Trusting God Through Every Season

Happy Sunday, ladies! I hope you’re having a good weekend, we are headed to church this morning, and then my daughter and her family are coming for Sunday dinner.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Sunday dinner because of our Caroline. She was in the NICU for 47 days. Our summer was a little rough, and we had to lean into Jesus and trust Him each moment.

She’s a little over two months old now and growing every day!

Trusting God can be easier said than done. When life is good, our trust is strong but throw in a difficult season, and our trust can waver.

However, faith is making the intention to fix our thoughts and our hope on God no matter the circumstances. No matter what is going on in our world, country, or even our own home, we need to trust God.

If you’re having a difficult time trusting God fix your eyes on His word.

Here are some scriptures that remind us to trust God….

  •  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
  • Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7
  • When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise. Psalm 56:3
  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
  • But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”  Jeremiah 17:7-8
  • You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3

One good thing that happened in our family is that my niece, Sania, was baptized. Sania is my sister’s daughter, and they adopted her from Latvia.

They live in Brentwood, Tennessee, and she wanted to be baptized with all her family watching, so they baptized her in our pool. It was the most beautiful baptism!

Sania loves Jesus with such a child-like faith, and believe me; this child has already been through more in her young life than most of us will ever go through in a lifetime.

The video is a little over 15 minutes, but it’s worth watching.

 

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Let your beauty shine from the inside out today!

 

 

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  1. As someone who has followed you and your sister for years, I just wept with tears of joy as I watched the entire video. God is so good!!!! One of boys said, “You’ve given our family a journey.” The truth is that because of your (and your sister’s) willingness to share your stories with us we have all been on a journey. Glory to God!

  2. This is one of the most precious things I have ever watched! The love her brothers have for her is so special💕. It is obvious Sania is such a blessing in all of their lives. Thank you so much for sharing, Cyndi!

  3. Praise God!! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful baptism. So thankful Sania has a wonderful family to share her love & receive love. No dry eyes here!! ❤️🙏

  4. What a beautiful video and such a beautiful family. The tears streamed down my face as I watched! Our God is an amazing God and I’m so grateful that Sania is a child not only of God but of this lovely family.

    Thank you Cyndi for sharing with us…this truly made my day. And thank you Jesus for the plan you have for this family and for Sania. Jeremiah 19:11.

    Thank you Cyndi for sharing this special moment with us. ❤️

  5. WOW! Thank you and your precious sister and her family for sharing this beautiful testimony of God’s love. I’m about to get ready for church, but I’ve already had church👏👏👏

  6. Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment. What a lucky family to have this precious child. Her parents and brothers testimony reveals what a gift she has been in their life. Thank the Lord for blessings like this.

  7. Thank you for sharing such a special day in your family with us! I won’t say how many tissues I went through while watching it! What a blessing your sister and her family have experienced by having Sania become part of their family! God is good and he had a marvelous plan for her💕. Caroline is so sweet and how wonderful that she is growing and getting bigger ever day! So much to be thankful for! Our granddaughter will be two weeks on Friday and she has already stole my heart❤️

  8. All thanks be to God and God bless Sania on her baptism. Thank you for sharing this beautiful and moving video.

  9. Hi Cyndi,
    You have a beautiful family- your sister, nephews, and your new sweet niece are radiant. Thank you for sharing!

  10. What a beautiful moment in your family’s lives. I cried like a baby over Sania’s deliverance and God’s miraculous plan played out in her life. Thank you for sharing this video…it was moving and uplifting.

  11. Wow, what a powerful video. Such a beautiful example of how Jesus is living and loving today, in our place in time. God bless your sister’s family for being so determined and so welcoming. (Yup, definitely needed the kleenex!) Someday I hope Sania will tell more of her moving story.

  12. What a precious video – how amazing to see how the Lord worked to bring this little girl into His family – and what a testimony from her brothers, mom, and dad. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  13. I’m still crying. It has touched my heart. Thank you Jesus for dying for us by giving us life eternal. May she always trust you and love you. Praise be to God for this Godly family.

  14. Cyndi, Thank you for sharing this beautiful and amazing video ❣️ Hard to stop my tears hearing the love pour out for this sweet girl. As a mom of 3 boys and no girls I am amazed by these young men. At this difficult time in this world we need more of this… The Truth of God’s love and promises. Thank you ❤️

  15. Thank you for sharing such a powerful family moment with Sania’s Baptism, and the photo and updates for dear Caroline.

    1. Yes thank you for such a powerful testimony, beautiful storytelling..much appreciated. Gives me hope, strength and courage to press on even though I’m a single parent and I’m in my later years I want God’s will for my 2 -19-year-old sons, daughters 24 and 28.Blessings to all.Peace🧡

  16. Love this story. The world can seems so crazy this helps to ground things. It grounds all the things in life that are important and to be cherished. What a blessing😇🙏❤️

  17. Oh my heart, this precious girl is going to do amazing things! She is blessed with such a wonderful family! May God continue to bless her life!

  18. Yes thank you for such a powerful testimony, beautiful storytelling..much appreciated. Gives me hope, strength and courage to press on even though I’m a single parent and I’m in my later years I want God’s will for my 2 -19-year-old sons, daughters 24 and 28.Blessings to all.Peace🧡

  19. Thank you for all the Bible verses. I really needed to read them especially today!
    Your niece’s baptism was beautiful!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us this special occasion!
    I am so happy Caroline is graining weight!!
    She is beautiful!!!
    God bless all of you!!!🙏💕

  20. THANK YOU & GOD BLESS YOU for sharing your family’s personal testimony of faith, grace and blessing! I’m sure I speak for many when I say I needed to see and hear this right now. God bless your family for welcoming Sania with so much love and faith! A shining example for us all!

  21. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful family moment. It touched my heart. What a wonderful special family you all are. God Bless You All.

  22. Thank you for sharing the beautiful video of Sania’s baptism! I cried throughout most of it.
    Your sister and her family are an inspiration to all of us, to trust in Him and love with an open heart.
    God Bless them all and Sania in her journey as a true believer.

  23. Thank you for sharing this beautiful testimony, it touched my heart! Our DD was born in Russia, she’s our miracle girl (now 18). Praying God’s blessings on your lovely family 🙂

  24. AMAZING!! What a beautiful story. Can’t wait to see the rest of God’s plans for her. God bless this family He is doing great works
    Thank you for sharing
    God is so good

  25. That was the most touching video I’ve ever watched. Those boys are just the sweetest brothers in the world! May the Lord Bless her and keep her always and always.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  26. This video is sooo sweet! Such a wonderful story of the goodness of God!! Than you for sharing it. It really touched my heart.

  27. The baptism video was absolutely beautiful! Praise God for bringing Godly people into Sania’s life and for the faith He’s given her!! Thank you for sharing and allowing others to witness the wonder power and love of God!

  28. What a great testimony to the love, faithfulness and sovereignty of our God. May the Lord bless and keep Sania and may His face shine upon her always. And may your family be blessed.
    Thank you for encouraging us today. ❤️

  29. I have followed you and your sister for at least 10 years and watched the story of Sania’s adoption. This is such a beautiful video of her proclamation of her faith in Jesus! Your family is precious so thank you for sharing your lives with us and for sharing your love for Jesus to all of us!

  30. Cyndi- thank you so much for sharing Sania’s baptism. So very beautiful! I haven’t cried that much in a long time! What a blessing she has been to your entire family. God is so good. I loved hearing all those big brothers share such kind words & tears for their sister. So very touching. Have a blessed week.

  31. My son as born at 28 eeks and as 1lb. 3ozs.. This as in the late 80’s. He is no a man just shy of 6’3. He ent to college and also has his masters in pastoral ministries. The Lord called him, not us!!. He does ear glasses but no other issues from being a premie. He as in the nicu for 3 months then in the nursery for almost a month. My comment is all to say she ill be fine!! hen the Lord is in control all ill be just fine!! Tell everyone about your ne granddaughter and ho He has orked a merical in her life!! Let her kno as she gros hat a merical she is from the Lord!! So happy for you all!! May the Lord bless you and her!!

  32. Thank you for sharing this Cyndi. I’m crying tears of joy. What a special family.
    I’m thankful that Caroline is doing well also. May God richly bless all of you!

  33. Cyndi,

    Omgoodness…😭 Thank you so much for share this special day with us. What a beautiful story this is to see not only how Sania’s life has been changed but how her family lives have been changed. What a blessing your sister and and family have been to this young lady.

    1. Oh Thankyou for sharing that video. It was so very beautiful and God honoring. What a special family!
      I pray that all of our families would love the Lord and love one another like this sweet family so that the world would know Jesus came.

  34. Thank you for sharing this beautiful video of your sisters family. I had to grab lots of tissues to watch, but what a beautiful story! God is so good! And thankful that your granddaughter is home and doing well! Love and blessings to you and your family

  35. What a beautiful video of Sania’s baptism. Watching her brothers speak their hearts brought tears to my eyes. The Lord does amazing things!

  36. Thank you for sharing the beautiful video and picture of your granddaughter. She is adorable and beautiful. Enjoy her because she will grow up fast. (I miss my grandchildren as babies.) Your niece is also beautiful. She is so blessed for her family. God bless you all.

  37. Absolutely beautiful, so much love surrounding her on this special day. She has been as much of a blessing to her family as they are to her. Thank you for sharing, so so special.

  38. What a beautiful family! Thank you for sharing Sania’s baptism with us. A true testimony of God’s love. Thank you Jesus!

  39. Thank you so very much for sharing. I had no idea what I was about to watch and was taken by this video as my two children, now 17 & 19 were adopted from Russia in 2004. God Bless Sania and her family.

  40. Thank you for sharing such an intimate moment. What her brothers shared was so meaningful. I was really impressed by their words. I can’t imagine what it was like to have a sister join a family of four brothers and what it was like for her to suddenly have these four protectors. It was very clear she means the world to those four boys.

  41. What a precious moment in time! Our family also knows the love of adoption and what a sweet picture of adoption in the family of God this is. Praising the Lord with your family!

  42. That was so moving! Praise God for this beautiful child of God! She has been blessed by a family who loves her! I just love when people get baptized and give their lives to Jesus!

  43. I thoroughly loved watching this video of Sania’s baptism. What a blessing for all and you and your family have been shown such a strong leadership to model after. I’m so happy she has decided to follow Our Lord and He is so good! Absolutely beautiful!

  44. Cyndi I watched the video when your sister posted it on her blog. I cried through it all. I was so blessed to see how God worked in Sania’s life. I loved hearing the boys talk. I’m glad you are sharing it too, as it’s just a testimony of our Lords love for us.
    I know how hard it is to have a premie granddaughter that was in the NICU etc etc. Our first grandbaby was. Just so many days of emotion, what if’s, etc etc but it also was so wonderful to see how the Lord provided and was with our sweet granddaughter and my daughter and husband. I’m so happy for Caroline’s weight gain. Such a sweet picture of her. We’ve had one thing after another for several years now and I was just telling the Lord that I know He has this, but it’s really getting hard and our family needs a break from it all. I have to be in the Word daily or my mind wanders and I get down. His Word helps me have faith and hope. He gives His comfort. Thanks for sharing the verses. Such good ones for sure. Prayers for your days ahead too. I know your Summer was rough even though you don’t say much. Have a good week.

  45. Cyndi. Beautiful video I sat with tears in my eyes as I watched it. What a wonderful day. May God be with you all

  46. I watched the baptism video this morning. So wonderful! What a loving family Sania has surrounding her. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

  47. Oh my goodness what a precious precious family. I cried through the entire video and rejoice with Heaven and you all!

  48. Cyndi, thank you for sharing that video with all of us. I knew it was going to be really good, but I didn’t expect to be crying the whole time. We have an adopted son from China, the youngest of our 4 children, and he is truly the light of our family. Adoption is such a beautiful picture of the Father’s love for his children. Praise God for Sania.

  49. Sania’s video is awesome. What a beautiful family she has. Jesus loves the little children of the world!

    Sandra

  50. What a special time you shared with all of us. God’s glory shined so brightly and His love was displayed in each one of you. To God be the Glory. Thank you for sharing and Sania seek Him always. You are such a gift from God…. Blessings

  51. Oh my goodness . To God be the glory . What a beautiful family Sania has . I cried thru the whole video . May God continue to bless you and your family abundantly .

  52. I cried as I watched this! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, Cyndi. God hand-picked your sister and her wonderful family for Sania in order to show her our Father’s overwhelming love. So very thankful she can see what that looks through all of you. He is a good, good Father! Your sweet nephews are so loving towards her — wow! Thank you for allowing us into this incredibly special and intimate family moment.

  53. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and loving baptism
    ceremony with us, so touching. Sania looks beautiful and has
    4 great brothers to protect her and has a super mother and father
    who love her very much. The whole family is precious.
    So beautiful, thank again, you are a special.
    WE ARE A CHILD OF GOD

  54. OMG-this was so beautiful. I cried along with y’all and I shouted when Sania went under water. God is so amazing! ❤️❤️❤️

  55. This is the most beautiful thing ever! These 4 big ole boys with such tender hearts! I have 3 boys, and I know what rare times they actually let you see inside their heads. Thank you Cyndi for sharing. God Bless You, and your entire family!

  56. Thank you so very much for sharing this! Such a precious testament of how God is working all things for good for those who love Him. I cried as I listened to each one share how the Lord’s gift of precious Sania has blessed their family and how they have been changed by her servant’s heart. May the Lord continue to bless and embrace and sustain this beautiful family who is so devoted to Him.