thankful 1But You placed the son of man just beneath God and honored him like royalty, crowning him with glory and honor.
Psalm 8:5 *

“God bestowed on man a measure of His own glory. In some refracted way we each possess His image.
But the effect of sin is to so mar and tarnish God’s image in us that we hardly recognize its presence. The effect of evil on a good creation is always one of undoing it”.

As I read this passage from “Living In The Light Of Eternity” by Paul and Stacy Rinehart I realized how true this is.
How the enemy is constantly working to undo what God intends for our good, attempting to turn the gifts He has given us into idols that we worship, convince us that God is not good after all that if He does exist He does not care….
It is easy in this all out assault to lose sight of God’s goodness, the battles that are won, the evil that is being defeated, the lives that are being changed. Darkness turned into light, defeat turned in to victory. Chains of bondage and addiction that are broken…

With that in mind I thought it would be good to share testimonies of what God is doing. Of His amazing grace, power and love for those who have been or are going through battles, storms and trails.
These testimonies are real. My hope is that they will encourage you and give you strength for the journey!
Thank You, God, for being my anchor of hope. For being there for me when I was stuck in a dark pit of despair. Thank you, Lord, for giving me the strength to keep walking even when I wanted to die. You saved my life, You gave me ever lasting hope!!! You are my saving grace!!! I praise Your mighty name!!!praise 1

I had a miscarriage just found out yesterday, I can’t sleep but I am reminded me that Jesus is enough for me.

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I’m not who I used to be. . . To God be the glory.

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We are sons and daughters who sometimes don’t KNOW we are; we still consider ourselves prisoners. thank God He’s redeemed us.

Father, thank you for prayers answered. After 37 years of drug addiction, I am totally sober 114 days today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Life is so much better SOBER!!!!!

I’ve been set free! I’m not who I used to be… My redeemer lives – AMEN! Praise to God!

So, while your stuck in sinning, stop condemning yourself, stop the shame, stop the guilt… Stop stop stop……. Rest at HIS throne!!!

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God delivered me from my cutting addiction and healed my emptiness and pain. He broke my chains and allowed me to no longer be a prisoner of my suffering. He literally saved from myself.

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I thank and praise God for helping me each day. I know that without Him I would surely fail. I thank and praise God for His Wonderful Grace shown upon me and my family. praise 19I just want to thank God for taking the pain away!!

I am so thankful to God and he gets all the glory! He has healed my body from terrible migraines and from a mental illness called schizophrenia.

I praise God for never leaving me through my long time of darkness and evil. His grace, forgiveness, favor and protection is humbling (Psalm 23:4; Hebrews 13:5-6). Praise God!

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I thank and praise God for His unwavering faithfulness in caring for and providing for me and my family.

I am a man who has been delivered by God from a hardcore addiction to pornography and habitual sexual sin. To God be the glory!

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Thank you Lord for hearing my prayers for my sister as she is now getting help and is sober

“I am thankful to God for changing me and for His patience with my continuous straying and complaining, yet He has never given up on me..

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I am thankful God that you did not give up on us all. Hebrews 13:5 ‘He will not leave us or forsake us’.”

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I also thank you everyday just for being with me every step of my life! I can count on Him for strength in every situation and every temptation Satan throws at me. Thank you God, my wonderful father and dearest friend!!”

God I thank you that you take care of Your sheep, when one is lost He will search for the lost one.”

Thank you, Father, for drawing me out of the kingdom of darkness and into the Kingdom of Light through Your Holy Spirit! You have made me Yours forever!”

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I praise the Lord for the great things He has done for me, for delivering me from homosexuality. For His compassion towards me, for His mercy and patience, and for His marvelous power to save even me from my life of sin!
I thank you God for giving me another day, another unused opportunity to do it right.

Thank you God for restoring my marriage…

Thank you God for making me who you want me to be..

Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Philippians 1:3


“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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4 Responses to Thankful

  1. taris19 says:

    Amen..! I like this. All the different testimonies…More people should share theirs and be healed from it. I just wrote a post not that long ago about Sharing Testimonies….Did you read that one?

  2. amblingsaint says:

    Reblogged this on Ambling Saint and commented:
    God is saving people even today through Jesus…

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