Image by mlibrarianus via FlickrI have never really been an optimist. I try to be, but its hard. I guess I rather expect the worst so just in case, I won't be let down. I often feel forgotten, nonexistent, going through the motions. The holidays are just a reminder of how bad it can get. I hate the holidays. I know, that is very blunt. I wasn't always this way. But it was usually around the holidays that we would get the news about my dad's cancer. Kind of puts a damper on things. I get really scared when this time of year comes around. Waiting for bad news.
But this years was different. After months of appointments my dad is cancer free :) That is one obstacle out of the way. The holiday expenses that usually leave us dry, didn't dry up this year. Just when I think that God has forgotten me, He opens the floodgates. This year I have felt it more than ever. His forgiveness, His mercy, His love has literally consumed me. This year I have truly been blessed. This year I couldn't possibly ask for more.
Never underestimate God's ability to open the floodgates, at any given time. Usually when you least expect it and when you feel least deserving of it.
Happy Holidays and God Bless!!!!
Malachi 3:10 (NIV, ©2010) 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.