Sunday, August 22, 2010

Some Things have to be Believed to be Seen

Some things have to be believed to be seen.  At first, it seemed a backwards saying.  But now after understanding it in the context of my own life, it seems just right.  It is like faith.  I have been through so many ups and downs in my life, but knowing that God always has a way planned for me ahead of time, I always land on my feet, even if it doesn't seem that I ever will at the time.

For instance, a few years ago, I was laid off from my job.  That is hard enough to deal with, but my fiance had also lost his job previously.  So now here we were with the possibility of both of us being out of work at the same time.  But not so.  He got a job just as I was laid off, and because I had long service with my previous employer, I had a very good and long severance package.  My son is autistic and was going through some hard times at the time, and being laid off gave me the time to spend with him and get him back on track again without having to worry about money.

When I was ready to go back to work, I landed the first job I interviewed for and it was only a 10 minute commute away (versus the hour commute previously) and it was a $10,000 raise.

God is good.  Sometimes you just have to believe things before you can see them.

So what about you?  Have you had any time in your life where you have trusted God with the outcome and you just had to believe before you saw it manifest?  I'd love to hear about it!  Please share in comments!

Stamps: Just Believe (116948 wood or 120453 clear)
Paper:  In Color Designer Series Paper in Pear Pizzazz (117158), Concord Crush (119792), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz Classic (119784), Crushed Concord Classic (119785)
Accessories:  Scalloped trim border punch (118420), 1 3/8 Circle punch (119860), 1 3/4 Circle Punch (119850) 

Let's get crafty together!


  1. Liz - I just found your blog from scs. I'm from CT too so I just had to check your blog since there aren't many CT demos (that I know of!). I love your card - its beautiful :) Also, it was really inspiring to read your take on the sentiment and how it related to your own experiences. Nice 'meeting' you, Jacki

  2. Beautiful card, I love the layout and the dimensional elements! Pretty!

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  3. Hey Jacki! Us Connecticutonians (is that a word?) have to stick together! Glad to know there are others out there from CT too!

  4. Beautiful!!! I'm following you...