The story of my life has been one that has had its fill of struggle. I’m sure you have your experiences as well.
We all have a story to tell.
The amazing thing is, when we share our struggle, it encourages someone else.
As I wrote this book, I will be honest to say there was a bit of conversation (one sided, don’t ya know!). I did not want to share the raw details of my life with the world. It’s personal. It’s up-close.
It’s “my” story. It’s also in the past. I am one to move on, walk into the next season with gusto, determination, and hope, not daring to get stuck in the way life was – whether it be the good or the bad.
As I would “disagree/argue” with God, that I did NOT want to share the details, my fingers just kept typing. The writing continued. The story fell onto the paper with tears, memories, love, hope and awe-ness to God, who is the Maker of my life.
How fitting it was to name the book FOREVER HOPE.
Hope is not a sometimes thing in our life. Especially if you have Jesus as friend, Savior, Lord and Guide.
I was reminded again, through each page I wrote, a deeper sense how much he loves me. How those details were simply intertwined within every fiber of my being. None of the situations were a surprise to Him. He knew my life before I was formed in my mothers womb. Jeremiah 1:5 / Psalm 139:13.
I knew that was so as I lived THROUGH the pivotal challenges, each one designed to strengthen me, not tear me down. God’s faithfulness stays strong always. We can count on Him. He never fails us. (remember, when the thought comes to your mind, asking God why would you do this… he doesn’t bring harm, the enemy, aka devil does).
I say all this, to invite you to grow stronger, not in your power, but in God’s goodness and strength. We must look to Him with all our life.
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Prayer: Lord help me to be an instrument of your love. Use my situation to help other by your Word and my testimony. Nothing goes to waste, no matter how good or bad life may look at the moment. everything changes as we trust you more. I love you Jesus. Help me every moment of every day. Amen
3 responses to “Forever Hope -Living with hope in the midst of life’s struggles”
Loved this: “I knew that was so as I lived THROUGH the pivotal challenges, each one designed to strengthen me, not tear me down. God’s faithfulness stays strong always. We can count on Him. He never fails us.” The evidence is in my life as well. I know your book, Forever Hope, will be a blessing to many.
Love this article and the title of your book! Thank you for sharing. I love how you remind us that each pivotal challenge is designed to strengthen us!
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Challenges will always be a part of life, won’t they ?!
Realizing strength and wisdom come from the tough spots in life, can make it easier to ride the storm !!!