I’ve been blessed abundantly in every aspect of my life. I have a large, loving extended family, a long list of friends, a much shorter list of close friends, two smart, handsome, and talented sons, and a good-looking, hard-working, adoring husband. I live in a beautiful home outside a small town located in a country where I have freedoms and financial security that many in this world only dare to dream of.
What I do believe strongly is that even in those times we don’t receive God’s blessing, we still have God’s presence. Those who have lost their lives in tragic accidents, those who are struggling financially, those who are battling disease - none of them have to go through it alone. God is still with them. Take the story of Job in the Old Testament. Satan told God that of course Job would worship Him, because God had never allowed anything bad to happen to Job and had blessed him beyond his imagination. So God allowed Satan to take everything away from Job, and although Job wavered a bit in his faith, he still knew that God was with him. Even in the midst of great and tragic loss, Job still worshipped God.