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Chichi blogs over at From Now Till I Do where she shares her learns and insights around relationships, faith and marriage.

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  1. Hi Chichi – I’m in one of those seasons you’ve described, where I can’t see what’s next. Thanks for sharing your story, it was an encouragement to me today.

    • Hi Amy,

      Thanks for your comment.

      These seasons can be tough because you never know when they will end or how they will turn out. Our only guarantee is that by trusting God he will never let us down.

      I pray that things will be revealed soon for you.

      Stay blessed.

      ~Chichi

  2. It has made a HUGE LIFE-CHANGING difference. We had a wall of double-standards built up in front of us. We chose to trust God and live honestly before him, and chose not live in fear of man. We stepped out on faith not knowing what God had in store for us. God has been so faithful and has blessed in amazing ways.
    Thanks Chichi, this is a beautiful post. (and we share the same anniversary!) Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • Sharon,

      Yay for shared anniversaries!

      What a great testimony you have there. It can be tough to stand for what you believe in but God always honours those who honour him. It is all too easy to forget this, but you have a great example of God’s faithfulness!

      Keep trusting in Him, He will never let you down!

      ~Chichi

  3. Yes, what a difference a year makes! It’s so comforting to look back and be able to see God’s hand–even in the hard times. Your story is a wonderful example of His faithfulness. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. Joel 2:25 “The LORD says, “I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts. It was I who sent this great destroying army against you.”
    I am clinging to this Scripture for years lost due to divorce, years lost with my son because I have to work, etc.

    • Hi April,

      I feel a kinship with you because you are on that long road of uncertainty with no quick or easy answers. Divorce impacts families for many years and has no finality to it…..my parents divorced when I was a baby and I am now 55 and the generational effects continue. However, the results of what happened became the grist of who I am as a person and it is okay. My mom also worked full time when I was growing up, but now I work at a school where I help fill the love tanks of those whose parents work.

      Intimacy with Christ is the answer, and daily renouncing self-pity has been my biggest struggle. “Not I, but Christ!”

  5. Chichi,

    My husband & I have been where you were. Our engagement, wedding and all went off fine.

    During that first year of marriage we dealt with health issues of my aging parents. Unfortunately they got worse – alzheimer’s/sundowners & hospitalizations. It drove us crazy.

    Finally in 2009 God took my mother home & what a blessing! Yes I miss her, but not with the dementia & sundowners. Now my father comes with us to church each week & is learning to live alone.

    Through it all we depended on prayer & God!

  6. I’m in that season right now!! Learning to depend solely on God…and i remember reaching out to Chichi back in May or so and she was soo encouraging!! I’m continuing to believe that God will work this out for my good..I already feel the victory…

  7. Chichi,

    Wow! Thanks for sharing your story. Something similar happened to us less than a week to our wedding. We had to find a new venue and much other things too.

    “It’s easy to have faith when times are good, we all know that. But what about when the road ahead looks unclear” – Well said.

    Thank God that He is faithful even when we are faithless. So happy for you that the will of God came to pass and not of men.

    Congrats again.

    http://bukville.com/2010/10/15/adey-my-crown-joy/

    • Thanks Buky.

      I read your story and was like wow! Your testimony is so encouraging and how God is moving in your life is so evident. God is always faithful to the end!