As I reflect on the highlights and the down sides of 2016, I can’t help but see God in every circumstance. It was a true roller coaster ride all through the year with my health issues, losing my job, gaining a better job, financial struggles and making enough money to survive and of course losing my mother. As I look back, God was with me every minute of every day. We learn through His word that life as a Christian doesn’t mean you will have smooth sailing, rainbows and sunshine; it means you will get through with God by your side. What a glorious feeling to realize when you are feeling your worst, beaten down and lower than you have ever been, that God loves you and will fight these battles for you. Believe me, it’s easier said than done when people say, “Give it to God”. We all want to fix things like a child saying, “I can do it myself”. God doesn’t want us to walk this life alone; He knows what lies ahead and what we have already been through. He is our Lord and Savior, our Almighty Heavenly Father. He loves us and will never leave our side. May God bless you, keep you grounded in His faith and replace all sadness, fear and worry with His peace, comfort and joy. Have a blessed day! 🙂