Many of us have faced brokenness so deep that it leaves us crushed. There are all kinds of repressions we face in our lives. Some know very little how it feels to constantly be knocked down with words or actions. But, far too many men and women know the real horrors of being physically, mentally, and/ or emotionally and verbally abused.
There were days not too long ago when I felt hopeless. My heart and my life were broken and I felt no hope of ever being happy again. If any of you suffer from depression, then you understand this ache. On those dark days, you think ‘why bother’ or ‘why should I try?’ This is when we know the devil is lurking and must not give in to his lies.
Kneeling beside the bed of my dad just days ago, everything in my life seemed to overwhelm me in that instant. Would he make it through this surgery? Could the surgeons fix his heart? Mind you, I was not doubting God or my faith, just worried and overwhelmed. But, as the minutes ticked by I remembered how God had helped me the past three years and all the lessons He had taught me along the way.
I held the small piece of paper in my hand. It was proof of the life growing inside me. BUT, this was the moment I was waiting for… assurance that my child was alive. The nurse laid the cold instrument on my belly and I held my breath. In a split second, the room was filled with the most amazing sound. Tears came to my eyes as I heard the heartbeat. Strong and true it was the proof I needed.
It can be difficult to handle all the abilities God has given us as women. With Him and our fellow sisters, we can learn to balance what really matters. While traveling to my best friend’s house one day I heard a speaker on KLove. She was discussing how we as women try to handle multiple… Continue reading Handle: Balancing What God has Given Us, What Really Matters
Being overwhelmed by the responsibilities of this world should not take our focus off of God. We must refocus our lives on God and let the world fade away. My relationship with God is my number one focus. If I nurture and grow my relationship with Him, He will take care of everything in the… Continue reading Refocus: Centering Our Lives on God While the World Fades Away
Courage can feel unobtainable, but through Christ, our confidence is strengthened for what lies ahead; for the plans the Lord has designed. May A few days ago I was reading through one of my journals and I stumbled across this entry from last year: I stuck my toes in the freezing cold water and decided… Continue reading Courage: Strengthening Our Confidence in Christ for What Lies Ahead