Monday, January 28, 2013

The Lord Gave and Has Taken Away

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised.”
~Job 1:21~

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The beginning of this year began with a one month vacation for my husband.  For those of you who don't know, my husband is self employed.  This one month vacation was not a voluntary one.  Though the Lord wanted him and I to take it as one.   This year will be a year where my husband and I will say, "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised." 

This past month we have had to fully depend on  the Lord to open doors and pour His favor upon my husband and business.  And in the process we have been in peace.  My husband and I are amazed by this peace and know it can only can come from God.  This time has brought us so much closer.  We have been able to get our home in order, talk about our marriage, our plans, pray together and just grow as "one".  

These past months have been a little difficult for me with morning and evening sickness (I am 3 months pregnant).  And my husband took care of me, our boys and our home. I couldn't have gone through these months without him and God graciously provided him to me for a month! God is so good!

When we look at our circumstances it really is with what eyes we will look at them in.  Will we look at them with our natural eyes? This will lead us to worry and discouragement. But when we live and walk in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit is there to remind us who is our Father. He points us to our provider, the One who has never left us and never will. 

Our family has never lived in so much joy then this past month.  We didn't worry how we were going to pay the mortgage, bills, or buy food.  We know if God gave us this home, He will provide for it; if He gave us our children He will provide for them.  

So what have we done in this month?  WE HAVE PRAISED AND BLESSED HIS NAME!
No matter if He gives or takes away, we will praise Him, because in the end He is all that we have and all that matters!

Whatever circumstance or situation you find in yourself, know that HE IS GOD! He will take care of His children and He knows what is best! Stand firm in His Truth!

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”  ~ Revelation 1:8

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.  ~ 1 Corinthians 14:33

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. ~ Proverbs 19:21

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. ~ Jeremiah 29:11

This song has blessed our life during this season.  May you be blessed.

For His Glory and By His Grace,



  1. I love that song, it is a blessing to a weary heart. Praying for you and yours. Stresses like this are never easy.

  2. Monica sweet friend... congratulations on your pregnancy. That's fabulous. I love the scripture you shared about God and his sovereignty. I'm praying it all comes together unto his glory and what is just right for your family. Its nice having you blog when you can. Have a great weekend.



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