God is Good All the Time! Even When Things Are Hard

God's faithfulness in good and bad events
God is faithful regardless of the circumstances...

Last Friday I celebrated 44 years of marriage to the man who is still my best friend. What a testament to God's faithfulness in the lives of two selfish, fallen people! 

The day before our anniversary God's faithfulness also glowed when my husband had his wallet pick-pocketed on a crowded Budapest tram.

Nothing was recovered. We lost some money and now have the hassle of stopping and renewing credit cards and IDs while overseas. 

So why do I say God's faithfulness glowed?

Because God is faithful all the time regardless of circumstances, teaching us perseverance, building our character, and giving us hope in the happy ending waiting for us in heaven.

"Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us." Romans 5:3-5

So how are you experiencing God's faithfulness today?
This post was written September 2014

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God's faithfulness in good and bad events


  1. So sweet that you were able to travel to Hungary for your anniversary! My husband and I celebrate 12 years of marriage this year, and our goal is to see the 50 states...one each year for an anniversary trip with some international ones mixed in for fun too! :) God is such a BIG God...glad you found Him amidst the joy and trials of Your trip. Blessings to you...<3 the photo too! Found your link on Twitter! Good morning. Jennifer

    1. Love your way of celebrating your anniversary, Jennifer. We celebrate our anniversary almost every year in Budapest, but we don't come specifically for that reason. We used to live here doing Christian work and since we moved back to the States in 2009, we've come each year for a visit. We love the city, our friends here, and the ministry opportunities. And it's also a wonderful place to celebrate our marriage too : )


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