Wednesday, June 14, 2017

God Is Always Greater Than Our Troubles

INCREDIBLE ending of the story...or really the beginning. The mom who chose life at the abortion center and asked Jesus to be her Lord a couple of days ago texted me. I had urged her to share the Gospel with her boyfriend, and all I had discussed with her about what it really means for Jesus to be Lord of our lives. I reminded her that if Jesus is truly Lord, we must obey Him in all His commands, including sexual purity outside of marriage.

Apparently, the discussion went so well that the boyfriend told J that he wants to marry her immediately. I offered to find her a wedding dress, and my donor will help with the justice of the peace license fees. She is ecstatic, and now is speaking of the child she almost aborted two days ago as a "blessing."

See, that's the way God works. When we ignore and defy God, our world falls apart. When we trust and follow Him, even if our world falls apart, our whole outlook changes. Hope returns. Unlikely joy erupts from hidden reservoirs within.

I posted the request for the loan of a wedding dress on Facebook and within minutes had an offer in her size. Another friend offered to buy them a honeymoon evening at a nice hotel. All I need is a sitter for their kids.

Maybe someone will offer a cake, rings, and flowers. I dream BIG because my God is always BIGGER.
This wonderful news comes at an opportune time for me. God always weaves His messages. Today is my husband and my 37th anniversary. I have been married longer than unmarried...that is a little mind boggling. Probably not many men could have lasted so long with me. I am intense, to put it mildly, and not always in a good way. Fortunately we have God...and God is ALWAYS bigger than our troubles. That will be my advice to this new married couple should the wedding occur as hoped: trust God and keep Him first.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come


  1. Happy Anniversary! Wonderful turn of events for the couple and their child!

    1. Thank you! Yes, now I hope it really transpires as hoped. Appreciate prayers!