Thanking God for the trials

I am truly deeply thankful for Jesus saving my soul and making me whole.I have some infirmities both physical and mental.  I have had two hospitalizations.

When I was 37 years old my husband Shawn and took a leap of faith and moved from New York to North Carolina. The economy went bad and sour, My husband was out of work for 6 months and I was out of work 3 years. At the time we were in a studio apt with cokaraoches in an unsafe nieghborhood, I had to be hospitalized for physical and mental reasons.

At one point myself and a family member were in crisis, it was a very scary time.

Many may wonder what is so great about this? It is in the trials that I found true peace in Jesus John 14:27 and I received the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the first time in my life I am stable and strong. My husband and I live in a beatuiful one bedroom apartment I have my bedroom not just for intamacy but as a prayer closet to pray for everyone including my enemies. We are now debt free and I found a peace in the Lord that I never dreamed possible.

My husband and I are closer than ever, We have deovotions at dinner and are in counseling with a very special pastor at our church who has the gift of mercy like we both do. I am blessed and highly favored Psalm 20:4,5 and I have learned to be mature, complete and not lacking anything James 1:4,5.

We can even laugh about our trials that did not seem funny at the time and we will be (Shawn and I) will be working with people in our church with speical needs. I have bi-polar disorders and other issues and my husband has a form of autisim called aspergers syndrome and is learning disabled as I am as well.

If I could encourage anyone with anything I would say God loves you enough to want to see you change and grow trials and changes are never easy, but thier is always someone that is less fortunate than me.

I read the book one thousand gifts and I would reccomend it to all I know. I have learned eurhristo to give thanks in all things 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and Phillipians 4:4

Thank you for the privlidge of letting me post and God bless you

Mrs Jennifer McCraw




By: Jennifer McCraw

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