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Topic: Blessed (11/29/04)
TITLE: God will do what He has to do
By Maribel Estrada
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She remembered how awful she felt when she found out she was pregnant again. Just five months prior she had given birth to her third child. At that time they lived on a one salary budget and things weren’t working out so well. So they decided that the best thing to do was to go back to their hometown. She could remember the exact words her husband said “Sweetheart, at least there we have my mother and your parents that could help out at a time of need which we know by experience are going to be plenty.” The idea of moving back really bought a burden on Mary, but she knew there was no other choice.
As the years passed, Mary struggled with all the demands of being a stay at home mom of two pre-adolescent and two toddlers. And to make things worst Mary started to experience episodes of mild depression. Her attitude toward her children was getting worst by the second. There were days that she could barely stand the sight of them.
One day, she decided to accept an invitation she had received to visit the church affiliated to the school her children went to. Two weeks after that first visit Mary decided to give her life to Jesus.
“Three years have passed since that,” Mary thought. “Who would of thought, that I would be part of the Church’s Leadership and that my children would be part of the Worship Ministry and that after so many years of anger, depression, regrets, and blame things can feel so great.”
Mary could feel the peace the Lord had brought into her life. At this moment she realized that she was exactly where God wanted her to be.
You see, God will do what ever He has to do to get us to where He wants us, when he wants.