Testimony...God Has Been...

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Didymous

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...so good to me. I hear or read the testimonies of the things that made people turn away from God, and I realize that I already went through most of them-before I was born again. I've helped bury over 200 family members and friends since I was old enough to use a shovel. I've lost three women that I truly loved, one who I thought was my soul mate(for some amazing events we shared)whatever that means. My daughter Maddy's mother(Shawn)and I lost a child.
I've been in dozens of car wrecks, yet never suffered serious injury in any of them. Although people have tried to murder me many times over the years(even when I was a child)I'm still here, and never suffered major injury. I have many scars, yes, but the most serious one were emotional and mental scars, and God has given me great healing for all of them. Why was He so merciful to me, a worthless, useless sinner? I have no idea. So many Christians I've met have been severely hurt, or suffer from terrible illnesses or afflictions. I only know I'm so grateful for his longsuffering, lovingkindness, and tender mercies. I certainly don't deserve them.
All I can do is give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his Mercy endures forever.
 

NoNameMcgee

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...so good to me. I hear or read the testimonies of the things that made people turn away from God, and I realize that I already went through most of them-before I was born again. I've helped bury over 200 family members and friends since I was old enough to use a shovel. I've lost three women that I truly loved, one who I thought was my soul mate(for some amazing events we shared)whatever that means. My daughter Maddy's mother(Shawn)and I lost a child.
I've been in dozens of car wrecks, yet never suffered serious injury in any of them. Although people have tried to murder me many times over the years(even when I was a child)I'm still here, and never suffered major injury. I have many scars, yes, but the most serious one were emotional and mental scars, and God has given me great healing for all of them. Why was He so merciful to me, a worthless, useless sinner? I have no idea. So many Christians I've met have been severely hurt, or suffer from terrible illnesses or afflictions. I only know I'm so grateful for his longsuffering, lovingkindness, and tender mercies. I certainly don't deserve them.
All I can do is give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his Mercy endures forever.
because He is wonderful
because He loves you.... with a perfect love
;)


i can really relate to this post


thank you brother

may our Father in heaven continue to bless you



(i would like to add.... to anyone facing trials right now .... God can use these to work patience and DEEP rooted lessons in us.... our brother here is showing a lovely example of how these hard lessons can shape a "useless sinner" into a meek spirit that gives thanks and seeks to glorify Gods name while he is still here on earth)
 

Didymous

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Thank you for your input, brother. I understand the why today, but it still amazes me. He gives me tears of joy so often.
 

Christian71

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May 21, 2017
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...so good to me. I hear or read the testimonies of the things that made people turn away from God, and I realize that I already went through most of them-before I was born again. I've helped bury over 200 family members and friends since I was old enough to use a shovel. I've lost three women that I truly loved, one who I thought was my soul mate(for some amazing events we shared)whatever that means. My daughter Maddy's mother(Shawn)and I lost a child.
I've been in dozens of car wrecks, yet never suffered serious injury in any of them. Although people have tried to murder me many times over the years(even when I was a child)I'm still here, and never suffered major injury. I have many scars, yes, but the most serious one were emotional and mental scars, and God has given me great healing for all of them. Why was He so merciful to me, a worthless, useless sinner? I have no idea. So many Christians I've met have been severely hurt, or suffer from terrible illnesses or afflictions. I only know I'm so grateful for his longsuffering, lovingkindness, and tender mercies. I certainly don't deserve them.
All I can do is give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his Mercy endures forever.
Reminds me of a song I often led in church... Mixtures Of Joy And Sorrow... Brother Glen:)

Mixtures of joy and sorrow I daily do pass through,
Sometimes I'm in the valley--then sinking down with woe;
Sometimes I am exalted--on eagles' wings I fly;
Rising above Mount Pisgah, I almost reach the sky.

Sometimes my hope is little--I almost lay it by;
Sometimes it is sufficent if I were called to die;
Sometimes I am in doubting, and think I have no grace;
Sometimes I am a shouting and Bethel is the place.

Sometimes I shun the Christian, for fear he'll talk to me;
Sometimes he is the neighbor I long most to see;
Sometimes we meet together--in seasons dry and dull;
Sometimes I find a blessing of joy that fills my soul.

Sometimes I read my Bible--its seems a sealed book;
Sometimes I find a blessing whereever I do look.
Sometimes I got to meeting, and wise I'd staid at home;
Sometimes I find my Jesus, and then I'm glad I come.

O how I am thus tossed--thus tossed to and fro!
How are my hopes thus crossed wherever I do go!
O Lord, thou never changes--it is because I stray;
Lord, guide me by Spirit, and keep me in the way.
 

Didymous

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Feb 22, 2018
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Thanks for sharing, Christian. That's a wonderful song!
 

Mel85

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Mar 28, 2018
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...so good to me. I hear or read the testimonies of the things that made people turn away from God, and I realize that I already went through most of them-before I was born again. I've helped bury over 200 family members and friends since I was old enough to use a shovel. I've lost three women that I truly loved, one who I thought was my soul mate(for some amazing events we shared)whatever that means. My daughter Maddy's mother(Shawn)and I lost a child.
I've been in dozens of car wrecks, yet never suffered serious injury in any of them. Although people have tried to murder me many times over the years(even when I was a child)I'm still here, and never suffered major injury. I have many scars, yes, but the most serious one were emotional and mental scars, and God has given me great healing for all of them. Why was He so merciful to me, a worthless, useless sinner? I have no idea. So many Christians I've met have been severely hurt, or suffer from terrible illnesses or afflictions. I only know I'm so grateful for his longsuffering, lovingkindness, and tender mercies. I certainly don't deserve them.
All I can do is give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his Mercy endures forever.
I read this before but I forgot to comment lol powerful testimony bro! Very encouraging to read. You are certainly blessed and loved!! ❤️
 

oldethennew

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Feb 28, 2016
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...so good to me. I hear or read the testimonies of the things that made people turn away from God, and I realize that I already went through most of them-before I was born again. I've helped bury over 200 family members and friends since I was old enough to use a shovel. I've lost three women that I truly loved, one who I thought was my soul mate(for some amazing events we shared)whatever that means. My daughter Maddy's mother(Shawn)and I lost a child.
I've been in dozens of car wrecks, yet never suffered serious injury in any of them. Although people have tried to murder me many times over the years(even when I was a child)I'm still here, and never suffered major injury. I have many scars, yes, but the most serious one were emotional and mental scars, and God has given me great healing for all of them. Why was He so merciful to me, a worthless, useless sinner? I have no idea. So many Christians I've met have been severely hurt, or suffer from terrible illnesses or afflictions. I only know I'm so grateful for his longsuffering, lovingkindness, and tender mercies. I certainly don't deserve them.
All I can do is give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his Mercy endures forever.
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thank you for such intimate sharing, we see you and hear you Brother -
God is Good...
 

Didymous

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Feb 22, 2018
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thank you for such intimate sharing, we see you and hear you Brother -
God is Good...
Yes, God is good all the time!
 

Edwin3

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Apr 30, 2018
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Thanks for sharing this encouraging testimony! I can testify to the same sort of journey. At the time I was going through everything, it seemed that God didn’t care and that He had abandoned me. Now I see that He “brought me out into a broad place. He rescued me because He was pleased with me and delighted in me.”
 

Christian71

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May 21, 2017
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Thanks for sharing this encouraging testimony! I can testify to the same sort of journey. At the time I was going through everything, it seemed that God didn’t care and that He had abandoned me. Now I see that He “brought me out into a broad place. He rescued me because He was pleased with me and delighted in me.”
I have been trying to walk with the Lord over 50 years and I'm not saying that to brag but to emphasize a point... In all that time he has never left me and he has never left any of love bought grace wrought children, and when thoughts like that creep into my head I always remember this poem... One of my favorites and maybe one of yours too... Brother Glen:)

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.

I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."
He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."
 

Didymous

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Feb 22, 2018
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I have been trying to walk with the Lord over 50 years and I'm not saying that to brag but to emphasize a point... In all that time he has never left me and he has never left any of love bought grace wrought children, and when thoughts like that creep into my head I always remember this poem... One of my favorites and maybe one of yours too... Brother Glen:)

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.

I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."
He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."
That's a nice one. I also like 'The Hound of Heaven," by Francis Thompson.
 

Edwin3

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Apr 30, 2018
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Thanks @Christian71! That's good poem.