As everyone knows, I was raised to believe in God, go to church and pray. I have lived my life doing those things, but quite frankly, pretty much did them by habit. Lately though, there have been a lot of things going on in my life that have been very stressful. I would say a little prayer once in awhile, again, out of habit. But then, things started to turn around and I got to thinking, are my prayers being answered? Is God really listening? The more I thought about it the more I realized that yes, He is listening and answering...and doing it quickly! I have now gotten to the point where I don't let things get me down...no more sleepless nights worrying, I just turn all my problems over to God and let Him have at them! You know the saying "let go and let God"...I am consciously doing that and I have to be honest, it is fantastic. No more do I pray by habit, I talk to God and let him worry for me. Now don't get me wrong, not every problem is solved the way I think it should be, nor is every problem even solved. I also keep in mind "God helps those who help themselves", I think that is very important. But the major things I worry about are made easier, and I attribute that to God listening and helping me out. It is a good thing.

date October 3, 2008

3 comments to “Got God?”

  1. Deb
    October 3, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    I totally agree with you. Give it to God and He will carry you through it. I have learned that the hard way through all of Anna's health problems. I absolutely know that if it wasn't for God carrying her through all that stuff she would not be doing as well as she is. Things don't always work out the way you want them to, but you can look back on it and see that God's plan was at work.

  1. grandma F
    October 3, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    I am so totally thrilled to hear both of you girls talk about your faith in God. It does my heart good to know at least 2 of my kids have such a strong faith. I could tell you what God has done for me, but I believe you need to experience it yourself to really build your own faith. God DOES work in strange ways, but some people fail to see his goodness.

  1. pamela
    October 3, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Both Gary and I have been sending up prayers for me to figure out what do do about my job. I asked for God to decide what I should do and I figured if I was offered another job then that is what he wanted. Today our prayers were answered I am staying put. For some reason I am supposed to stay at this job. I don't know why but I feel that God wants me here. They say God doesn't give you more than you can handle but at times you wonder. I know God was there with me many times when I was living in Ida Grove we will just say I should be dead but I guess he didn't want me yet. If things didn't work out the way you want them to it is because God has other plans for you. I took time off from church but now have been back for a few years. We had a really wonderful minister at the Methodist church that you could really talk to and he explained a lot of things and we had really good talks.

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