Written By ~ Sister Mares?
What lead me back to Jesus… You see I was in a dark, dark place without hope.
I had lost my life work, or so I thought it was, to try and foster and adopt as many children as the Lord allowed.
Blood clots in lungs struck me down and then the diagnosis of cancer.
My husband was away in the war and the bank was calling to tell me I was going to lose the house.
Because I was a loser, that everything I did to try and keep the house was in vain and that I failed again.
And then something amazing happened.
I don’t believe in coincidences.
An old friend, who I hadn’t talked to in over 25 years, showed up in my life and asked me to do this one thing…
To Count my blessings not my sorrows.
My reply was this, I have nothing to be grateful for, I was having a “Job moment” in my life.
Then the man called, “G” said this… “There is always something to be grateful for and to thank God for…”
That was it!
That thing was the thing that lead me back to HIM.
Its been a journey and I am not done yet, because I am still here, still learning and still making mistakes. I’m learning to trust God above all and be grateful for all the little things in my life, even when the storms come and tear off … to tear away some aspects of my life which are not ordained by God. Its those little things that get us, through losing the bigger ones which cause us to find out, we really truly needed to close the chapter of the book in that area of our life.
And when loss comes, a loss of a loved one or friend, we can look back and count our blessings with them not our sorrows.