As you all know, I’ve shared a lot of my past with you. I have shared my most deepest cuts, but also my triumphs. What are you going through today?
I have several close people very dear to my heart and also some that I’ve reached out to because of their posts on their social media pages. Just to share a few, one lady is raising her granddaughter because her daughter is in jail. Another lady has two children and trying to make ends meet with her husband that is incarcerated. Another family who is dealing with a loss in their family who committed suicide. And another, who is battling cancer.
These are all hard stories and situations that God has allowed them to go through. Why? While I was asking myself and the Lord, “God, why do we have to endure such trouble and heartache in our lifetime?” A scripture came to mind. James 1:2 says “Count it all joy when you fall into trials, knowing that testing of your faith produces perservance.” It goes on saying that we should let the perseverance finish its work because it will make us complete and mature.
So, God wants us to let these trials run it’s course because he has a plan for it-and those plans are good!!! I know whatever you are going through may not feel great, it causes tears and pain, but God promises to turn it in to something good.
Have you ever heard Joyce Meyer’s testimony? Her father abused her sexually for years. But look at her now! The same story could be us. We serve the same God.
I’m not saying run out and put your business on full blast, but share your story with people who need to know they aren’t alone in this battle they’re fighting.
Lord, help us to find joy in the midst of our pains. Help us to find peace. If we have a story, let us find people going through the same or similar things. Let us use our testimonies to better ourselves and encourage others. In Jesus name!!!
Until next time….be encouraged!!!