Resting in God’s Goodness

Hey! Quick post today as I’m off to Vegas 👎🏼this weekend (of all places) for my uncle’s celebration of life. He passed away last year due to a lung disease and side effects of agent orange (Vietnam) but thanks to covid we’ve not been able to gather with family until now.

My Uncle Gary is and will continue to be missed like crazy!!! He was seriously thee most full of life and fun guy I’ve ever met.

xoxo❤️

Last weekend our family spent Labor Day weekend in Colorado at a cabin in the mountains. It was such a much needed time of rejuvenation, even hiking was peaceful and relaxing.

Honestly I’ve felt a wave of trials lately and just when I get back up another wave comes. It’s been a tough season…but God. He is always in the midst of our storms and serves as the best source of a life preserver. Consider how a life vest wraps around us to keep us afloat, God goes deeper by encircling us not only in His arms but graciously holding our hearts and minds as well. We feel and get that blessing as we keep in communion with Him.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 says this: ‘Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.’

Wow! What hope, strength, and renewal we get from the pages of scripture.

In John 16:33b Jesus reminds us, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Though the storm may rage the calm can still be felt, our saving grace is found through Jesus!! His ways are higher and His plans are perfect. His love and mercy never run dry. He is good and He is able.

In Jesus I will place my resting hope.

Colorado pics Labor Day Weekend 2021

The highlight of our trip was seeing this moose within twenty minutes of our arrival at the cabin. People call the lion one of the most majestic animals on earth but I think I beg to differ after this guy strolled gracefully upon our cabin grounds.

He was just so confident and it was incredibly soothing observing him as he made his way to the little pond just steps away from our cabin’s deck.

Have a blessed weekend, I’ll be in crummy Vegas (sorry not a fan at all) but spending time with family that I don’t get to see enough will make the positive difference and focus—and for that I am grateful.❤️

Author: alimw2013

About For His Purpose~ My name is Alicia and I'm a thirty-something year old who loves Jesus. Only through God’s amazing grace and mercy I have been redeemed from past regret and shame. Reading His word has allowed me to look past Satan’s forceful lies, to see myself for who Christ says I am in Him. Through writing I have learned why I made the choices I made in my younger years and I now have a better understanding of why I desire to love God like crazy these days. Despite my daily failures, God remains faithful always. I am reassured of His unconditional love for me by every ink-drop spilled out on paper, each committed prayer as I cry out to Him, and deep understanding reflected through reading His word as truth. Yes keeping a blog will make me vulnerable to others’ opinions- there will be some who don’t understand, some who may criticize or judge, but on the other hand if just one piece expressed through my writing grabs someone’s attention and directs them to God, then pouring out my heart in a blog for the world to read is worth it. I choose to glorify Him alone through words streaming across a glowing screen. And it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t reveal the fact that I’m incredibly quirky; I’m my loving husband’s best friend, my vivacious kids’ craziest cheerleader and spiritual trainer (3 John 1:4). I love anything farmhouse and rustic style. I think cupping a warm coffee mug in the palm of my hands is more satisfying than the contents within. I share a common obsession with my husband for the mountains, but I would (without a doubt) settle for waves crashing against my legs at the Atlantic Ocean just as well, and I almost always have a Yorkie curled up on my lap while writing. *All photos are photographed by forhispurpose.blog and therefore may not be stored or photocopied in any manner.

34 thoughts on “Resting in God’s Goodness”

  1. I am sorry about your uncle. I pray you and your family have a special and blessed time together as you celebrate his life.
    I too have been marching through a tough season. I love the thought of God being our life jacket. What comfort that brings! And you are right, He is so much more than that because He not only keeps us afloat, but He does the swimming for us and wraps us in love when we seek Him. What a gift we have in our loving Father, even in the midst of our hard days. Thank you for sharing this encouragement.
    And I absolutely love the pictures you shared! Wow! How amazing to see a moose! I have never seen one, but always wanted to. I live too far south for that. Maybe one day I can travel to an area where they are.
    Prayers for safety on your trip!

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    1. Thank you Bridget, always such sweet, kind words you leave..I love reading them.❤️ I’ll be praying for you during this yucky season.

      So with the moose this was actually the first one I’ve seen in the wild (actually not sure if I’ve ever even seen them at the zoo). We’ve taken a trip to the mountains once or twice a year for the past 7 or so years and we’ll purposely look for wild animals every time and only see elk…this moose was an amazing unexpected surprise! Such a blessing!!

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  2. such amazingly beautiful scenery, Alicia and so peaceful looking. Such blessings. Sorry about your loss, you beautiful lady and for the trials you are going through. I will remember you in prayer. God is indeed with you in the boat – how sad and hard it must be for those who do not know that comfort. I know the family will be blessed to have you with them.

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  3. Sorry to hear about your uncle’s passing and that you’re going through such a rough season. Sending hugs and prayers and a hallelujah that the Lord is always with you and that He gave you that special gift of seeing a moose (from the safety of the cabin) that you might glory in the wonder of His marvelous creation! Lots of love coming your way.

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  4. May you greatly feel God’s comfort in this time of grieving your uncle’s passing. I’m thankful you and your family could enjoy some sweet and beautiful times in Colorado. I LOVE the moose! I also pray that you will daily have the strength you need for the trials you’re going through. My friend always told me that we are never lower than God’s arms which are always under us, for underneath are His everlasting arms. Love and prayers, my friend.

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  5. Very very nice. At least it lets you take a run at surviving Vegas. Love that moose and I agree with you. I would take a Moose any day in my back yard over a Lion for sheer majesty (and size). Ironically moose are very dangerous at times. Wide berth needed!

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    1. LOL thankfully we didn’t have to stay anywhere near the strip!!! Our hotel was on the outside of Vegas in a new development..had a great time with family!!

      We made sure we kept our distance with the moose…look but don’t touch!!😅❤️

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  6. Amen, Alicia. Beautiful photos. I miss home so much. After 34 years in Colorado, it has been very hard adjusting to Florida. I have really been struggling with a deep and persistent homesickness. Your words here are so true and very encouraging. I wish liberals had not taken over Colorado. I know we had to leave and God rescued us out of the tyranny there, but I miss that beautiful state. It’s still home in my heart. Such a blessing you got to spend time in the mountains. Living in Estes Park in the summer of ’98 was a highlight of my life. The Rockies are rejuvenating. Blessings to you and your family!

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    1. I love Estes Park and especially Breckenridge…honestly the city life (Denver etc) I can do without but in the mountains you can still find a place to relax, quiet time and a peaceful feeling. And I love witnessing others doing the same, out there hiking or rough camping, so cool.
      I really hope you begin to feel more at home in Florida, that’s always been one place I’d love to retire to.
      Blessings to you guys as well!!

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  7. What lovely photos–restful indeed. Glad to read (in the comments) that you were able to have a great time with your family–even if it was in Vegas! And especially appreciate those scriptures you shared and your conclusion: “In Jesus I will place my restful hope.” Amen, Alicia!

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