Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thankful Thursday- Trials


Thank you dear Iris for hosting thankful thursday this month. This week, she has chosen the theme trials. Lord knows, we have all had our share of trials. Some , more than others. There are various types of trials, such as physical, financial, spiritual, relational, and on and on. When we go through trials, we cannot let them take over our life. I always like to say that I have health problems, but the health problems do not have me. I refuse to let them rule my life, or take over. Only God rules my life, and reigns supreme. Yes, I have been through various trials in my life, such as being an attempted abortion, sexual abuse, taking care of my mom and watching her die, depression, self mutilation, losing my big brother to his diabetes last year, and various health problems. But, instead of wallowing in self pity, I choose to give glory to God. I have learned so much in my trials. I have learned to trust my Father God more and more. He is my Rock, my true Physician, my Healer. His grace is more than sufficient, He is my Burden Bearer. I can do all things through Him, that pours His strength into me daily. When I am weak, He carries me. My lovebug recently told me that I was his beautiful rose, slightly bent from the storms I have endured throughout my life, but beautiful due to the way I have come through those storms. I sure do love my lovebug. When my petals bend, and a thorn cuts into me, and I begin to bleed and enter into a new trial, I do not complain. For when I go through a trial, I experience just a tiny bit of pain compared to what my Saviour endured for me. I pray that my trials will always bring me just a little bit closer to my Father, whom I love, and appreciate more each day.

34 comments:

LisaShaw said...

Precious Denise,

Your message blessed my heart as I read I prayed for you. I love you dear heart. Hold on to our Jesus through every trial.

Blessings and love.

Karen said...

Your thankful attitude is such a blessing to others...I loved what you wrote...
"When we go through trials, we cannot let them take over our life."
"Only God rules my life, and reigns supreme. "

Amen!

Tea With Tiffany said...

I always tear up when reading your posts. You are touching so many lives in Jesus name. I see that beautiful rose in YOU!

I love you.

luvmy4sons said...

Such a lovely attitude as always you have sweet sister. Hugs and love!

Chocolate and Coffee said...

Blessings to you Denise! You are amazing!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Your strength is contagious Denise =)

Debbie said...

This was soo good Denise. Soo good. I love what you said, "When we go through trials, we cannot let them take over our life." "Only God rules my life, and reigns supreme." I am going to remember this, because it just couldn't be more true. Our various problems no matter what sort they may be DO NOT CONTROL US. That control belongs to Him. Have a wonderful day, Blessings to you, Debbie

becky aka theRAV said...

What an example you are to all of us! Iris was right to use you as an example today. May God richly bless you for your praises to Him in the face of your many trials. I feel selfish compared to you.

Samantha said...

Amen.
Your strength and faith are always a blessing to me.
~ Hugs and love to you !

Caroline said...

You are such an inspiration Denise. What courage. God Bless your health and you and your loving husband.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh what a beautiful testimony. Thanks so much for sharing. I so wish you lived in Texas I would drag you over to talk to our kids. You would be so amazing. You are a beautiful rose. Thanks for sharing your heart with us and helping us to remind to Trust and depend on our Lord.
Have a Blessed day Sweetie.
Hugs,
Sherry

Alicia said...

That's awesome, Denise! I can't even imagine how people can go through life w/ trials without the Lord.

Gretchen said...

A beautiful rose, indeed. xxxooo

Bonnie said...

It is no wonder Iris chose you as an example. You have the most beautiful heart I have ever "seen," I believe. What an inspiration you are to so many! As always, thank you so much for your visit and your sweet words. You make me smile! Blessings.

Peggy said...

Blessings sweet Denise...your constant beautiful attitude of gratitude and upbeat is such an example to all of us, in trials or not...you are aMazing! I'm praying that your health problems become less & less of such a major trial for you! I love all you share here...and how Lovebug uplifts your spirit with such beautiful truth! May all pain & discomfort & struggles be gone from you in Jesus Name and may His blood cover you and you receive the anointing of a miraculous healing!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Amen Denise! Amen! Much blessings to you. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Denise,

What a beautiful message for all to read - that our GOD RULES SUPREME in your life no matter what!

Praising God for all that He has done in your life and through it!

Blessings to you and much love,
Jill

peppylady (Dora) said...

It a wonderful that you can find things to be thankful for.
I believe each time we go down a road and we keep our heart open to supreme being we will grow.

Hope you have the time to stop in for coffee.

Melanie said...

Love you, Denise!

Happy THankful Thursday!

Erica said...

I was so glad that Iris honored you today. You are so precious to all of us!

Saleslady371 said...

Thank you for these beautiful thoughts about trials. Your witness is amazing. I always feel close to Jesus here.

Donetta said...

amen

Tammy said...

Denise, Your post is SO encouraging. I personally don't know how people make it with out God. Thanks for your comment on my post. God bless.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

OH! Denise, you are such a blessing to me, I am so glad that our paths have crossed. The way that you have chosen to deal with your trials, is such an inspiration. I am also inspired by yours and your lovebug's relationship. You truly are a rose.
I love you
Hugs and blessings,
Sue

Bernadine said...

Thank you for always sharing such inspiring thoughts.

Barbara said...

I love this...you are using your trials...to make a BIG DEAL out of GOD.........oh yes, another lesson from the retreat...but you have an A on your homework. What a blessing to read your post. Have a blessed week.

Serendipity said...

Denise, you're such an encouragement to all of us. A big hug for you!

Pia said...

that is so sweet and humble. God is so pleased i'm sure. you know denise, i have said this over and over but i won't get tired repeating this word --- you are an inspiration to so many of us. love ya!

bp said...

You've touched so many with your encouragement and positive attitude of praise. You're such a good example to me and I appreciate that.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

To have a hubby like yours is really a blessing. And with God with you, I could not ask for more.

You are such a blessing to us.

Denise said...

Love you girl and praying for your health.........

LivingforGod said...

I love your thankful heart and attitude! Thanks for regularly visiting my blog and for all your lovely comments.

More Than Conquerors said...

Thank you for this lovely post, Denise. May God bless you always. I love you too.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Another beautiful post. You are such an inspiration, and I love your lovebug's description of you. You are like a beautiful rose, made more beautiful by the trials you have been through.