Through all of life’s ups and downs there has been one thing that I could count on and knew would never fail me.  That one thing is my God! In fact, he is the only reason that I made it through my most difficult storms. He is the reason that I’m still standing and of sound mind because with all that I’ve been through…I could have lost it a long time ago.

There is nothing that compares to the power of God .  He has never failed me and despite all of my wrong doings he still shows me grace, mercy and favor.  In my darkest hour, even when I don’t have the right words to pray, he still knows my heart and provides my every need.  God is good all the time, all the time God is good.

I have struggled many days in my lifetime and only those closest to me know all of what I’ve been through.  Being a single mother for so many years came with a great deal of sacrifices. There were nights I went to bed without dinner so that my children could have seconds.  There were countless times that bills were behind because I had to provide the needs of my children. I remember a time that my daughter told me she always thought we were rich because they had everything they needed and most of what they wanted. I told her…that was God!

There were many nights that I laid in bed feeling helpless, crying to God, not asking for anything outrageous.  Simply asking him to supply all of our needs and provide me the resources to continue to take care of my children on my own.  My God always showed up and showed out because even though I went without a lot, my kids didn’t have to.

God is good all the time, all the time God is good.  I not only praise him in the midst of the storm but also during my happiest of times too.  I start and end each day by thanking him for all that he continues to do in my life. Even throughout my day little things may happen and I look up and say, “God I know that was you and I thank you!”   Never stop praying and never lose hope because he may not come when you call him but he is always right on time.

Psalms 23:4

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”