Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
We all have things that we are thankful for; family, friends, health, home, and food to eat. But is this all? I have questioned what I am thankful for during times of life that seem hopeless. The truly hopeless times can leave us trying to grasp at what we are truly thankful for.
In the last part of 2018, I had gone into business with someone it didn’t turn out well. I felt so betrayed it was only two months and I had invested almost $10,000.00. It was someone that my husband and I had trusted. I turned to God to help me through it. There were times that I wanted to confront her and take out some sort of revenge. But I would pray about and say God I am not going there please help me. I am thankful to the Lord that he was looking out for me. The business lasted such a short time it was a blessing that we were not in business longer.
I was anxious about the debt that I had to pay back but I was trusting the Lord. A management position was open at my job and was offered it. It allowed me to finally see some light at the end of the tunnel on the debt. Then right before Christmas, I was told that my position was being eliminated on the first of the year. Again, I was thankful to the Lord. I felt this position was taking me away from my relationship with God.
Again, I was thankful to the Lord as they are letting me go back to the position that I had before. I am continually amazed at how God works things out. It is in His time not ours. This is not the end of prayers answered and good things happening.
I am possibly given an opportunity to see my dream of having a Bakery again. A Gift shop opened in our little town and they are interested in leasing part of it to me to open a bakery again. Its in the future and I feel that God is making it happen that way so everything will be in place and I will know it is the right thing.
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
There are so many more things I am thankful for every day. I am thankful for my husband, our health, our home, my new life. I am thankful that my children and grandchildren are happy and healthy. I am thankful that I have food to eat, great friends, my job.
God is still in control and his goodness abounds.
A Little More About Tina
My name is Justina (Tina) I live in Oklahoma with my husband “Lynn” two dogs “Skier and Luke” and a cat named Ted. I have four children, two boys and two girls, “Amanda, Mathew, Rachel, and Seth” two grand-children Madelyn and Cannon.
I feel like I have a perfect life now, but it was not always that way. I lived in an abusive and dysfunctional family. I am a Jesus-loving transformed person now, and I am thankful that the Lord looked over me and took me away from that.
A year ago, after much thought I decided to start a blog, I have no clue what it entailed or how to do it. I dove in and had to take a break due to taking a different job. When my job ended the first of the year I was relieved and so glad to be able to start writing and reading the bible again.
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