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New Beginnings

Hey friends. I am super grateful that I was able to be featured on All My Love for All My Days today. If you have not checked out Danette’s blog, you must! She has had an awesome series this week for Thanksgiving, and some amazing giveaways.

I have been on the go-go all day so thought it would be fun to share this post with you all that I shared on All My Love for All My Days this morning.

I am so thankful to Danette for having me! I have been a follower of her for a while now and am amazed at her creativity, vision, and ability to bring other bloggers into the spotlight. She is very generous! 

In keeping with the theme of gratitude, I am delighted to write a post about this subject. 

Isn’t it amazing how fast our lives become complicated and heavy? Even if we have a roof over our head and food on the table, we have other things to worry about as well. Broken relationships, failure, and loneliness can plague our hearts. I have often made the same mistake over and over, or have regretted something I have done and wish I could turn back time. 

“…as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12

Forgiven. A new start. I am free. 

This year, I am thankful for new beginnings. 

I have a past. My past contains many regrets I have and a trail of broken relationships, both romantically and non-romantically. To be painfully honest, I experienced a failed marriage in my early twenties. I truly believed in “till death do we part”, but that didn’t mean that I was exempt from experiencing a failed marriage. I thought I would never get my life back, and I hit an all time low. I viewed the world from rose-colored glasses and thought that giving my life to Christ prior to marriage meant having a joyful and blessed life. Divorce did not fit into that picture. 

I was about to find out that as a child of God I am not going to always have an easy life. Something I was going to learn was that God was the author of my life, that he walks with me through my heartache and pain, and that he could even turn my pain into a beautiful story. He is the God of New Beginnings, and he was going to give me my very own. 

See, my story went on. I found friends who loved me in my struggle, I found that God was with me every step of the way, and I eventually found love again. God redeemed my life and I enjoy a husband that is my best friend and I have a beautiful baby girl named Lillian. See, that isn’t my new beginning though. I value my baby and husband more than I could express in words, but what God really wanted me to see was my New Beginning with Him! Jesus used my husband to build trust again, and my baby to show me what unconditional love is (as much as I even think I can understand)- all in an attempt to show me what He really did when He died on the cross. Jesus pardoned my sins as far as the east is from the west, and He gave me a new start. He promised me that he would renew my soul. He can fix broken relationships, failure, and loneliness. His promise of my New Beginning and the fact that he cleanses makes me more grateful than I could have ever imagined. 

What New Beginnings have you experienced this past year? Where has God renewed your life? 

May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year! 

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

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  • Reply Sarah Kil

    Thank you for being so open and honest in your post. Amen to your new beginning. God has been so A-mazing these past few months and I feel, as you wrote, renewed in a sense. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, Tiffany!

    November 24, 2012 at 5:23 am
    • Reply Tiffany Cutcliff

      Thanks Sarah! I feel so encouraged by this. I am happy to hear that you have been feeling renewed. I appreciate you coming by:).

      November 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Dalayna Dillon

    Beautiful, beautiful post. I saw it on Danette’s blog and I had to come tell you just how precious your “Jesus story” is. Thank you for sharing that. It is amazing how God can take our disasters and turn them into something that we may not understand, but is so much bigger than our understanding. HE IS A GOOD GOD. I know I have experienced first hand the pain of a failed relationship, but I now realize the joy of a thriving relationship with the Lord. Praise God for all he has done in your life!


    November 24, 2012 at 6:36 am
    • Reply Tiffany Cutcliff

      Hi Dalayna! Thank you SO much. God really is so good. I am thankful for this comment. I love knowing that these kinds of posts are still interesting, haha. I always have a hard time being transparent about the hard stuff. Thanks so much for your sweet comment. πŸ™‚

      November 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply Kelly Ann

    Great post! I love your blog and I am now following you!

    Sparkles and Shoes

    November 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    • Reply Tiffany Cutcliff

      Thank you Kelly Ann! I will be following you back. Thanks so much for stopping by.

      November 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Jess

    What a beautiful post. Thank you for being so honest and raw. I can’t tell you how encouraging it is to read about what God has done and is still doing in others lives. So glad I found your blog, can’t wait to read more. New follower!!

    November 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Chelsea Maxwell

    Amen sister!! Thank you for being so real. You are so right-life isn’t going to be easy even if we are Christians. I think a lot of people think that being a Christian is an easy fix for an easy life, but it isn’t. However, like you said, we have a Savior who is with us always and loves to turn bad into good. I’ve experienced that in my Lyme Disease journey. If life was easy and perfect here on earth, there would be no point for heaven. Thanks again for sharing your story and most importantly, being a witness of how God’s awesomeness! Blessings πŸ™‚

    December 6, 2012 at 4:07 am
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