Of course this is easier said than done. We are, however, free to ask the Lord for help with our thinking. It helps to hear stories like yours as an example of this.
      I thank God for you and Joy. I listen to you guys on the way home from work daily and uplifted by your insight and humor.

    • Teepee

      God bless you, Carrie Ann! You are an inspiration. May you continue to feel His Presence and experience His lavish love. Praying g for you.

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    Talk about chaos. I am in the midst of the worst chaos that I never thought I would face. My husband is ripping our family apart and destroying our lives with his decision to divorce. He even had a panic attack about it all last night. It’s just horrible and so wrong. I have been able to keep it together only through prayer and trust in God. I know He has a plan I just keep praying that His plan is the restoration of my marriage but, if that is not His plan I know that He will be with me and take care of me no matter what.

    • Teepee

      Praying for you! Ps.40:1-3

  27. Profile photo of Cali Flower

    It is so hard to give it all to God. I pray for that daily.. that I trust all in God and his Plan. Even though I don’t understand it. God is good!

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    Thank you so much for sharing. I really needed this one today.

    • Teepee

      Death of a loved one is so hard, even when we KNOW they are with Jesus. We were created to live forever; that makes the separation difficult. But we have this anchor of hope, firm and secure, in knowing it is not the end.. it is a change of address and we will be with them again in our eternal home.

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    medgem

    Thank you for this today. Timing was perfect for me as today is the 8th anniversary of losing my preemie daughter Hannah Joy at just 23 weeks pregnant. While usually I am open about Hannah and want God to use her story to minister to others with similar losses, I struggle with how much a date on the calendar can get to me. God has brought us through so much and I needed a perspective reminder today!

  30. Bernice Smith

    Carlos, I have only been listening to WAYFM a few years. While working I was only able to enjoy The Wally show and you and Joy. Through your struggles you guys really shine. You’re an inspiration! Keep trusting in Him. God bless you all.

  31. Profile photo of Rosland85

    Hi Carlos and Everyone!

    You all have such amazing stories about what you have and have yet to do to reach total surrender. Thank you for generously bringing me into you darkest times and showing me how you found light.

    Some days, I feel like I’m in a battle for my life in all aspects, but then a simple verse I run to opens a window in my heart for me to breathe and rest assured that God’s got me! I tell you the honest truth: when I run to my devotional each day, I hear and feel his gentle embrace!

    Thank you Small Group🤗

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    Lysa

    My mother battled dementia/altzheimers for almost 20 years…a disease so hard to understand and difficult to go through. It wasn’t until toward the end that I set my eyes on Him; would have had so much peace and less guilt had I focused earlier:(

  33. Profile photo of Stephannie

    I appreciate the reminder that even the most mature Christians need to be reminded of some of the most basic principles in Christianity. Sometimes it those simpler truths that we stumble over most! Thanks for the reminder

  34. Cody Deno

    Carlos,
    I cannot begin to understand how hard it was on you to see your Mom suffer from Lupus and then ultimately lose her fight with the disease. I don’t know what I would do if I lost my Mom, but I hope that I will handle it as well as you did.

    Me and my mom are very close, closer than most because she is my primary caregiver. I have Muscular Dystrophy, so I can’t walk or use my arms much, which means I need her help with lots of things; I depend on her. She is a strong lady(both physically and mentally) and I love her.

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    gina

    God is good!!! All the time, through everything. This is not our home, we are meant to live with Him. One by one he takes his children home. But us, as believers that are still here on earth miss our loved ones and the people we know who don’t know Jesus we do what we can to bring them to Christ, for God doesn’t want any of his children to perish.

  36. Profile photo of Big Country

    Such a great reminder! Thanks for sharing your story! It is so true that we need to keep our eyes and focus on Christ even in the midst of storms. It’s so tough but so worth it as I have learned in my personal experiences.

  37. Profile photo of Teresa Stephens

    Absolutely love this posting today. It’s been the hardest thing for me, in the midst of my storm! Trusting God that my pain has a purpose. Married nearly 28 years, I always knew my husband had a problem with pornography, but the last time I discovered his “stash”, just devastated me! It was such a big collection, really screamed at me, are you going to continue to let this happen under your nose? Throw in a re-established “friendship” with his first love, thanks to Facebook (yay) that went on for 4 years under my nose, and then, finally his discovery of Internet porn, and my heart was broken! My entire marriage felt like a masquerade! Now we are over three years since the last time, so he says. He says he is finished, never again, but I can’t make myself trust him and he can’t figure out why. I want to trust him, but I still doubt just about every word he says. I have really tried reading every “recovery” book, blog or article about porn, it’s effects on marriages and how to heal. Unfortunately, most of them don’t really tell you what to do or how to handle it if the most your spouse will do is (say) “I quit”! During the past three years, both our daughters have gotten married, I lost my stepfather after a long battle with lung cancer, my mom is dying of renal failure and I have a handicapped younger brother who is dependent on his family for care and guidance, and to top it all off, my husbands parents have both broke a hip and both of them have dementia/Alzheimer’s, and we are caring for them at home (since I’m a nurse you see)! I have worked almost 20 years full time night shift to “be there” for my kids and my husband really, but I discovered I wasn’t there apparently enough for his addiction to thrive! This has all made me so sick! Beyond words sick! I have recently stopped working, and am devoting my time to caring for our elderly parents and beginning to learn all that is associated with my brothers care and I know I have to let go of the past, but I’m not sure I can survive if I stay with this man that I both love with all my heart and can’t stand because he hurt me so bad, over and over, many, many times! I feel trampled and broken. I nearly believed I was crazy for awhile, but I know I’m not crazy! I am depressed and so very sad however, and I just can’t seem to shake it! But like someone else said in an earlier post, sometimes, I just listen to “Just be Held” or “Breathe” or “Thy Will” or “Steady my Heart” or “Beautiful Things”, “First” or “How Can it Be”!!! I just keep trying and praying for my unbelief, and that with God in me, I can do this! I know He knows!
    I don’t think I could ever go for a tattoo on my chest to remind me to “trust God with all my heart” but I love it that Carlos could! I know my mom isn’t going to be with us for a lot longer, but facing her final days, I want to be present! All there! I know God’s not done with me yet, and I know in my head that I can trust Him, and maybe someday, I’ll even be able to trust my husband again! For now, today, I just need to trust God with all my heart! Thanks Carlos for sharing!

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      WAY-FM

      Thanks for pouring out your heart and sharing. We have staff meetings weekly at WAY-FM and will be praying for you about this tomorrow.

    • Amber

      Thank you for pouring your heart out and openness of your story. I will be praying for you

    • Teepee

      Praying for you and your whole family. Praying that you will feel His Presence and know that He is with you. Praying you will be covered with His armor.

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    Carlos, I can relate to your pain. I have been dealing with loss on many different levels. Both my parents died young. I am a single mother of two, and I recently lost my job after I gave up my regular job of 7 year job. Now, I am dealing with a break-up after 3 years of dating. I could ask the same question, Why God? I often struggle with the “why me” questions. What have I done to deserve such pain and tragedy? This week, I received confirmation from my 6 year old when I picked her up from Sunday school and she recited that same verse, Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not depend on your own understanding.” Then, I received that same message again when I read today’s daily verse. I am hearing this message over and over again. For those of you who have or are experiencing similar struggles. I can tell you that God is with you even in your struggles. He never left you. The carnal nature would like for you to believe otherwise. Stay strong, do not waiver. My daughter’s other verse was Joshua 1:9, Be strong and brave, do not be afraid. Bless you all.

    • Teepee

      Praise God for His faithfulness.

  39. Amber

    This speaks very close to my heart since I was diagnosed with lupus in college. I have thankfully been able to manage the pain and illnesses most of the time. I do have the typical flare ups. Currently now I’m in a highly active time. It is never easy to explain when you look so “healthy” how can you be so sick. It’s also never fun to have something control your life that often feels so out of control. I am trying to put my trust in God more and more with every breath I breathe. Personally this calls to my heart since I often write Bible verses on my mirror or post-it, even lock screens on my phone. But I feel that too often I take these writings/post for granted and I do not actually read them. I pray that I can dig down deeper and reach my faith in the way you have Carlos. You’re openness and everyone’s so far in this Bible study has been an inspiration. I am going to take ownership of my feelings and faith…. I have recently taken a new position working with young children. And while I love them to death but truly they are Petri dishes of germs which is never good when you don’t exactly have an immune system. Then like so many I’m also struggling in my own life and relationships and the stress is pushing down fueling the fire. I often cry asking God why, what did I do wrong. My hope is to change my words to what are you teaching me, what can I do next for you Lord and will you take this bitterness away so I can have a pure heart as you desire. This Bible study has already helped move my heart and we are only on the second week. I can’t wait to see what November has to offer. Thank you for EVERYONE who has shared and will share. And especially thank you Carlos.

  40. Theresa Doreen De Lima

    Thank you Carlos for your advice right now I am going through a storm but I trust in the Lord

  41. Denise.ml

    Thank-you Carlos. 2015 was a year of learning to TRUST GOD in all areas of my life. It was a big time of growth for me in my faith. after learning to trust God explicitly, I can give testimony to the PEACE I experience every day. I am growing stronger in Christ and am better able to focus on God each day. I know more trials are ahead, but feel less frightened of what’s to come. To think this started with a well thought out New Years Resolution! Who knew ? Not me… Not then, but I do now.

  42. Betsy Quinn

    This hit me so hard tonight. Even though it’s not the loss of a loved one at this moment. It’s about the loss of a loving marriage. I know God has a plan and I am trying so hard to put it in His hands. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart!! Hear my prayers O Lord!!

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    Ashley

    Thank you for sharing Carlos, Mom and I really needed this today!

  44. Robbie P.

    Thanks for sharing Carlos! The God of the mountain is still God in the valley.

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    God bless you, Carlos. I enjoy you and Joy immensely!

  46. Amanda

    I too lost my mom back in June of 2005. One of the worst experiences of my life. Not long before losing my mom my parents started having some relationship problem. 3 years later I had to have a hysterectomy leaving me childless. These 3 things often left me questioning God and his plan. I still wrestle with those questions but can also see God”s hand is at work as well.

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      The bible makes reference to going through suffering, pain, disappointments so God can be glorified. It is not an easy concept to swallow when you are going through these trials, but there is always a blessing at the end of these struggles for us or for someone else. I am going through my own storm right now but when I listen intently, I can hear these words “Be Still and Know that I am God.”

      Be bless.

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    Thank you for sharing your story. Pain is a tool God allows to draw us to Him. We are then accountable to share and draw others to Him. Just wanted to let you know your pain and story has significance. I thank you for revisiting an uncomfortable place to share the peace available in the times we must dig so very deep to the rawest part of that pain.

  48. Omali Longwell

    This message touched my heart in a BIG way! My oldest son suffered an injury due to football his 3rd game of the season in his junior year of high school that caused him to be out for the rest of the season. At first this was devastating for my son and us because he wants to play on college and this was suppose to be his break out year and he was doing GREAT up to that point. After it happened I was a little angry at God because I just could not understand why. He had suffered an injury to his shoulder the year before that warrant surgery and now this injury. But during the mist of all this I’m reminded by friends and from my own experience that God is in control. No matter how chaotic things may seems. I keep reminding my son, my husband and myself of that. So thanks for sharing your story and helping others to see that thereally is hope and PEACE even in the storms of our lives.

  49. Brenda

    Yes,my weakness is his strength, so I have chosen to wait on Him
    My dear dad ,89,was recently given his relief from years of dementia,but I was feeling such Anger at my mom, who took care of f him at home for many years. I blamed her ,God had a plan

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    My daughter who happens to be turning 27 this month has lost so many people in her life. I remember as a child only losing one person. My mom made my sister and my brother and myself attend a funeral of one of her friends husbands. She made us go because we really have not been around death. My daughter however, has had so many people in her life die. So much that even a family friend said poor Tori she has had to deal with so much death. Our family just lost another member of the family and now my mom’s lungs are not so great. My daughter cried just yesterday saying she cannot handle anymore. I am going to go and tell her to read this.
    Thank you for sharing your story

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    Susan

    We think peace is the absence of tension, but God defines it differently. The word peace in Greek reveals God’s intention—quietness or tranquility of order. Peace comes from Him & through Him, even in the midst of chaos & disorder.

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    What a meaningful bible verse. Especially now in my life. My husband is only working part time as I have mentioned in other post and I am trying to trust that God has a plan and that we won’t be losing everything we own before the hubs finds a full time job. It is just hard when I can’t see the whole picture.

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    In 2009 I followed the ambulance that was taking my mom to the hospital. She had fought with Leukemia for several months and was losing the battle. I remember telling God that “No matter what happens, I will follow You and trust You.” She died the next day. I’m still a Christ-follower. I kept my promise to God to follow Him and trust Him. He has been with me the whole journey, and I’m stronger for it. I love Him more today than I ever have in my life.

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    The loss of a loved one is always hard but somehow God always makes Himself present.

  55. Megan Nord

    Carlos I completely agree with this whole testimony. Recently I got a 15 day notice that my landlord wasn’t going to renew our lease, when I have lived there for 4.5 years. Shortly after someone complained about my animals and made false accusations about me and my husband. We have sought out the Lord more than we have ever done before in our lives. We knew this was just a trial and needed to continue lean on Him and trust the fact this would become a blessing in disguise.

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    I needed this tonight. Im watching my buisness i tried to grow fall apart after 5 years. And now after putting all my time,money and have nothing to show is breaking my heart. I dont know where to go from here.

    Just got to Trust God that yes i dont see any good right now with it but there a lot of other good happening, good changes. Just gotta trust Him.

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    From the Celebrate Recovery Bible…

    The Lord knows no limitations. We see only here & now, a flawed interpretation.

  58. Deanna Parsons

    Thank you for this message I am really going through a toughrough time right now. As we all know it is Christmas time and we only have a few weeks left and I don’t have a permanent job. It is really hard not to be able to buy the things you normaly would at this time of the year. But I am blessed to say that my husband makes just enough money to pay the bills and a little bit of food. We need so much prayers please.

  59. Betty-Ann

    Been there too…I was supposed to be the strong one to turn the machines off when my siblings didn’t want to face my dad’s extended family. (massive southern clan) I did what had to be done, but I was dying inside too…I knew the answers, but I didn’t want to hear them regarding my dad’s death at 45 due to a fall in the shower!!! This couldn’t be!! After a while with much tears & prayers I would fall asleep in prayer. I knew I could take it all to Jesus & find peace. It just took me a while to accept what God had written in my being. (My dad was a Baptist minister.)

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    Beautiful!!!! This gave me chills!!! Everyone will have healing and perfection in arms of our Savior!!!

  61. Tammy

    I lost my non saved Husband of 28 yrs.to another Woman…. This heartache is unbearable at times.
    The worse pain I have ever felt.
    It ripped our home apart our Children our Animals…
    Pray for me.

  62. Kathleen Kauffman

    My mother passed on December 17,2004. That’s all I have to say. Everything has been up and down since then.

  63. Barbara Allison

    I am in the midst of chaos as I watch my niece and my sister fight. Both have addictions that are controlling them. I am powerless to change them, but I can pray and let God do His work in them.