Unexpected Blessings – Jo Moody

Golden Triangle Women’s Ministry – Unexpected blessings by Jo Moody, Southeast Texas Christian Blogger

Sometimes life is so packed with activity that even centered Southeast Texas Christian women can feel that we are going crazy.

I’d like to go back a few months and share with Southeast Texas Christian women one of my “classic” blogs – it takes me back to a time when joy and pain intermingled and the unexpected blessings God provided.

At the time, there were wedding plans, school plans, revisions of school plans, work craziness, and yes, even church busyness…. and then the unexpected shows up. My mind reeled trying to catch up with it all.

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But here’s the thing, in the midst of all of this wild crazy stuff, God has placed huge blessings in my life. These blessings came even in the most unexpected places. Places I would have never looked or even ever wanted to take a gander at.

Here’s a little of what was making my mind a tad “crazy” – and more importantly the unexpected blessings God provided.


Tomorrow, my 22 yr old son is marrying the wife that God created and saved for him. Two beautiful people that God formed for each other. If you know these two, you know exactly what I mean. This is a beautiful thing for me. My baby boy is leaving his mother to cleave to his bride. WOW! My heart leaps every time I think about it. I am so crazy blessed by this. Can you tell???

Now, for the unexpected….
In the middle of these wedding plans, there has been pain in the lives of two of my daughters.

One who, through her pain, has grown in trusting in her LORD as her Father. Before, she could never grip Him as Father Mt Nebo Church Fred Exterior Sunset 2 for so many reasons due to her earthly idea of daddy. Praise God for this! It is only something God could have done through her personal circumstance. Easy, not at all, but I am overjoyed at what He allowed her to overcome! YAY!!! She still has a journey, but she understands Who she is journeying with now.

The other daughter, is facing a complete life change, one that she never believed she would have to face the way she is. Did she fall down and grieve? Yes. Did she repent?  Yes. Is her life still changing?  Yes. Will she press on? Yes!!! Will the blessings flow? Yes!! The situation was completely unexpected for all of us to be sure. But the blessings to come….WOW!

I know that some of you reading this know the things I am writing about and I thank you for your friendship and continuous prayer. Many of you know the personal situations in the life of one or both of my girls and your unconditional love for them and for me is a gift that I cherish daily!

So as I look back over the craziness….the interruptions and unplanned, unexpected circumstances, I SEE MY GOD IN ALL OF IT. Waiting to bless us, waiting for us to cling to Him, waiting to hold us close as we cry in our storm and rejoicing with us in the morning! How can I help but  be in love with my KING!!

MY GOD IS ENOUGH! That feels so wonderful to say. Go ahead, say it out loud. I think you want to.


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SetxChurchGuide: Southeast Texas Christians face many of the same life changes that plague our nation. Unemployment or underemployment, divorce or marital separation, and other emotionally and faith challenging setbacks. SETXChurchGuide.com  Guest blogger Jo Moody shares a time in her life when her family was bombarded simultaneously by wonderful highs and distressing lows. Jo also shares that the good and the bad all became blessings that allowed her and her family to continue growing closer to God. Read more from Jo Moody on her blog.

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