~Things Change So Much With A Little Bit Of Faith~

Jacksonville, Florida
January 18, 2016 12:53pm CST
This is going to be a little longer than the usual discussions of mine. It is worth the read though, I think! This is my personal testimony. Some of you may already have read my testimony through past discussions but if you haven't here it is. Let's take a trip back to six months ago. We were in NC in our home-with a landlord that was making accusations about us that were just not true at all. He thought because we were a younger couple, having trouble paying our bills and because we had a Rottweiler that we were doing drugs-which my husband and I have never done in our lives! So...we decided it was time to move and not deal with him anymore. (The actual reason we couldn't pay the rent on time is because my husbands company was slow and our truck was stolen along with $2,500 that was in it from a job he did). We had very little money coming in at the time so we moved in with my parents. We had a hard time living there, my father is very stubborn and his house/his rules applies always no matter how old you are. Our children were very miserable there because he also believes children are meant to be seen NOT heard. My father wouldn't let our dogs stay at his house either so a friend of ours took them in. My husband was looking for a job there, applying everywhere but found nothing steady. His brother in law called one day and offered him a job in FL. Since nothing was happening he decided to take the job. He came to FL alone to get things in order for us before we all came. We moved to FL and shortly after my husband got hurt while trying to help our youngest daughter. He could not work because he couldn't walk on his ankle-he tore up ligaments and tendons. So...we were begging people for money to feed our family and we were about to lose our motel room due to lack of money to pay for it. We didn't know what we were going to do. We were scared and all we could do was PRAY for a miracle to happen! That is exactly what happened. My husband said there has to be a Church here willing to help us. We won't give up, we will ask Churches for food and a place to stay possibly. We stopped by a local church and everything changed for our family... Our Church has been an amazing blessing to our family. God led us to our church and they did what He wanted them to do. They fed us, clothed us, put a roof over our heads, provided Christmas and birthdays for our children, gave us furniture for our new home and gave us a car too!! They are truly Godly people. Now...we went from being homeless and begging at gas stations for food to my husband working full time and our family getting a home this week! With a little bit of faith God can give you a miracle too. Yes it takes time-His time always-not ours. My testimony in a nut shell for you...Miracles happen every day and we got ours so don't lose faith! Whether it takes 6 months or 10 years God is working in your life. He is always there no matter what.
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@1creekgirl (10343)
• United States
18 Jan 16
Your post brought tears to my eyes . You are so right that God does care and he will take care of us when we put him first in our lives . I'm thankful he directed your family to a church who practiced what they preached.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Jan 16
@1creekgirl I hope they were happy tears! God really does love and care about us, we have had that proven to us for sure. We are so glad we were brought to our church as well-they do exactly what the Bible & God tells them which I find amazing because it is so rare now a days to find that.
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@1creekgirl (10343)
• United States
18 Jan 16
@LovingMyBabies You truly are blessed to have such a loving Church family. Best wishes on moving into your new home!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Jan 16
@1creekgirl Yes we are, thank you so much! =)
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@RasmaSandra (17570)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
18 Jan 16
@LovingMyBabies yes, I do believe in time the Lord will answer. Right now we really need a miracle because the Syrian refugees are coming our way to Latvia and I truly believe we will eventually have to move out of here.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Jan 16
@RasmaSandra Keep praying because God will answer in His time-I have had that proven to me.
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• United States
18 Jan 16
@rasmasandra I will be praying for your miracle and hope that you won't be displaced
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Jan 16
What a beautiful testimoney. You are so right that God is there and will work miracles in our lives, if only we call upon Him and let him lead. It is always his will and not ours. Some people only call on God when things are going good, and not when things are bad, but that is the time we need him the most, and he is just waiting for us to call on him. We don't always get the answers that we seek, as he does't always think that what we are asking for is in our best interst. We just have to have faith, and he will work it out to his honor and glory. God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Jan 16
@rosekiss Thank you. I felt bad that it was so long but in order for everyone to understand it had to be. God is so amazing and we should let go and let God. I wish I let God lead from the start but I was blinded by worry at first. God is always good!
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Jan 16
@LovingMyBabies Yes, he certainly is. He will stay with you during your labor as well. and you will have a healthy baby.
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• United States
18 Jan 16
You are proof that God works miracles in our lives. May He continue to bless you and your family
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jan 16
@Marilynda1225 Yes God is amazing! Thank you so much.
• United States
18 Jan 16
I am happy to read your testimony here that miracles do happen in life friend. Happy everything is going well and on the up and up for you.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Jan 16
@TiarasOceanView Thank you, I am hoping it will help someone else who's going through a hard time in their life.
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• United States
18 Jan 16
@LovingMyBabies Often stories like this do help someone to see their way forward with faith.
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@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Jan 16
God does help you in different ways and it always works out. So glad that it worked out for you and your family.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jan 16
@Jstory07 Yes He does. Thank you I'm glad things improved so much for us too. =)
@Elizaby (3661)
• Pensacola, Florida
18 Jan 16
Praise God for guiding you to where He had someone to help
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Jan 16
@Elizaby We are so grateful to God for sending us to our Church-their amazing.
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@sugartoes (40757)
• Greencastle, Indiana
18 Jan 16
AMEN thank you lord for answering my prayers for this family Jesus is awesome ! now that your in a good place safe & sound & everything is working in order you can get your babies(dogs) back & have all your family happy & you can rest & enjoy life now.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jan 16
@Sugartoes Yes God is amazing and we are so grateful for all He has done for us. We will be moving into our house at the end of the week. =) Thank you again for the prayers you sent for us!
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@sugartoes (40757)
• Greencastle, Indiana
19 Jan 16
@LovingMyBabies Prayers can go a long ways & I am so happy for you that you got what you needed in time. you can't be helping with the move right now so you have to rely on others to help you get moved or you'll be in labor before you ready.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Jan 16
@sugartoes Thank God we do have people that will be helping my husband. =) No early labor here-I hope!
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@Juliaacv (30352)
• Canada
19 Jan 16
And thru it all you stuck together as a family, that is so important. I hope that you never loose site of those humble beginnings and take things for granted or become jaded to others' needs in your community. This is a lovely story.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jan 16
@Juliaacv Yes we will always stick together through thick and thin, that will never change. We helped others through all of it so we definitely won't lose sight of what we have been through or where we started.
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@Juliaacv (30352)
• Canada
20 Jan 16
@LovingMyBabies Good for you, and him. That is how you have a long happy life together, day by day and lots of tender loving care and understanding.
@Drosophila (16711)
• Ireland
19 Jan 16
That's so great to hear. I'm very happy for you that you have found a home just before the end of your pregnancy
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jan 16
@Drosophila Thank you, we are very grateful for everything God has done for us.
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@Drosophila (16711)
• Ireland
19 Jan 16
@LovingMyBabies It's a great and moving story! I hope 2016 will be even better for you
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@xstitcher (11536)
• Petaluma, California
21 Jan 16
The Lord certainly does do things in His time. :) I was saved when I was about fourteen, and things have been rough at times, but He's always helped me through.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Jan 16
@xstitcher Yes in His time all things do come together and it is amazing. =)
@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
19 Jan 16
I'm glad to hear God has blessed you. I lost track of how many times I've been homeless. 4 Times, I was alone with 3 children. Years later, after my children were all grown, my son had 2 children and got custody of them. I gave up my job and apartment and put all my things in storage to move in with him and take care of his children, He was angry and upset with me, as if it was my fault and I wanted to sleep on his couch. I ended up losing everything in storage and homeless again. A friend let me stay with her. It's been about 6 months, it didn't work out with the step brother. Here I am again on his couch taking care of my grandchildren. My son now treats me better and appreciates me and I have a car. I never gave up on him, or especially praying for my grandchildren. There is no need to give up when we have the Lord. He will never leave us, He promised.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Jan 16
@PrarieStyle We have been homeless a few times as well in the past-usually due to our own stupid decisions as we realize now looking back. You are absolutely right-the Lord is constant and He will always help us through no matter what we go through. I'm glad your son treats you better now.
@LeaPea2417 (20446)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 Jan 16
This is a tremendous testimony to God's love for his children. He really does lead us to where he wants us to be.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jan 16
@LeaPea2417 I hope it helps others to realize that God is always there and will always help us-in His time.
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@Dena91 (4235)
• United States
19 Jan 16
Great story. Thankful that the church was able to help you and your family as they did. Praise the Lord.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Jan 16
@Dena91 It is great because of how much God has done for us. I am very grateful for all of the help we have gotten.
@JudyEv (123286)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 16
I am so glad that things have turned out well for you. Thanks for sharing your story.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jan 16
@Judyev Thank you so much! Things have truly changed for us.
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@UncleJoe (9950)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
19 Jan 16
Your title is kind of misleading. Actually it was a WHOLE LOT of Faith. You must remember all of those who were praying for you. Collectively, that's a lot of Faith. Of course we are still proud of you and your Spiritual strength.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jan 16
@UncleJoe That's true, it was a whole lot of faith that got us through. A lot of prayers from Godly people. Were so grateful to be where we are now.
• United States
19 Jan 16
@LovingMyBabies what a pwerful testimony. For what it's worth, I have been impressed with how y'all have conducted yourselves during your journey.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Jan 16
@HanVanMeegerin Thank you so much, that means so much to me. =) We tried to keep our faith through it all, but it was tough at times.