God Is My Co-Pilot

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Quite an unusual hub from someone who has written about so many things in the past 2 1/2 years. Tonight however I have came to realize that throughout all of my trials and tribulations that I have experienced, when I have thought that God has given up, I found myself realizing that God has always been my co-pilot. He lets us wander around, turn our back, make mistakes, scream at him, get angry at him and ignore him but in the end he listens to every need that we have. When we feel like we should give up and he is ignoring us he really has been there the entire time. There are many Christians on hub-pages who can quote the Bible but are they really living it? We should not condemn those who do not believe but embrace them and guide them, why are we not listening to God? He would give the desires of our heart if we would just listen instead of thinking we can do it ourselves. All of us know we cannot do any of it alone without a higher power and so begins my story and my experience with why I believe that God has been right by my side the entire time.

January 7,2009 was a day that will not be forgotten and will forever be etched in my memory that day right after New Year's was the day our home foreclosed. My husband had a heart attack earlier in the year, we were struggling financially and had a 30 year fixed with a 3 year-arm which appeared to keep adjusting and ended up spiraling out of control. The economy was plummeting and foreclosures were on the rise, we watched our neighbors lose their homes but did not believe that we would end up losing ours. I was angry at God and did not know if I could ever get through the painstaking heartache of losing a home that we poured so much heart into. If it couldn't get any worse I ended up with a stalker and then my husband in May was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. We ended up staying with friends until we could get back on our feet and our household went from two incomes to one income. No matter what we tried Satan was on our tail feeling like Job, and losing faith I was becoming bitter and angry, "how could God have done this to us?" I asked myself. " What did we do to deserve all of this?" We were giving people always helping at the food banks, taking care of the homeless and certainly not forgetting what we were blessed with, or did we? We started to painstakingly pick up the pieces but I still found myself angry with God. It was complicated for us to even read the Bible and even more complicated to read hubs that pertained to God. I found myself ignoring God's word and listening to him was not what I wished to do. We felt we could do it all by ourselves, we felt lost. Had we lost our faith? It appeared that way but as the months progressed we found ourselves praying for strength, praying for miracles, praying for something good to happen in our lives. It was then that I realized that God was my co-pilot and the only thing he was asking was to come back to him. " Seek and you shall find," "ask and you shall recieve." Those are complicated words when you have lost everything and your husband is ill but without God we would not have made it this far. We used to be able to quote scripture by memory, but quoting it and living it are two different things. We cannot be true Christians unless we are not only understanding it but living it to. We should not be judging others unless we are walking side-by-side, we should listen if we do not understand and should not lash out at another believer or non-believer because we can learn from each other. Must65gt on hubpages has been a blessing not only is he true warrior of God, he is so over-filled with the Love of him he can place your life back into perspective. When our own Minister turned his back he listened, he is truly what a Minister Of God is supposed to be and for that God will continue to bless him abundantly for what he does. We know that no matter what we have done, what storms arise in our lives, no matter how many times we forsake him God will always be our co-pilot. If you feel that he has not been there, he has always been right by your side it is us who sometimes gives up on him.

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FootPrints In The Sand

 

One night I had a dream--
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord
and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints,
one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would walk with me all the way,
but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
"I don't understand why in times when I needed you most,
you should leave me."
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never, never leave you
during your times of trial and suffering.
"When you saw only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."

.Mary Stevenson

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sukhera143 6 years ago from Home

I 100% agree with you.


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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

It's human to feel God has forsaken us in our times of trouble...I'm glad you didn't lose your faith in a higher being. Hang in there AE. :)


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I have had shake ups with my faith in times of difficulty, but at the same time, a part of me has a faith in a Higher Power and that somehow situations will heal or I will have the strength to see it through. As Feline Prophet says, hang in there. I truly believe you will see brigher times as life has a way of balancing our sorrows if we let it. Much love to you, and my prayers are with you for clarity and healing to take place.


mdawson17 6 years ago

I am blessed that I was recognized in this hub however all the praise and glory be given to God almighty!

As a worldly parent wants the best for their children our Spiritual Father wants the best for us!

God has given man the ability to have free will of mind; in that God has also given us the abilty to make our own choices and from time to time others make choices that affect our life; some we have no controll over and end up hurting us and others close to us.

Yes it hurts us deeply and sometimes it feels as if the wounds will never mend.

However God has a way of healing and mending those whom have a broken heart and forgives and convicts those who practiced within the evil deed!

(GREAT IS HIS LOVE)

Often times I am asked; "If their is a God why did this happen to me"? My simple answer to them is this; "Why not you"?

When Jesus Christ was given as the Sacrificial Lamb he did not rebel he humbly and obediently served his calling and purpose.

Sometimes we do understand why we must face the trials in which we are going through however let me remind you:

NO TESTIOMONY IS WITHOUT A TEST!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

That is really a fantastic hub. I agree with you that most christian don't live according to their believe. You wrote this so well. I am overwhelmed. Thank you for writing and sharing. I hope and pray your life will get better.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

sukhera143: Thanks

Feline: I haven't lost it I am a trooper and weathering the storm. :)

VioletSun: I am definitely seeing brighter times the storm is almost over and the sun is peeping through. :)

MDawson: You are so right he does test us and I could not write what I felt without going through the storm. :)

Hello, Hello: It is and will I had to share this with others so that they do not ever give up. You are certainly an avid reader and I sincerely thank you. :)


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Ken R. Abell 6 years ago from ON THE ROAD

Thank you so much for sharing. Life is hard. I actually wrote about that early this morning in a Hub called Bricks & Faith.

What I am learning more & more is the question our gut wants to ask is: "Why God?" But the more helpful question is: "What God? What are trying to teach me?"

Be blessed & encouraged. And know that faith is not the absence of doubt, but rather, faith is learning how to live with all the doubt, fear, frustrations & disapointments of life.


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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

May he take you to his bosom continue caring for you. I am sorry to hear that you've had so much. I know you will be stronger after all of this.

May you continue to live close to the heart of the Savior.

Keep on Hubbing!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Ken R. Abell: We were both on the same page and thank you for the encouragement. :)

Eovery: Thank you and he and will forever be my co-pilot. :)


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Candie V 6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Great Hub, J!! You are never alone - you truly do have the one friend you'll never be without!!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Candie V: Thank you and I am glad that you enjoyed the hub. :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

AEvans,

Nice Hub!

Know that you are not alone! Life can present some interesting challenges. I am so glad that you are drawing closer to the LORD! God is always right there; just waiting for you to reach out to Him!

Please read my hub on "Getting your JOY Back"

Be encouraged! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

DeBorrah K.Ogans: Thank you so much for your support and I will certainly read the hub.:)


EnglishM 6 years ago

Lovely hub. The world throws bad things at us sometimes, and I'm glad to hear that you know the right way to get through it all. 'Seek and you shall find' has been my inspiration for many years.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

EnglishM: I honestly do it amazed me that he had been there all along no matter what I did he was there for me and I hope that others will remember that he is also there for them.:)Thank you for the wondeful comment.:)


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believeinhim 6 years ago

Your article is very touching. Thanks for sharing, God truly cares for us. I thank Him daily for my blessings.

God bless always,

believeinhim


AMA83 6 years ago

Thank you for sharing your trials, AEvans. My own family has undergone some similar difficulties - losing our jobs and home; living with family and friends when there was no where else to go; bearing broken from friends who turned their backs on us. But, years later, we have a new jobs and a home, our wounds are healing, and we are grateful for what we have.

I think sometimes God allows us to have hardships, so we can appreciate the blessings he bestows.

I pray your own trials will have a miracle see you through.


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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

Nice hub! Too many try to out God in a shoe box or attempt to bargain with God. He should not only be resident of our heat and lives but President, not a co-pilot but the pilot.

Robert Ballard


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

beleiveinhim: Thank you for commenting and thank you for the blessing. :)

AMA83" Thank you as well for your prayers and thank you for sharing your story. :)

Putz Ballard: I agree he should be the Pilot and I believe he has truly earned his wings. :)


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

It must have been hard - but with a co-pilot like that beside you, you ALWAYS weather the storm. And yes, it's easier when He is the pilot :)


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tjmatel3 6 years ago from McDonough, GA

Great job! I am glad you stuck it out. God is faithful - "morning by morning new mercies we see..." I pray and believe that the Lord will pull all the pieces together in your lives. Ride on, sister!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Shalini: You are so right. :)

tjmate13: Ahh thank you for the prayers we can take all we can get. Blessings to you too! :)


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jayb23 6 years ago from India

What a beautiful and inspiring hub AE. I could relate to it completely because I myself is going through not so good days because of not so good job. Some days back even I was wondering where has God disappeared and reading this hub makes me realize that God is there, just that HE is testing me. It might be God's decision to make me read this hub(I have logged in HP after a week)and tell me that HE is there and Good times are just around the corner. Thanks for sharing. God Bless and hope u find happiness in all what you do. Cheers :-)



poetlorraine 6 years ago

beautiful hub..... so enjoyable to read....


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

jayb23: Where there is God there is hope and when we think he has turned his back on us, he really hasn't it , we have turned our back on him. We just have to have faith again and he will be there for us. I will pray for you and he will get you through it.

poetlorraine: Thank you!! :)

ewise24: Thanks for the link...:)


mdawson17 6 years ago

God knows that we have emotions! He even allows us to show them and when we express them in a negative way he forgives us!

Even when we get angry with God due to lack of trust and faith he still never leaves us nor forsakes us; he just patiently waits on us with open hands eagerly waiting to embrace us!

Something that many people do not realize is that during our trying times we think God has left us he has not he is seeing us all the way threw our trials.

We are just so busy being indulged in self pity and guilt we just cannot see God's miracles happening before our very own eyes!

Aevans this is one of your better hubs! It is heart felt and very real!

Many people feel the same feeling you have felt yet to many people are afraid to openly admit it fearing religious and spiritual failures !


mtsi1098 6 years ago

AEvans you certainly have had a year...I sincerely hope all is well. I keep a card of footprints at all times as a reminder that no matter what bad luck we have, we are not alone...thanks


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Legacy Wellness 6 years ago from Katy, Texas

Great HUB! 3 John 2 is my heart's desire for you!!!


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Raven King 6 years ago from Cabin Fever

Great hub! Thank you! Many (((HUGS!)))


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

mdawson17: Thank you for the uplifiting comment we all need one of those. :)

mtsi1098: With God all things are possible and it is wonderful that you keep a card as a reminder.

Legacy Wellness: I love that one and thank you for the comment. :)

Raven King: You are so welcome and ((( hugs back))):)


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quicksand 6 years ago

A very interesting hub indeed. I too believe in GOD. Although we have to go through trials, many years after certain events which you think are unfavorable occur, you begin to realize the usefulness of these trials.

Cheers


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

quicksand: You are sincerely correct although we may not understand what he is doind we do have to realize that even though we go through it he will bring us out of the storm. :)


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

Thanks for this Hub; it's quite an encouraging thing and a brave act when you write such. Thanks for mdawson17 for being there as well.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Patty: It is God that lead me in that direction and MDawson certainly had me restore so much faith. Thank you so much for commenting and stopping by. :)


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dejajolie 6 years ago from New Jersey/New York

AE this was an awesome HUB. I like your mention on "Christians quote scripture but are they living it?" While I do not follow a 'religion' I am a believer and have been through my own trials and tribulations, etc. I know my faith has gotten me through many situations and will continue to get me through, as it will you. I think you have found a good community of supporters and as you know there is strenght in numbers. Blessings!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

dejajolie: Thank you so much for the warm comment and we all go through so much but there is light at the end of the tunnel, blessings to you too!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Health Tip: It is all so surreal and sometimes it is complicated we always seem to try ot make it on our own but for someone reason we being human no we cannot. Going back to our beliefs is what really carries us. :)


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JoSmart 6 years ago

I have always taken comfort in the words of Footprints in the Sand and know that when I look back at difficult times of my life that God has been there although at the time I have felt like I am drowning. I suppose we just need to use these past experiences and call on them when we are having any difficult times in the future.

I agree with your comments as well - living a Christian life - not just quoting it! Having compassion and understanding for others - whether they are believers or not and that we can not do it on our own.

God bless you and thank you for sharing.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

JoSmart: It is so hard and all of us find ourselves in the predicament of drowning I certainly do agree and Footprints is one of my all time favorites too. :)


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Hello my friend! What a wonderful HUB! You said it right when you said: "If you feel that he has not been there, he has always been right by your side it is us who sometimes gives up on him. Much love to you AEvans!!! Come visit me when you have a chance. Blessings!!!!!!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

drpastorcarlotta: I certainly will visit your hubs and he has been there all along. :)


mdawson17 6 years ago

God knows I needed to read this right now AEvans!!! I would like to thank you for wrighting such a powerful message that I couls refer back to from time to time when I need to be reminded of God's Grace!!!

We love you down here in San Antonio Texas keep us in your thoughts and prayers!!!!

mdawson17


mdawson17 6 years ago

Thanks for such a great hub and such a great remninder of his love!!

mdawson17


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

mdawson17: That is what it is here for and thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. :)


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aoiffe379 6 years ago

Thanks for an awesome and inspiring reminder. What keeps me going through the difficult times is songs. One particular song reminds me that God is so amazing,"And when I think about His goodness, it makes me want to [stump]stamp!" I plan to use that for exercise eventually so I can really praise God. Another song gets me singing that I am glad to be alive. The hub encouraged me and forced an introspective inspection. Thanks again.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

aoiffe379: Kirk Franklin is one of my all time favorites and the song "Stomp" reminds me of his worthiness, it certainly makes me want to get up and praise him. I also love " I can only imagine." Inspirational and absolutely beautiful! :)


"Quill" 6 years ago

Awesome hub and a true testimony of His faithfulness even as we go through overwheming times.

His promise returns over and over "He will never leave or forsake you...

Thank you AEvans inspiring hub and you have a new fan...

Blessings


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Quill: I believe that God has placed us together at the same time, I was reading yours when you were reading mine. You are so correct he will never forsake us and I am certainly keeping my eye on him.:)


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sheryld30 6 years ago from California

Very moving hub. You have an amazing poetic ability. Soo glad I got the chance to read this. Love it, and would LOVE to see more!~ Thank you soo much for sharing, & opening up like this. :)


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

sheryld30: This is who I am , I believe they call me a life writer and I am who I am and love sharing with others. Thank you for reading it. :)


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dreamer32 6 years ago from Mississippi

I can relate to this article! There are so many people who speak, but they cannot relate to that other person at all. So many people are judgemental in a negative and they have not been an that person's shoes at all. I agree living a christian life, don't talk the talk, let your walk and actions do the talking! I agree in what you have spoken. Sometimes, we do feel at times that God has forsaken us at times, but most judgemental people say don't feel like that! We have feelings like that at times. Sometimes, we do feel like when things are getting worse " where is God when you need him!" Those who cannot relate to that! They always find something destructive to say! Thanks for the good article.


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

In the midst of the battle, it is good you know what to do, and whom to turn! Remember your Spiritual Tools:) Thank you for being so transparent, this is a gift in itself. Blessings, Love and Prayers coming your way:) Hang in there!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

dreamer32: Thank you for the wonderful comment we should always turn the negative to a postive. :)

heart4theword: Being transparent is who I am , I do not like to hide behind rose colored glasses we will certainly hang on with unshakeable faith. :)


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SevDiggity 6 years ago from Hartville, Ohio

Lovely hub, Julianne :) I love your statement that 'we should not be judging others unless we are walking side-by-side'. It is important that we meet each other on the same level, because we all are in this together. No one wants advice/feedback or even charity from someone who thinks they are better than them. Thank you for sharing what you have gone through and encouraging us. I pray that God continues to bless you for seeking Him first and allowing Him to be your Co-Pilot :)

-Ryan


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

SevDiggity: I am so glad that I can share my life with many and I hope I can inspire them to carry on and not give up no matter what they have gone through there is always hope if only we kept strong in our faith. Thank you so much for your prayer. :)


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20gsxr05 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

Wow i must say that you are a very strong person.Keep being you


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

20gsxr05: I try , I really try but I do have God on my side and I certainly will keep being me.:)


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seamist 6 years ago from Northern Minnesota

Hi AEvans

Thank you for sharing your story. My life has been seeming dismal, but I can't even imagine what you're going through. Your faith is inspiring.

Thank you also for your kind words to that girl in the forum. Actually, that is how I ran across this hub. Whether she is lying or not, it's not for us to judge. Regardless, she must be in pain to have written that.

Anway, I hope 2010 is a better year for you, and may God bless you.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

seamist: Keep your head up when we move through the storm there is always light. No we cannot judge her and I beleive that she is going through what she says, Cancer patients have good days and bad days, they are happy, they are mad but somehow many manage to pick themselves up and keep on going. I wish you all of the best too in 2010, Have A Wonderful New Year! :)


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Mikel G Roberts 6 years ago from The Heartland

Understanding the 'why me' in life is hard sometimes.

For me I look at them in this light. As a Father I have told my children things like...

"Young Lady! you will march your butt straight up to your room and you will not come out of it until..."

God does this with us grown-ups as well...sometimes the hard times are necessary just like the hard times of having to clean up our bedrooms as children were. Sometimes they don't seem to make sense, I have been unemployed for over two years, I have no clue when I might make some money, or find a job...and yet I'm not worried about it. This too is my life, and if this is the path of my life then so be it.

Footprints in the sand is one of my favorite poems...God has carried me bunches of times. I'm rambling...so I'll close.

Nicely done once again, Mikel


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AnythingArtzy 6 years ago from OHIO

Evans,

I too am a Christian and struggle sometimes with "why" as I deal with my illnesses and finacial struggles just to exist day to day. I'm just thankful that even when I'm doing that I Know My Father is in complete control and sometimes He takes me to the edge but not once has He dropped me. I truly believe He gives us these trials to remove the drous and make us better but also so we can be an encouragement to others down the road and an example of the strength He gives us. God Bless


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Mikel G.Roberts: We are like children and the lessons that have been given to us , we sometimes do not always understand. The lesson that was given to me was to become more humble and not turn my back because he was always there. I am so glad that you took the time to read, it is always nice when others really know who I am. :)

AnythingArtzy: It can be exhausting but all we have to do is believe you are also a pillar of strength. :)


lyricsingray 6 years ago

very sweet, thank you, kimberly


theawwwbutmum 6 years ago

This is the perfect introduction to you - and a very valid and true observation I believe. God never moves away , we remove ourselves from him. I found you on the forum welcoming us newbies and came to investigate and now I'll stay. I'm positive I'm going to enjoy your wealth of knowledge and insight. Thanks for following the prompting you received to share this hub :)


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djbraman 6 years ago

This is a very rich testimony of how we serve a come back God and a God of second chances. I think you would enjoy my article on Daughters of a King, in it I give my testimony which rare in a public speaking engagement, but I'll show you how God is going to restore everything in your life, and The King Said...When you are beaten down I will reach down and and restore you to better than you were before.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

lyricsingray: Thank you! :)

theawwwbutmum: Thank you for taking the time to read it and those are my life experiences but I always look deep inside and when my faith is tested, I always pray. To me God is fact certainly not fiction and he has gotten me through lifes storms. :)

djbraman: I love what you just said, " I will reach down and restore you to better than you were before." I will definitely read that hub.:)


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

The steps of a good man (or woman) are ordered by the Lord. Though he fall, he will not be utterly cast down for the Lord upholds him with His hand--It is good to know that God knows how far to let us fall before He catches us. I have watched my friend toss his boy a little up in the air and the child is laughing all the time because he knows his daddy loves him and will always catch him.

Jesus said in the world's system, like the house in Vegas, the odds are in their favor and you will feel it and suffer, but He says: You can be of good cheer, you can laugh when it seems like you are falling because I love you and I have beat the system (overcome the world) and I will never let you hit the ground.

The world expects to win and means to harm you by what it throws your way, but God will always work it out for your good and like silver in the furnace, will only refine and perfect the treasure you are.

Thank you AE for sharing your journey. =:)


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Winsome: Your words ring so true and thank you for the positive words of reassurement. :)


Joe triglia 6 years ago

I don't need faith, Logic Is My Co-Pilot.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Jow triglia: That is fine to at least you believe in something and if logic is your guide, God Bless you too! :)


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ericsomething 6 years ago from Charleston, SC and Riverside, CA

Excellent, encouraging Hub, AEvans.

A couple of truths I'd picked up over the past few years, after being bounced around life like a tetherball:

a) Everything is a teachable moment, and God wastes nothing. The trial I go through today will help shape who I am, and if I'm not hardheaded about all that I'm gonna learn something. And if I don't, it probably means I've got to go through it again in some form. It's like flunking a grade. And tying in to that, successfully making it through one of those trials by fire adds to your testimony, and gives you something to teach to others. And if I can encourage someone, then it's gonna be a real good day.

b) After finding out that God has been my copilot all this time, I came to realize it's time to swap seats. Now I'm the copilot; not a bad gig, & the pilot is Someone who can actually fly this plane.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ericsomething: Your words have made me smile and I am speechless! :)


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izettl 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

ok this hub gives me a little bit of hope. I just wrote a hub a few days ago about giving up on God- actually entitled "God Dropped Me" based on the footrpints in the sand poem.

Anyway, I have felt like this last year has been tougher than anything I've lived before and my faith is teetering at best. Mym om taught me a "give it to God" attitude, but shouldn't I be working my hardest and not sitting back waiting for God to show up. Tough balance between what God can do in our lives and what we are supposed to do on our own. Still working on that one.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

izettl: God is always there, he whispers it is the world that is loud. I understand what you are feeling, and sometimes it is the small things that he is revealing that we need to pay attention to. :)


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sherrylou57 5 years ago from Riverside

If God is your co pilot let go and let God be your pilot! Keep the faith, He will never leave you or forsake you. Nice hub!


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deedeelaw 5 years ago from Deborah's Musings

My heart goes out to you, I have been there myself. I also found out that it wasn't God that gave up on me, It was that I gave up on myself. May you always have peace and love.


Nancy DuPree 5 years ago

Hi - Thank you so much for friending me today. You've been through a lot and so have I. I will have to write a hub about my experiences, too.

I've had many many people say I can't possibly be a Christian. My life is no testomony. I can't possibly really know Jesus or I wouldn't have had to go through so much, etc... It doesn't seem to matter that I say I am saved, I know Jesus, I have the hope of Heaven, etc. They look at all I've lost - the earthly things and what I still go through and it scares them. I just pray and read the bible and do what God leads me to do.

Anyway - I really do relate to this hub -

peace and love - nancy


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lambservant 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Thank you for your hub. You know, I used to think of God as my co-pilot. But really, if he were a "co" pilot, that would mean that we were running the show with him so to speak. I now believe that God is my pilot. If I get into the picture, things go downhill very fast. But I really did enjoy your hub. Just thought I'd share a different perspective.


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago

A nice piece of writing. Keep on encouraging us A Evans. Certainly I've been blessed with my own existence. Amen!


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Your experience is a good lesson for all. When things seem bad, awful, challenging we shouldn't lose hope. With God all things re possible. God bless you


Jackie 4 years ago

The mistake I see so many making is thinking God is "their" co-pilot...the difference between a pilot and a co-pilot, is the pilot calls the shots; the co-pilot is the number two guy (or gal). The pilot is in charge; the co-pilot assists him -- supporting, helping and providing an extra set of eyes, ears and hands. The co-pilot's job is important, but he never forgets who is in charge. If we all would just remember that God is the pilot. In essence, people who say "God is my co-pilot" are saying "I drive and God is my helper. I call the shots and God does my bidding." I don't know about you, but my life doesn't work very well when I try to call the shots. When I think I'm the boss and God simply does as I wish, I'm in deep yogurt. I daily work on learning to let God be the pilot and for me to let go and let God pilot my ship.


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calico Stark 4 years ago from Earth for the time being

My late husband passed away in 2003. I had four children with him three under the age of 6 and one a teen. I experienced the emotions close to what you described. I cried, I beat my fists, had regular pity parties and yet the Lord was there the whole time. One day in my despair I realized that there was no better option than to receive of His love during such an awful time. He was the only one who could fix my bleeding heart. I locked myself in the bathroom(the only quiet place in the house) and pleaded with God to show up and touch me in some way that I knew for myself He was real FOR ME, not because I was told it was "right to believe" or because the sunday school teacher told me I would go to hell if I didnt. I needed to know Him as He was and as I was. This quest took determination on my part. I had to give it more than ten minutes of prayer. And you know what? He showed up! Yes He did! Just like a scene out of Pretty in Pink when Duckie shows up at the Prom to save the day. He was always there I just chose to run to Him instead of away from Him. He was so faithful to me even when I failed in my loyalty to Him. He will never leave us nor forsake us! Thank you so much for this Hub! It really touched my heart. We must all remember that when anything ails us in life He is the remedy! Vote up!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

calico Stark: Thank you for sharing your story. I was saddened to hear about your loss, but over joyed that you found the Lord. Sometimes it takes some type of death or tragedy to lead us back to him. But he does not ever forsake us. All of us at some point always find him again. May hour New Year be a bright and blessed one. :)

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