Inspirational Sunday: Because of Him

by Migdalia


I read a lot of blogs. Many times as I read I think, “I know that feeling, its happened to me!”  Its at those time when I wish I was able to speak directly to the writer and say, “It’ll be OK. I know.”

When I was hungry, someone came along and brought me food, bags and bags of food. When I was thrown out and cast aside, feeling  forgotten and unloved, a long lost Titi /Aunt raised me as her own.  When facing eviction with a 3 year old son, I received an unexpected check. It was enough to cover the rent. When I was in court defending my son, feeling terrified and alone, crying in despair, a stranger prayed with me. When as a new driver, I  drove over 50 miles, with my sons in the backseat, at 2 a.m. forgetting to put on my headlights, weaving in and out of traffic and crying with despair, I made it to my destination…unscathed. There are so many other times I can name but suffice it to say, I survived. My boys and I survived.

Along the way, I learned I’m not alone. I never was. There was always a hand guiding me, rescuing me, holding me. When I thought I couldn’t go any further, it nudged me and yes sometimes even shoved me!   

Now that I understand, I can vocalize it. It was God keeping us all along. So when friends ask, “How can you be so happy and cheery when you’ve gone through so much?” I reply, “Because of  Him.”


For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29.11 (NLV) 


Share and Enjoy. Go ahead, you know you want to.

    About the Author

    Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and two Australian Shepherds. When not chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media. Migdalia gets her glam on as a Glambassador. She also knows that beauty begins on the inside; as a result, she promotes heart health as a Go Red for Women and Go Red Por Tu Corazon Spokesperson, the Spanish version of Go Red.

    { 10 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Matt January 31, 2010 at 9:03 am

    What a great reminder! It’s easy to get into our daily lives and struggles, forgetting all the times God’s been guiding us through.

    2 Alicia January 31, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Oh yes, my friend..He was definitely with you all those times, and even now!! God is good!!

    3 Denisse February 1, 2010 at 2:15 am

    :) very nice post. He IS always there for us! :)

    4 Monica February 1, 2010 at 10:30 am

    God is good, all the time. I am grateful for His blessings everyday.

    Thank you for sharing your testimony with your readers.

    :) @mlvlatina

    5 tatjana February 1, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Thank you..I needed this reminder of my blessings that came when I had no other way

    6 Sabrina February 1, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I’ve always admired your strong faith in God. Thanks for sharing, very inspirational!

    7 Kristi February 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    This is an example of one of the reasons why I love your blog! You have such a well-balanced blog that not only highlights new products, etc. but it’s also inspirational.
    What a great reminder that God is good…all the time. And all the time…God is good.

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud

    8 Isolated Existence February 1, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Great post, thank you so much for sharing. A great reminder that Dios is always watching over us. Very inspirational. I strongly believe in a Puerto Rican saying, Dios aprieta pero no ahorca/God squeezes but does not strangle…

    9 Cathy February 10, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    What a beautiful post! It brought tears to my eyes. Yes, God is always with us. He will never leave us nor forsake us. :)

    10 Rachel March 19, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Wow, beautiful post, thanks for sharing that. God Bless you.

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