Eight years ago , just 2 weeks before Christmas, I walked around my house with one medium size box packing items you might take in a fire. I collected family photos, baby books for my 3 sons, and anything else I thought they might want. The boys and I were leaving my twelve year marriage, I had lost Hope. I had been in a very verbally and emotionally abusive relationship that would later become physical. I was leaving behind all of my hopes and dreams of large family gatherings and growing old with somone. My life as I always dreamed it would be was over. I would now begin spending every other Christmas and Thanksgiving alone.
That is until now. This year I sat looking at the eight stockings on my fireplace that represent my new beautiful blended family. I see a picture of a restored life. God loves us so much and is so faithful. When we walk with Him and follow His word He wants to Renew us, Love us, and do exceedingly more than we can ever ask or imagine. God is always at work behind the scenes. Even in our darkest moments have faith that He is orchestrating His very best for you.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we could ever ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us.