A praise in a storm is what my family and I had and still is going through. A time to where we have cried and praised all at once. It used to be hard to talk about it to anyone and to face the truth. To have to let go when you do not want to let go.
My story starts when we sold our house, this is funny because at that time we didn't even realize, that we were going into a storm.
It was bright path way. We saw the Lord hands upon us! We thought we were good to go in the sight of the Lord.
He had something else in mind. When we sold our house we had to be out of our this house by the end of the month. When the end of the month came around we had no house to call home.
Of course, I was very nervous! Here we are with four children and no where to take them.
Thank God, He provided a camper for to stay in while we look for a house.
That camper got smaller week by week. Five and a half weeks with four children in a small camper.
Boy, I prayed a lot that five weeks.
I also talked with a very good friend through this experince, she had given be a lot of encourgement and gave me some wonderful news, "hang in there God has something bigger and better in mind for you and your family".
God spoke through her, because the next week we found our dream home. A house that my husband and I always talked about. We were prasing the Lord for a wonderful dream come true.
Things went well for awhile, till the year 2004.
2004 was a year that changed our lives forever.
Jan,2004 my husband fell after a snow strom, hurt his back,Feb,04 my husband got very sick and almost died on us, March,04 my husband fell and broke his right ankle. After that things seemed alright. Yeah, were behind on some bills and things were tough. But hey, we have gotten through them before. Then it all changed, the storm got darker for us. This was a storm we could not have battled ourself.
Oct,12,04 I got a phone call from my husband, he was telling me to get the kids ready and to meet him at the hosiptal. As a wife I asked why?
He told me in a weak, hurt tone, he thinks he broke his right leg. I thought maybe he was just joking,
what are the chances of someone breaking his right leg,when in the same year he broke his right ankle.
He was not joking. I hurried to get the kids and jump in our truck and drive a hour away to him.
When I got to the hospital, it was more then just a broken leg. He shattered his right leg from the knee down. Ten places! He went in for surgey and him and I spend five days in the hospital.
Nov,04 his work laid gim off of work, boy that was alot to take in! In my mind what our we going to do now. God where are you?
Here we are with four kids, a husband who was down and me who had not worked in over ten years. Christmas was rifht around the cornor, with no income we couldn't afford to buty gifts. God work a miracle and my kids had the best christams they ever had!
I think I cried more then I cried in my life. With this miracle,
I felt betrayed! I felt betrayed by God! Why would he do this to us,why? After the New year,
we tried to find help and there was no help where we lived. In that county they couldn't help because of a ruling from the goverment.
We went to family services as well and they turned us down.
At that moment I knew we were going to loose everything. We did!! Everything!
I felt like I was in a nightmare and I just wanted to wake up. There was only one question I kept on asking is Why God,why?
I told Him I love you and I know you were there, But I could not find Him, I couldn't feel Him.
He was gone!
I knew in my mind and my heart He was there. I knew that He was in control.
It was only when I realize when my husband grandmother needed someone to care for her, that Gods plan was going smoothly. He knew it would hurt. But He knew in time I would understand!
He knew that the pain would stop in time.
Through this I prayed God these kids you blessed my husband and I with need a roof and food in there bellies.Still in our house, during which time we were very low on food. We had a lake in our backyard with fish in it. Yeah, we sure did! We had went fishing for our food! That night we caught about a dozen fish to eat for dinner. God had a hand in this, because when ever we went out there to fish, we would only catch many three.
So with this prayer, God did provide a place for my family and I to have just that.
We are now living with my husband grandmother.
Before we moved in with her she was going down hill. She was vey lonely and just wanted to die.
You ask her now, She'll tell ya that she would like to stay around for awhile.
God did a miracle for her and my family and I.
My husband is doing better at getting around and doing woodworking for some income. The kids ajusted well living here with Bobo (his grandma).
We still are sturggling throguh this storm, but I know God is there and He is are sheild!
Things are a lot more clear now. I can feel, hear, and see God pointing the way down the right path.
God told me once before that He will always take care of us, He spoke but I didn't listen. He spoke through my friend "He has something bigger and better in mind." We may not be fully out of the storm. But I know God has a plan.
I think about now, and we really didn't loose anything at all! I have God, my family and gain a wonderful friend, Bobo my husband grandma!
It was hard praising God when I felt betrayed.
He would not of allowed this to happen if He knew would not not turn out to be good.
So, no matter what happens we are praising him through good times and bad!
I hope that this testomony has helped at least one person,look and see that God did not leave!
Praise Him no matter what! He hears you!
He catches every tear we cry!
Praise Him In Your Storm!!