God, Is By Your Side

Joshua 1:5, “No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.”

The simple truth that God is always with us allows us to keep persevering day by day. When He is on our side, who can stand against us? We all face numerous obstacles, but His love and strength carry us through. It’s difficult because we don’t always understand why things happen or what is happening, but we know He is directing our steps as we trust Him. He will somehow make a way and cause all things to work out for our good because we love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

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I have been in awe at God’s perfect timing in my life. First, going all the way back to when I left Florida, in November 2019, and about two months later, the pandemic started. But He allowed me to relocate here to Virginia and start working in February 2020, just in time plus I was able to be closer to my mom and help her out. Second, He lead me to start graduate school in May 2020 and now I just completed my program a week ago, this was the perfect time to finish up school so I can have extra time to focus on other things. Third, this past April, the Lord blessed me with a new home and He allowed it to be in the perfect location. My goal is to turn the house into a rental one day, and help someone else have an affordable home. Fourth, in June, I ended up with two blood clots but God allowed them to be treated before further damage could occur. Plus my daughter returned home from Spain, a week later, which was perfect timing so she could help me and my mom, who has had many health challenges, over the last couple of years especially. Fifth, just this past week, I had a medical procedure done which I am currently recuperating from. And prayerfully it will bring me much relief from an issue I have had for awhile. And lastly, I am also thankful that my daughter just landed a new job after being back in the states less than two months.

Through all of these things, God has remained faithful. He has never left my side and I pray you remember that He will never leave yours. As we endure the trials of this life, our faith gets stronger and we come to better understand who God is and how He works. When He is on our side, who can stand against us?

35 thoughts on “God, Is By Your Side

  1. Wow, you’ve had a lot of changes in the past couple of years. But it’s amazing to see how God was with you through it all. Congrats on your degree and your home. Sending prayers for your medical concerns and your Mom’s as well. May we remember that God is always with us. That makes a world of difference in everything we face! 🦋

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  2. Dawn, reading all the ways God’s timing and provision through your move, the pandemic and health concerns is truly amazing. Yes, we go through trials but he is always with us. So glad to hear that your daughter is with you now and has got work already. Praise God. May the Lord’s hand be upon your mom’s health concerns.

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  3. What an awesome testimony about the awesome God we serve. First, I want to offer my congratulations 🎊 on completion of your study. Second, I want to express how happy I am for you that your daughter is now back in the state working and is closer to you. I can just imagine how thrilled you are. I pray that the Lord will continue His healing work in both you and your mom’s life and that He will strengthen you both daily. Indeed, if God is for us who can be against us? Praise the Lord.

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    1. Thank you Beverley! I am thankful for His blessings. It’s great to be done with school and nice to have my daughter home. She’s been a big help. I appreciate your prayers.

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  4. Thank you for sharing all the trials and obstacles you have faced recently while seeing the goodness of God through it all.

    I like what you said here: “As we endure the trials of this life, our faith gets stronger and we come to better understand who God is and how He works.”

    That’s exactly right! Scripture tells us to rejoice when we go through various trials, knowing that the testing of our faith produces perseverance. Blessings!

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    1. You’re welcome. Thank you for your encouragement! And thank you for sharing those verses. God is always working on our behalf. Blessings to you also!

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  5. “Count your blessings/Name them one by one”. It hasn’t been easy, I’m sure but practicing being aware of His presence changes things. Bless you and yours

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  6. “Count your blessings. Name them one by one”. I’m sure that it hasn’t been easy but God! When we practice being aware of His presence it changes our perspective and brings peace. God bless you and yours

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