Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Inspiration

So this song is pretty much what inspired me to write this blog in the first place. Not that this is really about the song or anything, but as far as the name goes and whatnot. The lady who wrote, and sings, this song, Ginny Owens, is blind. Now I'm getting offtrack... But anyhow, this has come to be one of my favorite songs. I've actually kinda claimed it as 'my' song. This past year my family has faced a lot of trials. Nothing super major like someone dying, but trials nonetheless. And whenever we're faced with something, I always think of this song. I guess because for me it's always been SO easy to just be like "why would God let this happen? I thought being a Christian meant he'd take care of me and that everything would always be good and right". How VERY, VERY wrong that is. Recently, more than ever before, God has been teaching me that. Not that He doesn't take care of us, but He does take us through trials to test our faith. I think that's the biggest lesson I'm learning right now. Just like gold has to go through the fire to be refined, so He takes us through the fire to refine us. He never promised that life would always be rainbows and flowers and everything good and sweet when we decided to follow Him. No. BUT!! He DID promise that He would ALWAYS be with us. No matter what we've been through. Or what we've done. He promised to never leave us or forsake us. I think this amazing verse in Peter pretty much sums up everything I'm trying to say:

"In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed"

One of my favorite verses in this song is "It may not be the way I would have chosen, when You lead me through a world that's not my home. But You never said it would be easy, You only said I'd never go alone". Wow. Definitely some food for thought. For me at least. :) I hope that made sense. It's late and I'm tired, so if anything was out of line or repetitive, sorry. Goodnight world. God bless!! Oh, before I forget... In my first post I said I didn't know what the point of this blog was. Well I do now. I guess it would be more the purpose than the point, but still, the purpose of this blog... is to glorify Jesus. In everything.


  1. Wow, Hannah!!!

    You said it all so well…and I don’t think you’re the only person who’s ever felt that way. I know I definitely have. Now I haven’t at all been through what God’s taking ya’ll through, but I still hurt for ya’ll when you’re going through it.

    I’ve always quoted this verse, known it….but when it comes to living it, it can be hard. It’s Romans 8:28. God is using EVERYTHING for our good, in some way!

    I’m praying for ya’ll as you go through this!
    Love you all!!!

  2. Another one of my favorite verses!!!! But yeah, it can definitely be a challenge... Your prayers are much appreciated!! Love you, girl!! :)

  3. Back at you!!

    REALLY missed seeing ya'll at church last night...again. :(

  4. I know!! Hope you all feel better soon. :(


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