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Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 5:00:00 AM - Written by Doug Hignell -

From the dozen or more emails and phone calls that we received in response to my last blog post, it's clear that trusting God in the midst of difficult circumstances is a common issue for many, both personally and professionally. As one friend wrote: "Thanks Doug! Your blog met me where I have been. I could easily substitute my name where your name was. This is true for both my wife and I."

In the last week or so, God has been more than amazing in restoring our hope and trust, as my wife and I have reached out to Him, to family, and to friends, and as we have withdrawn to seek Him even when we didn't feel like it. As far as we can tell, the situation has not changed, but God has shown His love and care for us in many ways, some of which were set in motion prior to our losing hope.

However, the most powerful event was probably a text message that I received from God on my cell phone. Yes, you read that correctly: a text message from God! Let me explain. As I was alone with God praying, reading His Word, worshipping, and so on, I felt led to text one of our sons, as I felt an overwhelming sense of love for him and his faithfulness. I sent him the following text: "Have a great day. Thanks for being such a loving and kind son. I am blessed to be your Dad and receive your love and admiration. Doesn't get much better than this."

Within only a matter of minutes, I realized that God set this up as a word for me, too: "Doug, have a great day. Thanks for being such a loving and kind son. I am blessed to be your Dad and receive your love and admiration. Doesn't get much better than this. Love, God."

Wow! What a life-changing word!! It's so easy to get caught up in trying to be perfect or in working for God and completely lose sight of the fact that what He wants is simply our love and admiration. He is truly blessed to be our "Dad." When we struggle with doubt and fear, when we make mistakes, and when we face challenging circumstances, He is blessed when we choose to turn to Him.

Today, God wants to send you the same text message that I received. Put your name in place of mine, and prayerfully let it seep into your inner being:

"[Insert your name], have a great day. Thanks for being such a loving and kind son/daughter. I am blessed to be your Dad and receive your love and admiration. Doesn't get much better than this. Love, God."

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