He’s Working It Out 11.29.16

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Romans 8:28 (NIV)

This past February, my mom unexpectedly went to heaven. While traveling, she took a nap in the car and when my dad went to wake her up, she was gone. These past nine months have been rough. I find myself searching for peace and comfort. When I read God’s promises He has made to His children, I find peace.

As I start to slip into the dark place that depression and self-pity wants to take me, I have to quickly remind myself of the facts.

  1. John 3:16 God loves us more than we can imagine. He sent his only Son to die for our sins and screwups … which provides us the choice to live with Him forever.
  2. Romans 8:28 God would never hurt us. This scripture tells us that God uses everything (talents, mistakes, situations, circumstances) going on in our lives and makes it good. They all work together to create the perfect outcome. That’s how good He is.
  3. Psalms 86:15 God is a good, good Father (also, one of my favorite songs!). Our Father in Heaven looks on us with unconditional love. He is so very patient with His children and gives us chance after chance. He doesn’t give up on us.

No matter what is going on in your life, trust in His promises. Things are going to happen in our lives that don’t make sense. Trusting Him doesn’t take away the pain and tears, but gives us hope and comfort knowing that God’s way is best. He is going to provide. He always has and always will.

There are 24 comments

By Quisha Beardsley | November 29, 2016 at 5:36 am

This! ❤️

By Kandyce Cudjo | November 29, 2016 at 10:16 pm

Love you like crazy, girlfriend.

By Adel Osberry | November 29, 2016 at 10:12 pm

Thanks for sharing–Great post!

By Kandyce Cudjo | November 29, 2016 at 10:16 pm

Thanks so much for reading!

By Donna Whinery | November 29, 2016 at 10:20 pm

Thank you Candace. We all need to be encouraged. I loved your mom too it was and has been such a shock. I can’t imagine what your Dad must be going thru. Prayers for you and your family. Love Lisa & Daryl also. Your family is such a Blessing to their church and above all to God and his Kingdom.

By Kandyce Cudjo | November 29, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Thank you so much for the kind words, Donna. I don’t know what we would do without our friends and family’s love and support.

By Brittney McNorton-Johnson | November 29, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Great post & such an inspirational blog! Sending Your way.

By Kandyce Cudjo | November 29, 2016 at 10:28 pm

Thanks for reading – means so much!

By Keondra Watkins | November 29, 2016 at 10:46 pm

I needed this today, friend… Love it and you!

By Kandyce Cudjo | November 30, 2016 at 7:32 am

Amen!! It’s crazy how he ALWAYS knows what we need. Honored He used me!! Love you, girl.

By Angie asche | November 29, 2016 at 10:54 pm

Love this and you so much!!!

By Kandyce Cudjo | November 30, 2016 at 7:31 am

Love you MORE.

By Janet Robinson | November 29, 2016 at 10:58 pm

Your mother was and would be so proud of you. Following in her footsteps ministering to other women. I pray blessings for you and your family.

By Kandyce Cudjo | November 30, 2016 at 7:30 am

Thanks so much, Janet. God continues to shower us with blessings of peace and comfort through the encouraging words of our friends.

By John | November 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm

Keep up the good work little daughter. Mom was an inspiration to her family first then to everyone she met. Our pain will always be there but God continues to soften the impact. God & her are both smiling because you are continually carrying the message. Love you with all my heart ❤️️❤️️. Dad

By Kandyce Cudjo | November 30, 2016 at 7:30 am

Oh Dad, you’re the best. And I love you mucho.

By Brittany Ihedigbo | November 30, 2016 at 6:23 am

Amen! What an on time word this is! So proud to consider you my sister in Christ! Praying He continues to use you in mighty mighty ways! Love you dearly xoxo

By Kandyce Cudjo | November 30, 2016 at 7:31 am

I don’t know what I would do with my sister!! Love you lots.

By Camille Dehart | November 30, 2016 at 7:25 am

❤️ I continue to be amazed at how God is using you through this difficult time. So beautiful, just like you.

By Kandyce Cudjo | November 30, 2016 at 7:34 am

Mille, you seriously are a ray of sunshine in my life. Always encouraging and uplifting me. Love you and so thankful for you.

By Carolyn O | November 30, 2016 at 8:23 am

Kandyce, you are an amazing young lady. I am so proud of you and know that your mama in heaven is also. You are maturing into a godly woman. Love your inspirations. So glad that you are sharing your heart. May God continue to bless you and Cudjo.

By Kandyce Cudjo | November 30, 2016 at 9:33 am

Well, I wouldn’t be the person I am today with you and Floyd! I mean, you were the first ones to ever hire this crazy girl!! Love you both.

By Jennifer Hurst | November 30, 2016 at 10:03 am

I’m so proud of the woman you are Kandyce!! You are so vulnerable in letting everyone into your hurt and healing after losing your sweet Momma ❤️ God has so many mighty things planned for you! Love you!

By Jamie Killion | November 30, 2016 at 10:13 am

Who is this young, vibrant, and wise woman? You are a blessing Kandyce. 🙂

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