4.28.2010

Women Of Faith: a miracle every day...

 Well, I never post twice in one day (I think I might have once before...) but when I saw the Women of Faith blog hop on facebook ... and then my BFF joined in with her beautiful post - I knew I wanted to participate!! The topic is miracles, and they want to know if I've ever experienced any.

The answer is a solid yes. But, not the kind most people consider. If you click the link to "My Story" above, you'll read about numerous trials the Lord has seen fit to bring into my life. The miracle in all of them isn't what happened on the outside ... but on the inside... my heart.

I don't know why but God chose me to experience the joy of pregnancy followed by the crushing blow of loss... twice.  We've dealt with infertility for nearly 5 years. We don't have a miracle baby story. I've never been in labor & delivery and held my newborn for the first time. BUT I still have a miracle: I never lost my faith in the One whose held me through it all. I've never had to walk a single day without Him. He wrapped His arms around me and lovingly healed my heart.

I don't live each day in perfect health. I suffer from chronic illness that causes a lot of pain, frustration, Dr. appointments, medicines, and occasional surgeries. I don't have a miracle story of healing. I haven't had the joy of sitting in the doctor office hearing the words that I'm finally well. BUT I still have a miracle: God never leaves me. He lifts me in His arms each day. He sits with me at each appointment and comforts me when I hurt.

My miracles happen every day. They happen when I wake up each morning and can smile. They happen when I can lift my heart in worship to the One who orders my steps. On my own I am a self seeking person. I want my own plans to succeed. But, with God in me I can surrender my will to his. That's a miracle! It's the miracle of TRUST... HOPE... and FAITH



"But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, 'You are my God'"
Psalm 31:14
©2009 Living By Faith

20 comments:

Renee said...

What a beautiful testament to God's love. :-) You are a Blessed woman. Much love!

Jim and April said...

oh friend, your heart is my heart! The miscarriages, the illness etc. BUT the wonderful miracle part of His unfailing love is also part of my story! I felt like your words came from my heart! THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS! What an awesome God we have!

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movefearlessly said...

your story is wonderful! this testimony is exactly the kind of miracle that's hard to see; your strength, resilience, and faith are beautiful examples of the blessings of God's love. thanks for sharing, and i pray that you someday experience the joy of motherhood. {{hugs}}

Heather said...

What a great miracle that is! I'm glad I get to be the best friend to such a great person! Lu you soooo much!

klarsen said...

Beautiful and true! xxx

Daenel said...

We are not promised tomorrow, so each breath that we take is a miracle...Hugs to you.

Anne said...

What an amazing story and testimony. I was so moved by your post. I will keep you in my prayers!! He is faithful.

Thanks for stopping by my blog... and I'm following you! Hope we can be friends :)

My Open Book www.dahlhauser.blogspot.com

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

this is truly beautiful, lauren! the Lord has certainly done miraculous things in your heart. you've dealt with so many trials but your lips continue to praise Him and it's bringing Him so much glory! i love your heart! - thank you for sharing it.

Kelly said...

What a blessing your story is, Lauren! Thank you so much for sharing it!

D and A said...

Your post is so heartfelt and honest. It gave me the chills. It is good to be reminded how good God is to us in all things.

I am enjoying getting to know you through your blog!

Blessings,
Amy

2003beachbunch said...

Thanks for stopping by Lauren! I love your blog and your topics. Can't wait to get to know you more!

Kristin said...

Lauren, that was so beautiful!! One of my favorite posts you've done!

Muthering Heights said...

This is such a beautiful post...such a touching testament of God's faithfulness and love for you!

Mom of Many said...

Beautiful post Lauren. Too often we focus on what we don't have rather than focusing on what we do have. When we have God on our side, we have everything!

Joyeful said...

Your faith is a miracle! It's beautiful and priceless to our Jesus!

Rach@In His Hands said...

These are precious miracles...trust, hope, and faith because they are ones that will last forever.

Be blessed,
Rach

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I've said it before; it's worth repeating...

I believe the greatest miracle God ever performs on this earth is the miracle of a changed heart. It's one that plays itself out everyday, in small and huge ways, and it is the one "manifestation" of his grace that matters the most--for all of eternity.

I love the miracle he's performed in my life... nothing short of divine!

peace~elaine

e-Mom said...

Hi Lauren,

I just saw this post in my feed reader... I realize I'm a little late to link up. However, I wanted to share my testimony with you.

The Lord graciously healed me from cervical cancer when I was in my 20s (before kids). I hope you'll take a minute to read it.

Now I have two grown children. God is good! :~D

Blessings, e-Mom @ Chrysalis

Warren Baldwin said...

You have a great blog with a great spiritual and family focus.

I'd like to invite you to do a short guest post in the Favorite Marriage Books blog series I'm doing. You can check it out on Family Fountain to see if you would be interested. Just sent me the title of your favorite book on marriage with a 2 paragraph summary of the book and 1 paragraph about how it was helpful to you or someone you know. You can let me know if you are interested.

Thanks,
wb