Every day we are blessed countless times. We often overlook the Source of the good things that happen to us and chalk it up to good fortune or “lucky breaks”. Although I have always known that all good things come from God, I have often neglected to give Him the credit. Now, after having experienced a life changing decision, I have become more aware of His personal attention and recognize each and every blessing and their unbelievable timing. I call them hugs from God and began this website in order to share them and have a place where others can share their “hugs”.
After 20 years in a dead-end job I felt that I couldn’t stay there another second, so I decided to leave. While the awesome indescribable relief of simply walking out that door was overwhelming, I worried that I might not be doing what God wanted me to do. I was old enough to retire and had “put in my time”, as it were, but the economy was bad and it was scary to lose the paycheck. I took all of it to God and asked Him to let me know He was standing by me in this decision. I imagined feeling His arms around me and instantly felt calmer. I sensed the warmth of His love and approval flowing into my very being. Then the blessings (hugs) began.
Four months later I found that I had become very frugal and was a much better money manager. When bills came due, God directed situations that supplied whatever was needed, and He provided unexpected help from various sources and persons. Every day now I am aware of and very greatful for the many hugs I receive……………All things work together for the good to those who love God (Romans 8:28)
Please share your experiences with your own Hugs from God for others to appreciate. Thanks, Kat. firstname.lastname@example.org
“People have to forgive. We don’t have to like them. We don’t have to be friends with them. We don’t have to send them hearts in text messages, but we have to forgive them. To overlook and to forget. Because if we don’t, we are tying rocks to our feet…too much for our wings to carry.”
C. Joybell C.
PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME……..Thank you Lord for Your AWESOME sacrifice.
He suffered this
To make it possible for us to share His Glory
Injustices are hard to bear
They make us want to fight
But God knows what we’re going through
In time He’ll make things right
Said the robin to the sparrow,
I should really like to know,
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so.
Said the sparrow to the robin,
Friend, I think that it must be,
That they have no heavenly
Such as cares for you and me.
Five years ago a mother cat had a feral litter of kittens in my garage. After a very long time and many attempts to capture them, we finally had them and got them neutered and spade . They were presumably happy but one day a few weeks ago, the two smallest females escaped through a window that was left open. They ran. For three weeks they would be seen hiding in the bushes and would even come up on the porch to be fed but would not come back in. W e tried every trick to no avail. They were wet and cold and scared and hungry but wouldn’t come in. The weatherman said there was a chance of frost. I had asked God to protect them from predators and a multitude of other dangers, but now I was begging Him to let this be the night they would finally decide to come in where it was safe and warm and nothing would harm them. They were meowing from the bushes for food and I hunkered down in the doorway and called them for about the millionth time and they came up to me. One of them let me pet her and I was able to pick her up and bring her in, My daughter was able to convince the other cat that she was coming in too. At first they were very scared but they quickly remembered their surroundings and were very happy and content to be back. I was very grateful to God and thanked Him profusely. From this experience with my feline version of the wanderers, I now have a deeper respect for what the Prodigal son’s dad was feeling. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. KAT
One of my favorite authors is Billy Graham and while reading a devotional he wrote, I found a valuable excerpt I’d like to share.
Mr. Graham said we should have an “attitude of gratitude.” He says we may have a hundred good things to be thankful for, but let one bad thing happen, and it’s all we think about. We should have the attitude of Matthew Henry who wrote in his diary on the day he was mugged:
“Let me be thankful first because I was never robbed before; second, although they took my purse, they did not take my life; third because although they took it all, it wasn’t much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed and not I who robbed.”
A lady shares that she was concerned about her approaching birthdate when she would have to renew her driver’s license. She fretted about it for weeks worrying that she would fail the eye test as her vision was fuzzy when reading street signs. Not bad enough to be a danger, but, she was afraid if she failed the eye test she would be denied her license until she got glasses. She prayed and prayed that she would pass. When the day came, her birthday, she was a nervous wreck going into the DMV. After her picture was taken, they printed it, handed her new license to her and told her to enjoy her day. Either the eye machine was out of order, or, the clerk simply forgot. In any case, after she left the license bureau, the lady thanked God profusely for His special birthday present to her.
Heavenly Father, please bless and strengthen the survivors of natural disasters; fires and floods, plane crashes, train and bus wrecks, and all other disasters and random acts of violence. Please comfort the families of the victims and protect the mental well-being of the rescue/clean up teams. We pray fervently that all the victims, both human and otherwise, are now safely with You where they will never have to experience pain or fear again, but, will rejoice in Your Glory forever. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.