Friday, July 31, 2015

Five Minute Friday-Try

From the very beginning of my life, God has told me to try. Even though, I was an attempted abortion, my parents did not want me. God said, try Denise, you are here for a reason. I created you, so I could love you. When my step father sexually abused me, and my mom did not believe me, and sent me to live with my sister, who a few months later kicked me out., I had to live with some neighbors down the street, who made me quit school, and get a job, so they could take my money. Through all of that, God kept whispering in my ear saying, keep trying, we can get through this. When I had my stroke, and then my heart attack, and triple bypass surgery, God was there, saying, keep trying, I've got this. March of this year, when I attempted suicide, and had to go to rehab, guess what?? God was right by my side, cheering me on, as always. Saying, once again, try. Do not quit living, you can do this, I will never leave you alone. Try everyone, please do not give up. Believe me, I know how very hard this journey, called life can be. But, you are never alone, God is with you, carrying you, and cheering you on to victory. Tomorrow is another day to wake up, and try, try again.  I promise, God can, and will, turn your try, into a glorious triumph.

23 comments:

IFEOMA SAMUEL said...

Oh dear, what a wonderful testimony of your faith journey. Friend you are brave to keep trying after all your experiences.
Thank you Denise for such encouraging words today.
I am sharing your post.
Many Blessings to you.

Jordan said...

visiting from FMF! Truly awed by your vulnerability. Thanks for the reminder to listen to God's whispers, and to keep trying. He knows what He's doing when we don't. What a beautiful thing! Sending love from Nashville. <3

Carly said...

So glad you kept trying despite all the difficult things you experienced. You are a blessing to us here in the way you point to God and remind us that he is with us whatever we face. I pray you know his blessing and his pleasure today. xxx

Blogoratti said...

Tomorrow is another day indeed. A wonderful and heart warming story of your journey so far, thanks for sharing and keep the hope alive!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Bless you sweet lady!!!

Stephanie said...

My dear Denise, you are quite the precious lady. The Lord has used you in so many lives and I know He will continue to use you.

Love, hugs, and blessings to you, dear one!

Janet Boebert said...

Denise - I am SO glad that you are HERE to share your testimony. You are loved. You are important. We never know how much our words can mean to others; I see precious healing and strong faith in yours. I wrote more on my comment back to you on my own post; know that my daughter and I have added you to our prayer list. Blessed to be your neighbor today.

Leaon Mary said...

Denise, your journey has certainly had some battles to say the least. But your perseverance and courage is a beautiful testimony. You're such a blessing to so many; ... especially me. God bless you this beautiful day, Lea

Alecia Simersky said...

Oh girl. You have had a hard life, indeed. But your testimony to us is inspiring and encouraging. You have every reason to say "enough, I'm done." but you keep going. Thank you for trying, because you friend are loved and a blessing. He is using you, friend, believe that.

The Queen of Brussels Sprouts said...

We just keep on keepin on....got a good Friend indeed.

Ruthie Gray said...

Thank you for sharing your story (and oh, what a story it is), and for still believing and sharing hope. God can and will use what you are sharing to help others through this journey called life. Never give up! He is able! :)

White Lace and Promises said...

There is purpose in your being. Keep believing in what you know is true. The Lord will see you through.

river song said...

oh, I love that very true idea that God keeps cheering us on, no matter what! many more blessings to you!

The Momma said...

Thank you so much for sharing some of your story in this. You are so right that God does encourage us to keep trying when things are hard. It's a truth that I have to really remind myself of sometimes. Sending lots of hugs across the miles and prayers to God for you and your persevering spirit!

Linda said...

I hope your weekend will be great! Love and hugs.

Tammy said...

{{{Denise}}} God has loved you from the very beginning and your life with all of its ups and downs is a testimony to that because your light is still shining for all of us to see!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~
#FMF

Evanir said...

Nunca me esqueço daquele que trás no coração
carinho amor e respeito um bem querer.
Como é bom poder contar com sua amizade,
como é bom ter esperança mesmo ,
quando imaginamos estar sozinhos.
Sem duvidas não é verdade tenho sua amizade,
fidelidade e o amor incondicional de Deus.
Deixo um abraço com muito carinho
Beijos no seu doce coração.
Evanir S Garcia.

Tammy Belau said...

Denise,
you are a masterpiece. You are God's masterpiece! You cannot help but move people with your story. There is nothing false about you. Thank you for being brave. You are changing hearts and bringing hope. Your life is mighty in God's hands! He has continued plans for you and every day you wake up, He is proud of you.
Love,
Tammy (#4 this week)
Thank you so much for your weekly encouragement to me, too!

Suzy Mae said...

Denise, you are a truly beautiful soul who has come through the most unimaginable pain and loss. I'm so sorry that you have had to endure what you have in life. You are so strong to have come through everything with such hope and faith. God is with you and he always has been :)

Nikki (Sarah) said...

Happy Weekend!!!!

Carrie McCoy said...

Denise, you are beautiful and loved! I am so God created you! Thank you for this post about not giving up. This is such a great encouragement and testimony to others and I really appreciate you sharing it.
Blessings and love,
Carrie

MY LITTLE ✂ COTTAGE said...

Nice testimony, thanks for this post, many times we complain about life, but as i read your post i feel the strenght of God in your words...blessings Denise...loves soraya

Ida JT said...

Your testimony is amazing! I don't know if I can withstand all the pains you've been through but I know He is very proud of you! :)