It's very wonderful to know and to be totally sure you are gonna be with someone forever, sharing and walking through life together. I know without Jesus it's not possible to be sure, He's the only thing that sustains and carries two sinners through their life-long commitment of love and loyalty. There is no other feeling or person who can do that. With Him you can experience deeper love because you love one another with His love and that is the best kind. The only kind. He is love.

He has been here in this first year of our marriage, and I am so indescribably grateful for Him. He has helped us learn to pray together, to lay in bed and talk with Him together. He's taught us to carry one another. He's helped us break down deep barriers in our hearts, and give ourselves more fully to each other. He's taught us how to comfort one another, learn to cry together and laugh together. He's shown us how to forgive one another over and over, and over. He has been our provider and protector. He's walked us through the hard months and the amazing ones. He has always been faithful to His words, and we know He will never leave us.

It's scary to think about the trials that may come in our life. We could have a child die, one of us could get cancer, we could lose our savings, we could have our house burn down, our child could be born with a serious condition, we could be unemployed, the list could be endless, but that isn't the point. Trials will come, but our Savior will always stay. He's here now and He'll be here then. What a blessed assurance. He's our only hope.


  1. This is such a beautiful post...thank you for sharing. It definitely resonates with me.

  2. what a blessed assurance indeed. i hope you and michael have a wonderful anniversary, and many more to come!

  3. You reminded me of one of my favorite hymns :)
    Aren't the lyrics fantastic?! He is mine and I am His, purchased by His blood. so good.

    Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
    Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
    Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
    Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

  4. Thanks friends! Samantha - man, so good!


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