I'm Thankful Knowing I Will Survive

As I battled since December 2010 against some people in higher positions at my workplace, God had been faithful with me as He promised that He would never leave me nor forsake me. From having a regular position, they had taken that away and made me become a “Per Diem Nurse” which meant I was only an “Extra Help” if there was a need or shortage with our staffing. I wanted to be angry. But He constantly reminded me not to. He wanted me to learn patience and just continue trusting on His plans. Working much lesser hours, this had turned out to be a blessing as I looked back now. My husband had been busier in his work, requiring for them to leave at the very wee hours of the morning. With me being home, I was able to help out in preparing his breakfast and lunches as he got up and made “green tea” to warm him up on cold mornings. Lacking sleep, I remained okay as I didn’t have to worry about working that day. Same thing with my son. I loved that I was able to help him out in some ways during times that he was so busy and had little time because of too much homework. I had all these time to care for him when he got sick and my husband did not need to take some time off from work when someone needed to bring our child to his doctor. I was also able to plan for a healthier meals, week after week. Earning less helped us as a family to even be more contented with what we have and don't have. One thing we never doubted at this crucial test: "God does provide!!!"

I know that a lot of people are suffering whether it concerns their health, financial status and other things. Some are just hanging on the very end of that rope called “faith”. It’s never easy when you want to believe and it feels like God is not hearing our pleas. It’s easier to doubt.

If we realize that it is not our hold on that rope that saves us but His, hope remains alive.Even if He feels so far away, He never lets go...


"Don't be afraid. I am with you.
   Don't tremble with fear.
   I am your God.
   I will make you strong,
   as I protect you with my arm
   and give you victories." - Isaiah 41:10 (CEV)

Not only on this coming Thanksgiving but in each day that comes in my life, God reminds me that there are other things in my life that have far more worth than worrying about trials I’m facing. Even in those unwanted trials, He makes it known that He surely turns them around for our advantage. That is…If we believe in what He can do.

We can look at our trials not to weigh us down but instead, as a test of our obedience to God. They help our true, inner feelings surface from the deepest crevices in our hearts: our worthiness, obedience, and faith in Christ. When we truly understand God’s ways, we can be sure that our hearts will always be thankful no matter what circumstances we are in.

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” – James 1:12 (ESV)

It’s almost a year now and I still can’t speak up as it’s not the perfect time. I started the initial action of bringing this matter into His light. But despite their continued intimidation and discrimination, I know I can survive…Not because of my own strength. Because of His.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6,7 (ESV)

Just a little fun to wish you all friends a “Happy Thanksgiving!” May God bless you all and I pray that He will increase our faith more and help us all see things through His eyes, in order for us to know more things about Him. He deserves our praises and thanks. Thank You Lord!

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post, love you my friend.

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  2. God is faithful. Hang in there.

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  3. Dear Rosel
    I loved this post, it sums up pretty much the ground you have covered since the battle at your workplace began.

    It is a beautiful story of victory and growth, and yes, you will survive... you will make it with flying colors, and those who have been with you in the journey will rejoice with you, even as we are right now!

    The Turkey song is hilarious!

    I really liked it so much, it made me laugh in the wee hours of the morning!

    Happy Thanksgiving. There are indeed very many things to be thankful for.

    Love
    Lidia

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  4. I do believe Thanksgiving is my favorite of all the holidays. In the days leading up to it, it just seems natural to count my blessings, one-by-one. I tend to get out of myself; to think of others; to plan.

    It's been such a blessing witnessing how the Lord has lead & kept you this past year. I'll add that to my Thanksgiving list :)

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  5. hi Rosel....Cute turkey song. and I'm glad He never let's go of us....No matter what Rosel...He's in our corner which means things will always work out well. It just a might take some time. stay strong and safe.

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  6. You are invited to a Birthday Party at my blog, From the Heart. http://fromtheheartae.blogspot.com, for our special friend, Denise (shortybear) on Sunday, November 20th hosted by AliceE and Peggy at Amazing Grace. There is a place to click on to go to Denise's blog and wish her a Happy Birthday. If you would leave a comment on my blog letting me know you are participating, I would appreciate it. I know this will please Denise and hopefully lift her spirits.

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  7. The battle and the victory both belong to our precious Lord! He is faithful. I have missed coming by here, but know you are in my thoughts and prayers even when you do not see me.

    Big hugs, love, and prayers,
    andrea

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  8. So true - it is not "our hold on the rope that save us but His." - I am so glad you have been been blessed with sweet family opportunities during the challenge. Handling the world's injustice has always been hard for me - but I am learning to let go of the frustration and hurt that those things bring and just nestle closer beneath God's wing - and I am learning that when those challenges come - there are nuggets of immeasurable blessing within the challenge. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving - joy, smiles and lots of good food!

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  9. I wanted to pop in and say, "I love you dear friend" and I'm praying for you...ALWAYS.

    {{{Hugs}}}
    Alleluiabelle

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  10. It's interesting as we've both been going through our different trials during this season. But how good that we can encourage one another to persevere and trust God in all things. He is indeed faithful and I'm learning that day by day. You are a blessing as you share from your heart.

    I've determined to work as unto the Lord, no matter where He leads me. I have to remind myself of this at times when I'm doing menial tasks like sweeping the ramada floor at work after the children have eaten. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    Love,
    Debbie

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  11. Hi Rcubes -

    Thank you for your love for our Lord and this faith filled piece. It sure encouraged!

    And it is great that you have had more quality time to spend with your family. Glory to GOD.

    Hebrews 6:19
    Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast,...

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  12. Thanks for your always encouraging posts on how God always provides and works things out for the best. God's blessings & Happy Thanksgiving! Peggy

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