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.
To submit your own hug, send it in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To comment on someone else’s hug, click on LEAVE A COMMENT (at the bottom of the post you are commenting on).
I had to add my hug to this list . Recently I adopted a puppy from a rescue and was sitting on my porch with him enjoying the warm evening when he suddenly darted off my lap and went tearing across the street and across a field after whatever he must have decided needed chasing. It was dark and I’m disabled and was terrified. I prayed for God’s protection over him and started out walking and calling. It was difficult to see but as I approached a streetlight a block away, I saw a little girl coming toward me with my puppy in her arms. She caught him on the run and was bringing him back to me . “I know where he lives ‘ cause I saw you playing with him the other day when I rode my bike past your house” she said. God bless her heart. Something really bad could have happened and some would call it lucky that I got him back safely . I know better. That was a hug from above for sure and I am so thankful.
Shelly G. Texas,OH
This may not seem like much to most readers but it was a huge hug for me. My hair is unruly and grows fast and it took me years to find a stylist who could tame and manage it. Then one day she was gone and no one would tell me how to find her or call her with my number. Others at that shop simply didn’t have her talent so I went to another location of the same chain. Before I went in I prayed for God to connect me with someone who knows what they are doing. When I walked in, there she was! Thank You Lord for that awesome personal hug!
Message from Sally in Fort Wayne . …thank you Sally for contributing…..
“I recently lost my best friend and confident in a tragic car accident. I was very distraught and depressed and when I came across your site I prayed that I might find some comfort in a hug from God too. That very night I dreamed of my friend sitting on a picnic table in a field of beautiful wildflowers which she loved and she smiled at me! I woke up with a wonderful warm feeling of peace. People can analyze that to mean anything they want but I know that was a hug from above!”
Carol N. from Ann Arbor MI writes :
“I accidently came across this site and found myself inspired and eager to share. One day about a month ago I took my dog for a walk and came across a keyring . It had 2 keys on it and the ring had an unusual insignia on it like a crest of some sort. I put an ad the paper indicating where I found them and 2 days after the ad appeared the paper called me to inform me there was a response and gave me the number of the respondent . I called it and what a “hug” I received when the owner of the keys turned out to be my own cousin that I hadn’t seen for years! He said he lost the keys while jogging . When he came to get them we had a wonderful catch up visit and promised to keep in touch. I love getting surprise little “hugs” like that ! “
JF from Livonia MI. writes:
My Social Security check was seriously depleted but I needed something to give my grandkids for their Easter baskets. As I walked across the Dollar Store parking lot, I saw an unscratched lottery ticket that had blown up against a fence. I retrieved it and it was a 50 dollar winner . Thanking God, I went to cash it. I spent half for Easter baskets for the kiddies and gave the other half to a homeless veteran that was standing on the street corner. That was a great feeling. It was a great day!
A sunny and warm, beautiful November day! A much appreciated hug from our Awesome Creator! 🌞
Ten years ago I rescued a litter of kittens from a shed in my yard. The mom of this litter had 5 more kittens before I finally got her in and had her fixed. By then she had a respiratory infection and was very sick but she survived and became a loving and grateful pet who became one of my most favorites. I recently lost her to a mammory tumor and it was very hard to say goodbye to her. I prayed as always that God would have her with Him and I prayed for trust that she was fine and asked for a sign. Late in the evening on the day of her death, I turned my phone on to catch up my yahtzee games and there was a request there . An invitation to play from a girl whose player name was Angel.
A lady in Colorado writes that she and her family wanted to go on their church’s retreat in the wilderness, next to nature, close to God. Unfortunately , their family’s tight budget wouldn’t allow it. Neverless they prayed that somehow they’d be able to go. A week later they got a call from a young man answering an ad they had placed so long ago they had forgotten about it. It was for some tools that they still had. They asked the young man how he ever even saw this ad. He answered that he was sitting on a park bench and a scrap of newspaper blew near him and he picked it up and read the ad. He was sure the tools would be gone but took a chance and called anyway. The sale was made and this wonderful lady knew it was no coincidence that the sale was the exact total they needed for the retreat.
Six years ago I lost one of my best friends, my pet Pomeranian, Skipper. The pain of seperation and loss was tremendous and, as always , I prayed he was safe in heaven. As an act of kindness, my grandkids and their mom brought me a scrawny little lilac tree and planted it in my yard in honor of my little buddy and called it “the Skipper tree”. I so appreciated this act of empathy that I didn’t tell them the spot they picked for the tree was a place where nothing that was ever planted there lived. To my surprise that little tree not only lived but flourished and every spring when it blooms I praise God and thank Him for letting me feel that my Skipper is alive and well with Him.
The sweet smell of fresh air
The warmth of the sun on my face
Songs from the birds everywhere
Frolicking squirrels giving chase….
Thank You Father for these hugs.